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Kid have hard pimples on legs, what could they be?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Kid have hard pimples on legs, what could they be?

Here are some ...: Pursuing to conform with the normalcy set out by too many experts through political correctness and commercialism has generated unbearable peer pressure resulting in ruining many people's life. So, seek pro-evaluation and counseling to assess the balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities before embarking on doing something unnecessary to begin with... Best... ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

No, not if lesion: Remains small and itchy, it sound like some type of bug bite or contact allergy. Cold compresses, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , and topical hydrocortisone will help with the itch. See your doc if redness is large or lesion is painful, then consider infection. ...Read more

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I have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

I have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

Seek medical care: As it may significantly worsen. I could be an abscess, and may contain a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics -- "mrsa." you will need to go see your doctor to evaluate and treat this before it gets worse, or before it gets bigger. You may need to be given antibiotics, depending on if it is actually an infection. ...Read more

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Boil like pimples on legs that are filled with pus and occur randomly. Leave scars and dry skin layer after they burst. What could it be n treatment?

Boil like pimples on legs that are filled with pus and occur randomly. Leave scars and dry skin layer after they burst. What could it be n treatment?

?folliculitis: These may be pustules caused by staphylloccus bacteria which colonize on your skin. If this is the problem, a course of potent antistaphylloccal antibiotic like dicloxacillin(if you're not allergic to penicillins) is required to clear this condition. For single pustules, use warm compresses and sterilize the surrounding skin(but not on the pustule) with rubbing alcohol. Use Bacitracin on boil. ...Read more

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Pimples on legs. Doc thought folliculitis. Script for amoxicillin. New breakouts all over skin. Had low fever, headache, sore throat. Strep test neg. ?

Pimples on legs. Doc thought folliculitis. Script for amoxicillin. New breakouts all over skin. Had low fever, headache, sore throat. Strep test neg. ?

See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. I would return to the doctor who treated you so he can see the change and adjust your treatment. ...Read more

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What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have some red pimple at lower legs ? What i could be ? It's kinda dried now but still pinkish colour .

I have some red pimple at lower legs ? What i could be ?  It's kinda dried now but still pinkish colour .

Folliculitis: It could be several things, but likely it is folliculitis. That is a usually mild infection where the hairs come out of the skin. You can get it from shaving or being in a hot tub. You can try washing after shaving with an anti-bacterial soap, such as dial. It can resolve without any treatment. Sometimes you will need antibiotics to get it to clear up. ...Read more

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I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

I have had this pimple on my leg and I think it turned into a blister and it wasn't popped is this a result from not popping?

Abscess: We are in the middle of an epidemic of a difficult to treat and very dangerous staph infection epidemic. Any lesion with an abscess should motivate you to seek medical care urgently. Please go see your doctor today. ...Read more

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Poped a large tender pimple on my leg that came to a head. Gently squeezed it & the pusses color had a brownish color to it. Why would it be brown?

Poped a large tender pimple on my leg that came to a head. Gently squeezed it & the pusses color had a brownish color to it. Why would it be brown?

Infection: It sounds like an infection. Staph is very common the manner in which you described it. Usually if it is small draining the pus is very important and then washing it frequently. If you have any concerns or it is getting larger see your doctor, . ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more