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Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Dryness on penis, now with redness + pimple like marks and few cuts noticed. Doc said dermatitis so apply cortisoid creams & moisturizor. Not curing.?

Other thoughts: Just because the steroid isn't working doesn't mean it's not dermatitis. But i'd also consider fungal infection (which can worsen with steroids), herpes, and bacterial infection as part of our "differential". Certain medications can also cause rashes on the penis and other mucus membranes. So let your doc know if you've been on any oral antibiotics recently. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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How to get rid of big red pimple without head?

How to get rid of big red pimple without head?

See a dermatologist: Most important to make sure is not a boil. If is deep, may require oral therapy. Would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes like tiny red pimples on penuis?

What causes like tiny red pimples on penuis?

Lots of things: Irritation, inflamed pores leading to folliculitis, inflamed glands in the skin. If it persists see your urologist..... ...Read more

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What is this red pimple on penile shaft, closer to glands?

What is this red pimple on penile shaft, closer to glands?

Get examined.: Any history of unprotected sex? Does it hurt/itch? Any discharge? How long have you had it? Sometimes these things can be normal, like an epidermal inclusion cyst, or sometimes they can be the sign of an sti. More likely it's benign because it's on the shaft, but when in doubt, get checked. ...Read more

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Red pimples on shoulders from dairy, does this mean I'm allergic?

Red pimples on shoulders from dairy, does this mean I'm allergic?

No.: Pimples generally refer to what is described as pustules. This is a superficial infection of the skin, unrelated to food allergy. Dermatologists debate whether diet can accentuate acne; more likely hormones, corticosteroids and local skin care would be responsible for an outbreak. ...Read more

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Child has red pimples on butt. 6 years old. Is this cause for concern?

Child has red pimples on butt. 6 years old. Is this cause for concern?

Folliculitis: If left untreated, this could further spread or produce bigger "boil." Have your child checked. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat red pimples over night for a party the next day?

What can I do to treat red pimples over night for a party the next day?

Don't know of a way.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more

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My daughter has a red pimple on her face. Bit like a hive. What could it be?

My daughter has a red pimple on her face. Bit like a hive. What could it be?

Read below: Hives typically occur briefly, for minutes to hours, and they itch. If it does not itch and remains for more than 1 day, it is probably not a hive.
It is not possible to identify rashes without seeing them. If it persists, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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I got some small red pimples all over mu body I hadn't see before. What are they.

I got some small red pimples all over mu body I hadn't see before. What are they.

Tough to say: Really impossible to DX over the computer, . ..Recommend when they occur, get into see a health care provider for an exam, the proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I got red pimple like bumps under my armpirs that turn to scars what could it be?

I got red pimple like bumps under my armpirs that turn to scars what could it be?

Axillary scars: Perifolliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) may be related to hydradenitis suppurativa (pustular infection of sweat glands). Both of these conditions may be managed medically, but surgery is needed for severe cases. ...Read more

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There is like a red pimple like bump under the toungue it doesn't hurt what could it be? It's in the middle of tounge towards the front.

There is like a red pimple like bump under the toungue it doesn't hurt what could it be? It's in the middle of tounge towards the front.

Salivary gland: There are 2 salivary glands under the tongue. Sometimes when you open your mouth to yawn you may have seen saliva squirt out of your mouth. These are the culprits doing that. They can get partially blocked, irritated, or sore, but usually resolve quickly. Take a look. If this persists, see the Oral Surgeon for examination and diagnosis and tx options. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of my red pimple?

Do NOT Squeeze: Don't sqeeze the pimple. Often best to draw the pimple with moist warm compresses to get it to come to a "head". Squeezing is not good, and may spread the infected area, plus lead to permanent scarring. If large, should see a local md or dermatologist to do the draining or provide antibiotic coverage to help resolve. ...Read more

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Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Red pimple like marking in pubic area. Painful and itchy?

Folliculitis: What you're describing sounds like an infected hair follicle. This is very common, especially if you shave. Try warm compresses and an over the counter antibiotic ointment. If it fails to get better, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do to properly pop a big red pimple on my chin?

Are there things I can do to properly pop a big red pimple on my chin?

Pop a pimple: Use a warm washcloth on your chin for a few minutes then use a sterilized needle to poke the pimple and apply gentle pressure till all the pus comes out. ...Read more

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I have these red pimple like bumps that are spreding all over my body and now its spreding to my toung what's happening?

I have these red pimple like bumps that are spreding all over my body and now its spreding to my toung what's happening?

Get seen: Acne is unlikely to involve your tongue. You have access to good health care where you are, and i'd urge you to do this at once. If this is some other skin illness == from your description I am concerned about dermatitis herpetiformis and a couple of other entities -- it's all the more reason to be seen. ...Read more

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I have small red pimple on the inside of my thighs on occasion with short red line running from them. Dr said don't worry about them.

I have small red pimple on the inside of my thighs on occasion with short red line running from them. Dr said don't worry about them.

Accept dr. Diagnosis: Since you have seen your doctor about these lesions and were reassured, it sounds like they might be ingrown hairs that get infected. They are usually self limited and rarely need medical intervention, other than warm compresses. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple at the top of my cheek. No matter what it doesn't come to a head nor dries up. What should I do? And why it happened?

I have a red pimple at the top of my cheek. No matter what it doesn't come to a head nor dries up. What should I do? And why it happened?

Mucocele: This is seen pretty often by dentists. It usually is a blocked salivary gland. If you keep biting it an oral surgeon can remove it and is an easy procedure. ...Read more

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Will impetigo start out as little red pimples?

It can: Impetigo is skin bacterial infection caused by strep or staph bacteriait may start as a red pimple and quickly spread. ...Read more

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What are red pimples with white head on my body?

What are red pimples with white head on my body?

These lesions will: Likely need to be assessed in person to know. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple under my testicles. What can it be?

Pimples: Common place for a blocked hair follicle or a pimple, if an uncomfortable location. It should drain itself after a few days. You can help it along by dialing in a warm bath or applying warm compresses, but it will still take a few days. Wash daily with soap and water. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple I think it contains blood over my penis?

I have a red pimple I think it contains blood over my penis?

Probably a pimple: If it looks like a pimple, that's probably what it is. However, if you remain uncertain show it to your doctor. In the meantime, don't mess with it: no squeezing, poking, etc, which would make it harder for your doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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