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Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
46K people helped
What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

Maybe folliculitis: Folliculitis is a condition that presents with tiny pustules at the roots of the hairs. It is particularly common on hairly areas that sweat a lot, such as chest and buttocks in men, and the skin folds (groin, armpits). There are effective topical and by mouth treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Peter Lio
Board Certified, Dermatology
15 years in practice
178K people helped
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How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

Dr. Peter Lio
Board Certified, Dermatology
15 years in practice
178K people helped
How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

See your derm: Adult acne seems to be increasingly common and can cause red pustules and marks on the skin. Rosacea can also do this, as well as bacterial infections such as folliculitis. Depending on the cause, there are almost certainly good treatments, so seeing your doctor will allow you to get a diagnosis and treatment, which may include topical creams and possibly oral medicines. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

Dr. George Kroumpouzos
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
46K people helped

Maybe folliculitis: Folliculitis is a condition that presents with tiny pustules at the roots of the hairs. It is particularly common on hairly areas that sweat a lot, such as chest and buttocks in men, and the skin folds (groin, armpits). There are effective topical and by mouth treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Lio
Board Certified, Dermatology
15 years in practice
178K people helped
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How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

Dr. Peter Lio
Board Certified, Dermatology
15 years in practice
178K people helped

See your derm: Adult acne seems to be increasingly common and can cause red pustules and marks on the skin. Rosacea can also do this, as well as bacterial infections such as folliculitis. Depending on the cause, there are almost certainly good treatments, so seeing your doctor will allow you to get a diagnosis and treatment, which may include topical creams and possibly oral medicines. ...Read more

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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
19 years in practice
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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
19 years in practice
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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Not really!: Eczema causes dry, course, rough, darkened skin, but not really postules, unless you get an infection! ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

Dr. James Eitner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

Either, or Worse: Either could cause the red pustules or you may have gotten infected hair follicles or skin glands, which may require medication. Do not reuse the razor, since if it is an infection, you can spread it to other areas. If the razor is causing burn or ingrown hairs, then it is dull and needs to be replaced. Keep the area clean, use antibacterial cream, warm compresses, but see doc if worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

There are two types: Herpes comes in two viruses. One is type one (used to be called simplex or 'oral' herpes) and type two (used to be called 'genital' herpes). You only get herpes in one location. The same infection does not move or migrate. It sure sounds like you also have herpes type one. I would advise a blood test to prove or disprove this. ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
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Have a question, I have a serious itch, and red pustules around the grooming area! That itches when it gets dry! I try to us gold bond and other powders but it's very uncomfortable and it's like acne but itchy.... ?

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Have a question, I have a serious itch, and red pustules around the grooming area! That itches when it gets dry! I try to us gold bond and other powders but it's very uncomfortable and it's like acne but itchy.... ?

Exam needed: Rashes are extremely difficult to DX and treat correctly without an exam. Suggest seeing your Family DR or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Anthony
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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Itchy red pustules on scalp after going to hair salon 6 yrs ago.Now all over body except face.Allergy or follicultis.Allergy meds & prednisone no help?

Dr. Alan Anthony
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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Itchy red pustules on scalp after going to hair salon 6 yrs ago.Now all over body except face.Allergy or follicultis.Allergy meds & prednisone no help?

Need to be seen: I recommend seeing a physician soon. The possibilities are many and include everything from atopy to neuroexcoriations to scabies. ...Read more

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
24 years in practice
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