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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 started to see small itchy pimples on my hands. Now, they are starting to show up on the whole body. What can be a reason of that? What should I do?

I started to see small itchy pimples on my hands. Now, they are starting to show up on the whole body. What can be a reason of that? What should I do?

Scabies?: It might be scabies, esp if it's in the webbing between fingers. The bumps look like the pic, and sometimes you will see small red lines or burrows. Permethrin is the tx of choice. However, hand-foot-mouth and contact dermatitis are also possibilities. See a doctor for a more definitive dx. Meanwhile antihistamines like benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec will help w the itching. Good luck! ...Read more

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Got a small bump on palm of my hand. Te size of a small pimple. What could it be? It's not really painful but has grown a bit bigger from this morning

Got a small bump on palm of my hand. Te size of a small pimple. What could it be? It's not really painful but has grown a bit bigger from this morning

Foreign body Rxn ?: This is likely a response to a sticker or other foreign body that got into the skin, or an infection starting in a break in the skin.If growth is evident in 1 day it is unlikely to be a simple wart.Examine it closely & see if you can identify a sticker or other object you could remove.Monitor the spot on a regular basis & have it checked if it continues to expand. ...Read more

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I was biten by something on my hand it looks like a small cluster of pimples it itch and its hard under the skin?

I was  biten by something on my hand it looks like a small cluster of pimples it itch and its hard under the skin?

Allergic reaction: It is the allergic reaction to the bite, you may take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and apply hydrocortisone ointment on this area. The itch and swelling should go away in 2-3 days. If you get more pimples or any other problem then see your doctor. ...Read more

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There are two pimples on mu hand. One is big another is small. Bigger radius is about 2mm on my little finger looks transparent. plz help me.

There are two pimples on mu hand. One is big another is small. Bigger radius is about 2mm on my little finger looks transparent. plz help me.

Get checked: Without seeing these pimples it will be difficult. Please see your doctor as soon as possible so they can see the pimple and decide whats best. Good luck ...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