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I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

I have red bumps on my face post acne. They are not painful and have been around for quite a while now. What are they? How do I get rid of them?

Hard to say: You need to see a dermatologist to know what these bumps are. They may be scars from your acneand sometimes injections with cortisone into the scars can help them. ...Read more

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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Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Acne Nodules: Acne cysts are soft, pus-filled and inflamed lesions that occur deep in the dermis. They are also referred to as acne nodules, and are notoriously difficult to treat with common acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Due to the fact that acne cysts occur deep inside the skin, they must be treated by a skincare professional in order to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on my face around my mouth. I'm pretty sure its not acne, but I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and its not helping?

I have red bumps on my face around my mouth. I'm pretty sure its not acne, but I took Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and its not helping?

Rosacea: Could be perioral dermatitis or rosacea. If it is one of these conditions it is treated with low dose antibiotics or topical medication. You should see your dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Hiii m too slim want to get healthy and my face is too prone to oily skin plus white puss pimples and red bumps having blood and pain and redness?

Eat healthy: Eat a diet with at least 80 grams of complete (animal or soy) protein every day and lots of fresh vegetables and fruits with some whole grains and perform regular exercise for good health. Don't worry about being too skinny if you have good energy and eat right. Try over-the counter acne medicines such as benzoyle peroxide or the Proactive products. If this isn't enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about red bumps that aren't pimples on my face?

What can I do about red bumps that aren't pimples on my face?

Facial Examination: I wish I could see you in person but the first things that come to mind are seborrheic dermatitis or even heat rashes or freckles. I also suspect that these could be tiny capillary hemangiomas or spider nevi. See a cosmetic dermatologist if you are so concerned. ...Read more

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I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, I feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, I feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

Needmore information: It sounds uncomfortable... We need to know more about the nature and history of the "bumps". Such as....When did they begin? ...Where are they, what do they look like...How long do they last....Have you had them before...Anyone around you have them....Predisposing health factors...Etc...Best to see your family doc or a dermatologist soon...For a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels (just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout! No treatment needed - be patient. ...Read more

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My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but I'm not so sure. Thoughts?

Infant skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If you were told by your son's pediatrician that it is eczema, it is likely that it's the case. Eczema is one of the most common cause of itchy skin rashes in infants. ...Read more

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I have lil red bumps all over my legs that looks like a lil pimples with a lil white head and now it's coming on my stomach and they r very itchy?

Folliculitis: If you recently shaved the areas this could be caused by inflammation around the hair follicles called folliculitis. You can try using over the counter acne washes to help with your condition, but if it persists it is important to have it evaluated by your physician or dermatologist. New rashes which are spreading should be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

I have these little red bumps on my chest that resemble acne, but arent. They usually appear after showers, but won't go away now. What are they?!?

Read up on...: Cholinergic urticaria. See if this is what you have. If I'm way off, please forgive me, write back with more details & maybe one of us can make an educated guess -- though diagnosing rashes without seeing them is a challenge. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having some red bumps in my back. I'm sure its not acne. They were small and itchy. They are kind of scatering. Started as a group then spreads.?

Needs to be seen: This could be any of a great number of things. One entity that's very common is pityrosporum folliculitis, with red spots at the bases of the tiny hairs; it is easy to treat. Only your physician can tell the cause of a rash. If this is a new rash and you are already taking some kind of medication, consider stopping the rx if you can. ...Read more

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I was shaved its possible that I picked up someone else's razor, around 36 hours later red bumps, similar to the early stages of acne appeared. What?

I was shaved its possible that I picked up someone else's razor, around 36 hours later red bumps, similar to the early stages of acne appeared. What?

Folliculitis: It sound like folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles. You should see your doctor. Also, you might want to make sure it isn't some other type of problem. Do you know who's razor it was? ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Please tell me what type of acne causes raised red bumps?

Cystic acne: Acne comes from many causes ususally exacerbated during puberty blocked pores with sebum and secondary infections cause the bumps astringents and cleaning the skin helps one may need antibiotic creams inaddition to cleansing the skin. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like acne on my back that go away for years now also I have big red bumps on my neck that away an the bumps on my neck are painful?

I have bumps that look like acne on my back that go away for years now also I have big red bumps on my neck that away an the bumps on my neck are painful?

Cystic Acne: Nodulocystic acne sufferers develop nodules as well as cysts. Nodules are hard, painful lumps under the skin's surface. Much larger than papules, nodules form deep within the skin and take a long time to heal. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red bumps/acne on chest?

Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of red bumps/acne on chest?

Serious Rx: When it's on the chest, usually at least a short course of a systemic antibiotic is required. Perhaps tetracycline 500 2x/day from your physician plus topical benzoyl peroxide will do the trick. It's a chronic disease that will eventually remit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Acnes on back, buttocks and pubic region. Few red bumps and few pus filled. Please suggest a way out.

Acnes on back, buttocks and pubic region. Few red bumps and few pus filled. Please suggest a way out.

See Your Doctor: It may or may not be acne, however, in either case, you likely need to be on antibiotics for initial treatment and then deal with the cause (skin issues, irritants, dirt, etc.). ...Read more

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Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Red bumps on arms and legs don't itch and is not acne. Any ideas?

Not certain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I get red bumps on my back they're not acne or zits but they are under the skin and they disappear after a few days what is it?

I get red bumps on my back they're not acne or zits but they are under the skin and they disappear after a few days what is it?

Sweat pimples?: Transient red bumps coukd be swelling of deep hair follicle from swearing. These would. E red and disappear in few days as skin cools off and sweat gland opening allows sweat out. ...Read more

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Red bumps on lip line for a while now. 2 tests done to show it's not hsv. Like acne, but redder and more painful. What is it?

Red bumps on lip line for a while now. 2 tests done to show it's not hsv. Like acne, but redder and more painful. What is it?

? Canker sores: Canker sores are not contagious. They may look like a pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring. You may have one, or a group of them. Women seem to get them more than men. The cause of canker sores is not clear. It may be due to:

a weakness in your immune system for example, from the cold or flu, stress or
lack of vitamins and minerals in the diet, including vitamin B12 or folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Acne, she has been using over counter acne medicine but still has problems on her cheeks the red bumps what are some alternative prescription medications that she could try any suggestionscan she see her pediatrician about this?

Acne, she has been using over counter acne medicine but still has problems on her cheeks the red bumps what are some alternative prescription medications that she could try any suggestionscan she see her pediatrician about this?

ACNE: IF HER ACNE IS NOT IMPROVING, PERHAPS A DERMATOLOGIST MIGHT HELP.
MEANWHILE, SHE SHOULD FOLLOW MY DIET FOR RESISTANT ACNE:
NO NUTS OR PEANUT BUTTER
NO CHOCOLATE WHATSOEVER
CUT WAY DOWN ON DAIRY PRODUCTS
GIVE THIS ABOUT A MONTH
THEN HAVE YOUR DAUGHTER SEND ME A THANK YOU NOTE! ...Read more

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I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months I've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

I never had acne at all growing up. For the last two months I've had small red bumps on my nose to my forehead in one patch that doesn't go away?

Acne: Acne can happen at any age, not just adolescence. A dermatologist can give your recommendations on treatment if over the counter products are not working. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more