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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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How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

How do I remove small itchy red pimple like bumps on my stomach arms and back?

Maybe allergies: You may have a contact dermatitis (allergic reaction similar to poison ivy or hives) or a form of eczema. If this is chronic and recurrent you may psoriasis as well. See your doctor for a diagnosis and then get treatment. ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...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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32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

32mth & 13mth old have  small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

A picture ; history: When is comes to rashes there is no substitute for seeing, either directly or a pic. How long has the rash been there? Is is a long term rash or did is come in the last few days? Is the rash itchy? Could these be bug bites? I would recommend seeing your pediatrician if this rash doesn't go away in a few days or becomes worse. If is looks like this pic it is a form of warts. ...Read more

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What are those common lil white or red bumps most ppl get on arms (can look like tiny pimple)? What causes them?

What are those common lil white or red bumps most ppl get on arms (can look like tiny pimple)? What causes them?

Possible: If they are on the back of your upper arm mostly and kind of firm they might be keratosis pilaris. It's a plugged hair follicle filled with keratin which is made by the skin. You can get rid of them by using a mild exfoliating "puff" when you shower followed by some retin a (tretinoin) type cream (prescription) not sure if this is what you mean. ...Read more

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I shaved my arms for the first time couple of days ago and I've seem to have developed red bumps some look like pimples mainly on the top of my arm?

I shaved my arms for the first time couple of days ago and I've seem to have developed red bumps some look like pimples mainly on the top of my arm?

Ingrown hair: It is not feasible to be sure without examining you but from what you described the bumps are from ingrown hair. The issue is likely to recur if you shave again. If you must remove hair from your arms, try a method other than shaving. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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For the past six months, my arms and chin have broken out with small clusters of red bumps (not pimples) which dry up, then reappear every week. Help?

For the past six months, my arms and chin have broken out with small clusters of red bumps (not pimples) which dry up, then reappear every week. Help?

Get seen: I've learned i can't second-guess rashes, but this does need to be seen. It's not typical, but dermatitis herpetiformis might act like this and there are several other manageable skin problems that come to mind as well. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

I have red itchy bumps that look like pimples all over my arms. Some of them are in clusters?

Not uncommon: Consider Keratosis Pilaris, a common condition that is difficult to treat but usually resolves in late twenties or early thirties see mayo clinic review http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/keratosis-pilaris/basics/definition/con-20025750 ...Read more

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