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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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 do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

How do you treat small skin bumps on triceps area of your arms?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder seen in many people of all ages. It is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps. You can use the new otc cerave sal twice a day to exfoliate these skin lesions. ...Read more

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I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day I woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should I be worried?

I shaved my genital area about a day ago and the next day I woke up to find what looks to be a small pimple. Should I be worried?

Razor burn: What you have goes by many names, including razor burn, folliculitis barbae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, shaving rash, razor bumps. It is not uncommon and it is not serious. Is it still there? If so, applying some otc antibiotic ointment may help it resolve. ...Read more

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I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

I have a small, slightly enlarged lymph node on the back of my neck. Nearby is an area of sensitivity that feels like a pimple forming. Related?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body ; many are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph ; remove stray germs from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest ; grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. Ask her doc if so. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has what appear to be small pimple likebumps under the base of his penis. The area is red but he does not seem to be in any pain.

My 6 month old has what appear to be small pimple likebumps under the base of his penis. The area is red but he does not seem to be in any pain.

Diaper rashes?: At 6 months of age, the most common cause for what you described would be diaper rashes. How to handle such? Of course, keep genital area ventilated and the diaper as dry as possible, wait, and see; if not improving as expected in 3 days, seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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I have itching on my butt area. When I checked in the mirror, I saw some small pimple-like makes my butt skin like chicken skin. Please help im confus?

I have itching on my butt area. When I checked in the mirror, I saw some small pimple-like makes my butt skin like chicken skin. Please help im confus?

Butt Acne: Medicate your backside with a low-concentration benzoyl peroxide cream. Benzoyl peroxide dries up the active acne blemishes and kills off acne-causing bacteria. There are a few different strengths you can purchased from drug or grocery stores, including 2.5%, 5%, and 10%. The higher strength creams can burn your skin and cause severe irritation and peeling. ...Read more

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Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

Small pimple-like bump on vaginal area. What could this be?

This could be a: Pimple, but it also could be a cyst, infected or uninfected. It could also be a genital wart. I would advise having it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have several small pimples on my groin area? I'm a 16 year old female.

I have several small pimples on my groin area? I'm a 16 year old female.

Hair bumps: Not to shave for few days and use warn soak or compress, then apply some moisturizer will help ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my arms starting at my tricep area going to the outside of my forearm they don't itch nor do they hurt. Just annoying?

I have small bumps on my arms starting at my tricep area going to the outside of my forearm they don't itch nor do they hurt. Just annoying?

Not new, I bet...: Sounds like something called hyperkeratosis pilaris. Basically, dry skin covering oil glands around small hair follicles. Sometimes you can treat these using an exfolliative moisturizing cream after bath/shower. Real common. ...Read more

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I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

Many possibles: Most likely these are hair follicles. Have they always been there, or is it something new? Have your doctor look at them if you're worried, or if they spread or hurt. ...Read more

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I had a pimple like thing on my pelvic area that lasted for quite awhile, eventually it went away on its own but now a red small dot for months?

I had a pimple like thing on my pelvic area that lasted for quite awhile, eventually it went away on its own but now a red small dot for months?

Inflammation: It is common after a cyst / pimple resolves that there can be residual inflammation for several months. If you are concerned still seek the advice of a healthcare professional ...Read more

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I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

I have 2 small red pimple like bumps on my genital area and I was wondering what they might be?

Many possibilities: Herpes is often a consideration for pimple-like genital lesions. However, a lot depends on details: Exact location? Evolution from red bump to blister to pimple or sore over a few days, likely herpes. Unchanging bumps over 2+ days not herpes. Actual pimples, warts, and molluscum contagiosum may be possible. Sexual risks of course make a difference. Stop guessing and see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small lump in my groin area its in red color and warm and also have a pimple head. What will be it?

I have small lump in my groin area its in red color and warm and also have a pimple head. What will be it?

An abscess: Sounds like you are describing an abscess... an infection caused by a bacteria that causes a collection of pus under the skin - often painful, red, inflamed. See your local physician to confirm diagnosis and obtain the appropriate antibiotic for treatment. The physician may incise the area and drain it for faster and more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Bug bite bottom of toe? Had ~4-5 days. Tender. Red area < than dime. Small amount of puss (like a pimple). Cleaned. Suggestions? Thx!

Bug bite bottom of toe? Had ~4-5 days. Tender. Red area < than dime. Small amount of puss (like a pimple). Cleaned. Suggestions? Thx!

Clean area: And see doctor as puss indicates infection. And some bites especially from spiders tend to get infected. ...Read more

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I popped a few pimples on my face, but now the skin in those areas formed into small patches of red rough dry skin...What should I do?

Good skin care: You should use a moisturizer on the skin and an exfoliator, keep skin clean with a non soap cleanser. ...Read more

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Boils on my private area like pimples occurring again and again. One smalls down another comes up. What should I do. They are leaving marks.

