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Small White Pimples On Body
I've had some small white pimple like bumps on my penis for 3 months. They don't itch or hurt. I've been sexual in the past. They're only on shaft.
May be: Fordyce spots, which visible sebaceous (oil) glands that are present in most individuals particularly on the genitals. It's hard to say though without visualizing the lesions. Your best bet is to at least see your primary care doctor if not a dermatologist. ...Read more
Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more
My 4 children developed itchy, small pimple like bumps, some which have clustered, on various parts of their bodies in the last couple of days. Help!
Hi. These small pimples keep appearing on my body everywhere. It's hard to even see them they are that small and flesh coloured. But they itch like crazy. And keep appearing everywhere?
Please have your: Doctor examine you so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. It is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing the rash. If you have no medical contraindication to doing so, you could take a non-sedating antihistamine meanwhile to relieve the itching. ...Read more
Eval needed: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I just got back from Mexico and small, red pimple-like bumps on body started appearing everywhere. Its spreading. How do I treat it?
Rash: You need to have a diagnosis before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Tough to say: Really impossible to DX over the computer, . ..Recommend when they occur, get into see a health care provider for an exam, the proper diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
Itchy?: I have a few questions. Are they itchy? Was he immunized against the chicken pox? Any other symptoms like fever? The rash you describe sounds like the chicken pox, typically described as "a dew drop on a rose petal" appearance. Even if your son was vaccinated there is such a thing as breakthrough infections, they tend to be very mild. I suggest seeing his doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more
Need help docs! My 5 year old has small pimple like bumps all over his body. When should I start being concerned?
CHild rash: Be concerned if the child is having symptoms from the rash (itching, pain, drainage), or if it's not improving in a couple of weeks after treatment. It may be many different things and may need a doctor to do a good history and look at the rash to determine what it is and what the best treatment would be. ...Read more
Small round patches surrounded by pimples appears on my body surface. It is itchy and bleeds when scratched. Iam 26 yrs and how could it be cured?
Have to: You will have to see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options because there are several diseases that look the same. ...Read more
I have some small pimple like bump and some slightly bigger pink bump all over body. Only some bump itch lightly. What can it be?
I have a son 3.5 years old and I just noticed all over his body small red pimples, some of them filled with water. What it wold be? And what should I
Chicken pox: It's possible that this is chicken pox. Is he itchy? Fever? With varicella, there are 3 kinds of spots- 1) flat red spots, 2) clear blisters that open easily if you brush them, and 3) broken blisters that start to crust over. Usually, there will be all 3 types within the first day or so. Tepid baths with 2 tbsp of baking soda can help. Call the doctor if there is a high fever or other symptoms. ...Read more
I have small red pimples that look like mosquito bites all over my body for the last week. What could that be? Could it be related to my liver?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small cluster of boil like pimples on back. They disappeared when I started to boost my immune system. Itching stops with body powder. Is it my diet?
Diet unlikely cause: If you are eating a fairly balanced diet then it is unlkely that the lesions are related to your diet. Pimples are more likely related to excessive sweating and plugged pores. A cluster of pimples sounds suspicious for zoster or herpes. If you have a flare up, I advise you to have them evaluated. ...Read more
I have small red pimple like bumps all over my right leg. No where else on my body. Have not changed soaps or detergents recently. They do not itch?
Can I use dovobet for small pimple like bumps all over my abdomen chest and back? I have had follicle problems, and body acne it looks similar to both
Not a good idea:
It is not a good idea without knowing exactly what you are treating. Devobet is a combination local ointment used for psoriasis and it contains Dexamethasone a strong steroid which may make your rash worse
i will suggest you consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
I am having breast pain and chest pain. And my whole body is very weak because of this pain. I am also having a small puss boil (pimple) inupper breast?
Seek Immed Care: You should immediately seek medical care. Either er or personal md (if you have one). This could be a serious problem, and needs immediate attention and care. ...Read more
Doctor actually me and my brother are suffering from small water serum filled pimples on the full body, I think that they are small watery blisters.
Can molescum contagious be all over body? Like legs upper thighs? Look like small tiny goosebumps pimples will check with a dermatologist at some stag
I have dry skin and I get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as I shave. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Multifactorial: At your age. ....Pmples should be unusual. Need to be evaluated for possible cause. Pimples are hair follicle problem, sweat gland is involved in the process. Personal hyzine, exposure to chemical/dust, lac of vit a, vit c, hormonal imbalance, too harsh soap/detergent/lotion, certain food material has effect. See pmd. ...Read more
OTC Acne Treatment:
If one is getting scarring (not staining, but depressed or pitted scars), one should seek a medical opinion for prescription treatment. The following can be used:
clogged pores (whiteheads and blackheads):
- retinol at bedtime
- salicylic acid
- glycolic acid
- benzoyl peroxide
inflammatory lesions (red bumps and/or pus bumps)
- benzoyl peroxide gel
- topical sulfur. ...Read more
Clean and Buff:
Clean: start with conservative measures for whiteheads and oily skin. A cleaning routine is necessary. Consider soaps with dead sea salts which provide a drying effect. Benzoyl peroxide is the main stay for topical therapy for acne. It can be purchased over the counter. Keep your hands off your face.
Buff: microdermabrasion along with exfoliants. If these measures fail, physician review. ...Read more
This could be caused: By an ingrown hair from shaving or a true pimple. Without being able to examine you, it would be hard to say what it is. ...Read more
Acne?: If this is nodulocystic acne on your trunk, you're going to need to get with a dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment before you end up mutilated. If it is not, a dermatology consult is indicated in any case to rule out such entities as dermatitis herpetiformis or dozens of others. Best wishes. ...Read more
There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac
inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
You can't: Stretch marks are tears in the skin from below. Many things have been tried, creams, lotions, lasers and none of them have shown long term improvement. Acne scars can removed and converted from a round depressed scar to a straight line scar if that would be an improvement. There is no such thing as scar removal just scar improvement. ...Read more
Get serious Rx: You are going to need to get with a scientific physician & control your acne. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
Manage your acne: It sounds like you are getting scars from acne. You're 21 years old. Even if your parents had some issue that prevented you from getting your acne treated scientifically as it should have been, there's no reason they can interfere now. Acne with scarring requires a physician's care. Act like an adult and pick up the telephone now. ...Read more