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I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

I keep getting pimples but under my skin and they hurt really bad. Anything I can do to get rid of them. Any home remedies?

Serious Rx: The 'home' / 'pop' remedies like pepper or lemon juice are cruel pranks. Get a tube of benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully once or twice daily as you can tolerate. If you're not better in two weeks, get with your physician. Acne can be managed today. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?

See dermatologist : Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

Pimples: If they are indeed whiteheads, or pimples under the skin, a tiny needle can be used to create an opening in the skin to release the oil inside. This should be done under sterile conditions, preferably in a doctor's office, to reduce the risk of infection and scarring. ...Read more

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What does a pimple look like under the.Skin?

What does a pimple look like under the.Skin?

Here's a great: Diagram: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=diagram+pimple&qpvt=diagram+pimple&form=igre#view=detail&id=32ff6da58f7694790ebf62e78d69411cda7882a8&selectedindex=2.

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Was biten by something it looks like a pimple but its hard under the skin and it itch?

Was biten by something it looks  like  a pimple but its hard under the skin and it itch?

Cyst: The body tends to wall off any infection and when the infection resolves it can turn into a cyst and it will feel firm. It stretches the skin when it continues to grow. These type of lesions should be looked at to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more

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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


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