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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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Very small bumps(like pimple, without pus) on my penis meatus. visible after ejaculation. no pain or itch. what is it??

Very small bumps(like pimple, without pus) on my penis meatus. visible after ejaculation. no pain or itch. what is it??

PPP?: Likely are pearly penile papules, which are harmless. See: http://pppremoval.Hubpages.Com/hub/pearly-penile-papules-ppp-removal-treatments -- for more information and options on treatment, if desired. If not similar, should see your dr or a urologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Can also google-image for comparison images. ...Read more

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I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female.What can these pimples be?

I see very small pimples without pus on my throat and near to tonsils. Also my tonsils are red for 5 months. I am 25 female.What can these pimples be?

Lymphoid hyperplasia: Red globules on the back of the throat are enlarged lymph follicles and are usually caused by chronic irritation from post nasal drip or irritation from chronic relux. Appearance of the throat may look like cobblestone, and is often referred to by that name. Your PCP can evaulate, or ENT or Allergist can assess sinuses and GI for reflux. Smoking of any kind is an irritant and can cause this too ...Read more

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Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Depends: If this thing is large, enlarging rapidly or causing serious signs or symptoms ( nausea, vomiting, pain up the leg, pain way out of proportion to the lesion, high fever, etc.) you should see someone. Otherwise a warm compress a few times a day, a bandage and good hygiene should resolve this. ...Read more

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Hi i was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Hi i was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Pimples: It is probably a form of folliculitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. The pustules can be cultured to see if there is a specific type of bacteria present. Both topical and systemic therapies can be instituted. ...Read more

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Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Probably exactly: That...sometimes stress can cause severe acne breakouts or intense individual pimples.Sounds like that might be what it is.Do you always get it in the same place? Extra care to your skin-cleansing with a salicylic acid cleanser, and a deep cleanser like a charcoal cleanser several times a week- with the addition of a prescription acne medication may help tame your breakouts.See your doc for an Rx. ...Read more

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Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

STOP: Unless you want to go to medical school and specialize in dermatology you are playing with fire: squeezing and abscess will not only leave you open to deeper infection, but will guarantee scarring and recurrence. STOP SQUEEZING!! ...Read more

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Two days ago I started feeling like itch on my inner tigh so I scratch and the next day I seen a group of white pimples with pus ..what is it?

Two days ago I started feeling like itch on my inner tigh so I scratch and the next day I seen a group of white pimples with pus ..what is it?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are sexually active, it may be herpes. It would be prudent to see your doctor and if you are sexually active, get tested for herpes and other STDs. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...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