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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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I have a raised rash from oversqueezing a zit. Looks like a chemical burn. Neosporin made rash worse. Using clindamycin now when will I see improvement?

I have a raised rash from oversqueezing a zit. Looks like a chemical burn. Neosporin made rash worse. Using clindamycin now when will I see improvement?

Raised rash: Based on your description, I would expect improvement in 1-2 days and resolution in 7-10 days. If worsening or no improvement, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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. I find rashes or like a small zits on my face after cooking process. Due to tat cooking heat maybe. Any advices?

. I find rashes or like a small zits on my face after cooking process. Due to tat cooking heat maybe. Any advices?

Face: Hard to know. Maybe splatters from cooking oil if you use that or from having your face too close to the heat. May be exacerbation of eczema. See your dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more

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Rash on 2 year old butt and lower back that look like zits. What do I do?

Rash on 2 year old butt and lower back that look like zits. What do I do?

Variety of causes: The "zits" description leaves a lot to the imagination. This could be bites (flea, ant), yeast (candida albicans), hives (allergic) or a mild skin infection from skin germs, or bites originally that became infected later. If these do not fade over a few days and or continue to enlarge or incrase in number, an office evaluation is worth while. ...Read more

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I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

Can't say with: Available info. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have littles zits in my penis is that normal? And some microscopical bumps in my penis head, ni rash or something else!

I have littles zits in my penis is that normal? And some microscopical bumps in my penis head, ni rash or something else!

Fordyce spots or HSV: Fordyce spots are common and a result of visible sebaceous glands. These are benign lesions. Genital herpes or other sexually transmitted diseases must be considered and this warrants a proper examination from your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

It is important to: Seperate these phenomen. The period is not related to rash onset. The papules could be a few things but if itching like crazy, at night, u may have a skin mite, bed bugs or something requiring permetharin cream. The zit is likely coincidental and, if your periods are bad then itching all over and having a zit will put u into disaster mode. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone cream, get into doc. ...Read more

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Have a rash that looks like tiny pimples (they're spreadout) all over body only itches at first, turns into sores. Hubby and child have too. Seen 2 different doctors and 2 different diagnosis. Help!!!

It would help...: ...to know what diagnoses the other docs gave you. Some conditions just have to "run their course." For example, chicken pox can start as tiny blister-like bumps which then become ulcers or sores. With proper cleansing and voiding scratching or rubbing, most of them heal w/out scars. Herpes can act the same way but, except in infants, usually are localized to 1 area. Need more info! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the entomb iris in children? Skin rash that looks like acne?

What are symptoms of the entomb iris in children? Skin rash that looks like acne?

Enterovirus?: I think you meant to say "enterovirus" We are having an especially high number of hospitalizations this season in children. It presents as a very intense cold, fever, sometimes headache and sore throat. The hospitalizations are mostly related to severe respiratory illness, so watch for shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, fast breathing. The rash does not look like acne. ...Read more

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My two month old has a rash that looks like very small pimples and is very red and in some places its blochy and red. Is this normal if what's going on?

My two month old has a rash that looks like very small pimples and is very red and in some places its blochy and red. Is this normal if what's going on?

Patience: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within weeks of birth they break out for many weeks before the hormone levels begin to drop ; the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. Occasional use of a 1/2% hc once daily can calm some lesions. ...Read more

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In alaska for summer and have rash that looks like group of papules acne. Feels raw to touch and is slowly spreading. Could this be parasite/infectio?

In alaska for summer and have rash that looks like group of papules acne. Feels raw to touch and is slowly spreading. Could this be parasite/infectio?

Hard to know: Parasite would be lower on the list of possibilities, but may be possible. Acne, contact sensitivity, photo (sun) sensitivity, foliculitis, vitamin deficiency/toxicity based on diet change and probably others may be on the list of possibilities. A physician will need to examine the lesion and to get more info to better help. Good luck and enjoy the summer! ...Read more

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Have rash looks like tiny pimples?

Have rash looks like tiny pimples?

Not sure: Given your description it is not possible to say. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a weird rash on my chest it almost looks like acne but it is not. What could it be?

What to do if I have a weird rash on my chest it almost looks like acne but it is not. What could it be?

Get it seen: There are so many different dermatology diagnoses that even this experienced pathologist doesn't recognize them all. It's time for a physician's office visit, possibly with a dermatology referral. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more