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Small pimples covering chest and breasts. Should i be concerned? And what can I do to treat them?

Small pimples covering chest and breasts. Should i be concerned? And what can I do to treat them?

Pimples : Folliculitis is often caused by bacteria in the hair follicles. There are antibacterial washes and lotions or oral antibiotics that a dermatologist can prescribe. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. could i have hiv.

I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. could i have hiv.

Not HIV: The rash of a new HIV infection is not pimple-like, and occurs along with fever, sore throat, lymph node enlargement, etc. Three weeks is too long for onset of new herpes and HIV doesn't cause cold symptoms like stuffy nose or cough. If you remain worried, visit the Public Health STD clinic at Harborview (which I used to direct) to check out your symptoms and herpes, and maybe HIV testing. ...Read more

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I have lot of small pimples on my back and chest and face what should I do?

I have lot of small pimples on my back and chest and face what should I do?

Need real Rx: You will need both a topical medication such as benzoyl peroxide and at least a month or two of prescription-strength oral meds, perhaps tetracycline. ...Read more

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Have about 15-20 small pimples w/ white center across chest. They have been there for about 3 weeks. Should i be concerned?

Have about 15-20 small pimples w/ white center across chest.  They have been there for about 3 weeks.  Should i be concerned?

Not yet: This may be pityrosporum folliculitis, a heat / friction rash, or any of several other possibilities. Unless they are painful or you develop a fever, i would not be concerned. If they persist and are troublesome, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

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I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

I have very small pimple-like bumps on my chest after a sunburn. Weeks later they are still there. What are they? They don't hurt

Bumps: It would be easy to tell if they could be examined. They might represent milia due to the skin healing over the pores you will have to have a doctor look at them to be sure. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When i stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When i stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be a difficult and chronic condition. You may need to take oral antibiotics for quite a while...Maybe months ....Maybe longer. If you add a benzoyl peroxide wash it might help control your problem.It is basically a form of acne at the hair follicle so it can linger on for a long time an need chronic treatment. ...Read more

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I have lot of small pimples for long time on face and backside and chest?

I have lot of small pimples for long time on face and backside and chest?

Acne: Prescription ointments--- Retinoids help. Other topical creams-- Bezoyl peroxide and clindamycin gel help. Modular and pistular acne respond to oral doxycycline. In nut shell-- all these are prescription only so see your MD ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on chest brown hole in middle and swollen white then red. Started small and slowly growing and becoming painful.

I have a pimple like bump on chest brown hole in middle and swollen white then red. Started small and slowly growing and becoming painful.

Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person. But, local infections grow with collections of pus and can cause a variety of color changes. They need specfic treament often with minor surgery. ...Read more

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I had a few small white pimple type things on my chest. Should i worry?

I had a few small white pimple type things on my chest. Should i worry?

No unless infected.: May be a pimple or cyst. Watch 4 infection and increase in size or becomes painful, then see ur pcp. ...Read more

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