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What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

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

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more


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How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

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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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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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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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

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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I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

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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After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

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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Pain=7 cheek swelling. Lump mouth bottom gum line.Freely moving white pustule pops, bleeds turns in2 red pustule. Disappears&reappears always samespot?

Pain=7 cheek swelling. Lump mouth bottom gum line.Freely moving white pustule pops, bleeds turns in2 red pustule. Disappears&reappears always samespot?

Dental abscess?: If a lump is in the gums (not on the inside nor the outside of the cheeks), and it swells with pus and then breaks open, it can be a tooth abscess. An abscess from the root of a tooth can spread to the gum surface and appear as a pustule. A dentist can evaluate to see if that is the problem. ...Read more

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Can a male yeast infection present very small white pustules accompanied by pain, itching, and redness? This is only on the scrotum.

Can a male yeast infection present very small white pustules accompanied by pain, itching, and redness? This is only on the scrotum.

Folliculitis: Various treatments used. Some of these can be used for more than 1 thing. Castellani solution will help folliculitis, yeast, or intertrigo. Azole creams such as miconazole, ketoconazole, and clotrimazole are useful for yeast and seborrheic dermatitis. A visit to a dermatologist will be a good idea. ...Read more

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I keep getting red sore pustules under my eyes, could it be eczema?

Sure : Sore pustules that occur on the eyelids can be serious in nature and need to be examined by an eye md. Many things can cause these from eczema to infections. ...Read more

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I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

I've had a red, itchy rash (thigh) for two months. 2 prescribed steroids-no relief. It's now painful and red with little pustules. Thoughts?

Folliculitis: This can be from inflammation around the hair follicles and may need a combination of antibiotics and topical medications to treat, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area. Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image. ?

Red flat rash, no pustules / oozing. Small red pin dots around area.  Isolated to corners of mouth, no where else. See profile picture for image. ?

Angular cheilitis: A rash at both corners of the mouth simultaneously is angular cheilitis. Different causes may include vitamin deficiency, an autoimmune condition that can affect the mouth, viral infections, yeast infections, bacterial infections, atopic dermatitis/eczema, food allergy, contact dermatitis (for example to toothpaste or Chapstick), to name a few. Getting a check by your physician is usually best. ...Read more

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Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

See your doctor: Please follow up with your doctor for a skin check. Insect bites can progress and worsen into skin infections that should be evaluated. Also your medical provider can prescribe treatments for relief from possible itching that you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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