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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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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?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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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?

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)

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples to form. Common causes include hormonal changes, and certain ...Read more


Dr. Monib Zirvi
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
776K people helped
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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?

Dr. Monib Zirvi
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Board Certified, Pediatrics
43 years in practice
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Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
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How to get rid of pimples under the skin ?

Dr. Anya Kishinevsky
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
16 years in practice
9K people helped
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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What does a pimple look like under the.Skin?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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Dr. GLORIA FONG
Board Certified, Family Medicine
35 years in practice
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Was biten by something it looks like a pimple but its hard under the skin and it itch?

Dr. GLORIA FONG
Board Certified, Family Medicine
35 years in practice
408K people helped
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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Dr. Gloria Lopez
Board Certified, Pediatrics
39 years in practice
697K people helped
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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Dr. Gloria Lopez
Board Certified, Pediatrics
39 years in practice
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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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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


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