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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 have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

I have oily skin, redness and big pores on both cheeks and many small pimples. How to get rid those pimples especially on my forehead?

Acne: Cleanse your face with warm water and cleanser twice a day. You can start applying benzoyl peroxide (5% or 10%) after each facial wash. Wait at least 2-4 weeks for a response. If the pimples remain and you are getting more of them, see your doctor or dermatologist for a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a small pimple like lump on my left breast. It lies just underneath the skin. It's kinda red and there is no fluid in there.

Hi, I have a small pimple like lump on my left breast. It lies just underneath the skin. It's kinda red and there is no fluid in there.

Boil: It sounds like a boil that is not ready to pop. Nonetheless, hot packs may help it ripen and drain on its own. Also, your doc may prescribe you antibiotic to help suppress the infection. ...Read more

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Pimple on the skin under the eye about an inch down. Popped the small one now a bigger one came up. It has been red and contains a white head. ?

Pimple on the skin under the eye about an inch down. Popped the small one now a bigger one came up. It has been red and contains a white head. ?

Acne: It is not a good idea to pop pimples, it causes more scarring that if you leave it alone. See this site for home care for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Hi I have a rash or an allergy on my cheeks only. It is red and itchy at times with small white pimples that appear to be on very surface of my skin ?

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I have a rash or an allergy on my cheeks only. It is red and itchy at times with small white pimples that appear to be on very surface of my skin ?

Keratosis pilaris: White bumps on the cheeks sounds like keratosis pilaris . http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=91543&page=0. Here's an article describing what that is and you can see if the description works for your rash. See a doctor to be sure. Other causes are possible . This usually is not serious , but on the face , it can be more bother than on the arms or legs . ...Read more

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2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...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