Boils on my private area like pimples occurring again and again. One smalls down another comes up. What should I do. They are leaving marks.

See a doctor: You should either see your family doctor or a dermatologist to help clear the infections in this area. You may need to take oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi my son is 4 years old and we recently noticed he has 2 small bumps on his leg and 1 on pubic area, looks like fat deposits not pimples. Worried?

Next well-baby visit: Show the pediatrician. If they start growing impressively or ulcerate or begin to hurt, have them checked early. Kids can get lipomas like everybody else. ...Read more

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Hi, my 3 year old daughter is complaining about itchy around the rectal area and its very red and there are some small pimples around. Help please?

Hi, my 3 year old daughter is complaining about itchy around the rectal area and its very red and there are some small pimples around. Help please?

Anal itching: Your child may have pinworms. Scratching may have resulted in broken skin which may have become infected causing impetigo. Have your child checked for pinworms. And apply an antibiotic ointment to her anal region ...Read more

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I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

Folliculitis: Which is an infection, Clean the area with soap and water and see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have two small pimple like in both labia minora and majora. No pain. My vaginal area remains moist almost all time with watery white fluid. Married.

I have two small pimple like in both labia minora and majora. No pain. My vaginal area remains moist almost all time with watery white fluid. Married.

Small vaginal pimple: Seek attention for doctor urgent care. May be infection, Bartholin's cyst which can grow quite large and be very painful. You may need antibiotics so seek medical atention ...Read more

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I had a small pimple on the side of my left breast, cleavage area. I pinched it and a little bit of pus came out. The next day, that area was a big I?

Infection?: Some "pimples" are small areas of infection. When you squeeze them, the infection can spread into the surrounding tissue. Usually your immune system will get rid of the infection but sometimes you can get a larger infection or abscess. Best wishes! ...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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Was shaving lower stomach (area right next to shaft of penis) and shaved over small pimple?

Was shaving lower stomach (area right next to shaft of penis) and shaved over small pimple?

It should heal fine: Assuming your immune function is normal, this should not be a cause for alarm. Any time there is a cut, you should try to clean the area, (water works the best for minor cuts at home). Then pat the area dry and if needed cover with a bandaid. Watch the area for redness surrounding the cut, or any puss like discharge from the wound. If you think there is an infection, see a physician. ...Read more

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Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Yesterday small painful pimple/ ingrown hair- like bumbs have appared around the nipple area. What is this and will this go away on its own?

Nipple pain: It depends if you are lactating? If not, it is possible this will resolve on own but if not, you may need antibiotics and to be checked. ...Read more

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What could this be? Oh the pubic bone area of my groin, I have a large red area (~ finger length in diameter) and near the center is a small pimple,

What could this be? Oh the pubic bone area of my groin, I have a large red area (~ finger length in diameter) and near the center is a small pimple,

Infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection I would just suggest hot moist soaks e two or three times a day may bring this to a head and then once it discharges it should disappear ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my Mons pubis it showed up a few days ago, at the end of my period it was painful to touch and surface area was small but it's area?

I have a pimple on my Mons pubis it showed up a few days ago, at the end of my period it was painful to touch and surface area was small but it's area?

Hair root infection: This site can give rise to inflammation at the base of the hairs in the area. It is likely an infected follicle root. A warm moist heat compress may draw it out so it will drain & heal. If it seems to spread, have it looked at as prescribed meds can speed the healing. ...Read more

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For 3 days I have gradually noticed 3 small bumps on random areas on my scalp. Feels like pimples, slightly tender. Starting today, I am also noticing?

For 3 days I have gradually noticed 3 small bumps on random areas on my scalp. Feels like pimples, slightly tender. Starting today, I am also noticing?

Folliculitis: The follicles appear to be inflamed.
You can put hydrocxortisone 1% over the counter
for redness and itching. At bedtime, can apply neosporin ointment to prevent infection. If scabs or ozzing develops this week, contact an MD Derm specialist per healthtap. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small, dark purplish pimples around his teaticles and thought area. Is it an std? They itch supposedly.

My boyfriend has small, dark purplish pimples around his teaticles and thought area. Is it an std? They itch supposedly.

Variation of normal: These little re-purple bumps are called angiokeratomas and are variation of normal scrotum. It is like having little hemagiomas or red bumps on the skin. ...Read more

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I had a perianal abscess squeezed out in the ER a few days ago. I now have small pimples near that area forming. Is that normal?

I had a perianal abscess squeezed out in the ER a few days ago. I now have small pimples near that area forming. Is that normal?

May be new pbm: Since you had the invasive germs on your skin that triggered the original abscess, it is likely that this represents an early form of the same germ invading other glands/hair roots in the area. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more