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I was working out and wearing a sweat suit and a couple days later I developed red dots on my legs which some have little pimple heads. Is this stapp?

I was working out and wearing a sweat suit and a couple days later I developed red dots on my legs which some have little pimple heads. Is this stapp?

Could be: Sounds like folliculitis, which commonly is staph or strep species. Antibacterial soap and/or astringent can often help dry & kill the bacteria topically. If persists / spreads, may need Chlorhexidine scrub or to see dr for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why do I always break out in-between my legs? I don't sweat a lot. But always have a bunch of pimples and some blackheads. What can I do to prevent?

Why do I always break out in-between my legs? I don't sweat a lot. But always have a bunch of pimples and some blackheads. What can I do to prevent?

It depends,,,: It depends on your body and possibly your habits. If you're heavy your legs might rub together and get irritated, causing pimples, etc. If you wear tight clothing, this can happen, also if you don't dry yourself there after washing. So if these need to be corrected, this can be helped. If they don't, then antiseptic or drying creams might help. If it still persists, see a skin doctor. ...Read more

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I work at a pizzeria from 10am to10pm. As a cook. I where sweats allday. I'm always sweating. By sunday on my day off I where shorts. My legs look like I've ben bitten by mosquitos. But l think its like zits. Sometimes my legg itches. What do you think?

I work at a pizzeria from 10am to10pm. As a cook. I where sweats allday. I'm always sweating. By sunday on my day off I where shorts. My legs look like I've ben bitten by mosquitos. But l think its like zits. Sometimes my legg itches. What do you think?

Sweatglands and heat: It seems that you have heat rash--the excessive heat you endure cause to sweat gland to overwork and thus swell and inflammed causing the appearance and itching as you described--similar to picture here. To improve, you must keep cooler--sweat pants have elastic bands at bottom closing in the air/heat. Wear breathing-pants, let air in. Use a cooling fan. If worsens, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat leg pimples?

How to treat leg pimples?

Folliculitis?: Keep area clean and dry. If not resolved seek medical eval. ...Read more

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What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. ...Read more

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What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

Phisoderm: Once called surgical soap. Apply over affected areas, let dry then rinse off. Do not shave your legs with multiblade razors. Although they make your legs feel extra smooth and sexy, the hair is pulled and cut, retracts below the skin surface, the cut hair can carryl bacteria past the immune barrier that is skins normal function. Then the gland at the base of the hair gets infected--> boil! ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of little pimples (acne) on my legs?

What's a fast way to take care of little pimples (acne) on my legs?

Get seen: This is unlikely to be acne if it is primarily on your legs. It may be a folliculitis (pityrosporum can do this), or some other illness. ...Read more

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I only have pimples between my legs and they itch at night what is that?

I only have pimples between my legs and they itch at night what is that?

See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My daughter has pimple looking spots on her legs and now chest. She says itchy?

My daughter has pimple looking spots on her legs and now chest. She says itchy?

Unfortunately it is: Impossible to diagnosis rashes and bumps over the internet since we cannot see them. Take her to a health care provider locally for an examination. ...Read more

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My baby has pimples on her legs, she's nine months old could it just be pimples?

My baby has pimples on her legs, she's nine months old could it just be pimples?

Many possibilities: If any pus in pimples, need to see MD. If red and raised, may be an ecema process, but usually other places as well. If itches, may represent contact dermatitis. New soaps or clothes? The cause will dictate the treatment ; therefore, see your doctor.
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I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

Usually foliculitis: Scattered lesions that produce pus on the skin are usually related to infection with bacteria. Pain can be a sign of deeper infection. You should have them examined, because if deep enough then rapid spread can begin to occur. ...Read more

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My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

My baby has red pimple like bumps on her arm and leg, they look almost like bug bites. They just appear. What could they be?

Newborn rash: If your baby is a newborn, then it's most likely the common newborn rash erythema toxicum. The rash should clear on its own. No treatment is needed. However, there are similar looking rashes that do need medical attention, so check with your baby's doctor.
Here's a link for pic and info: www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/picture-of-erythema-toxicum-neonatorum. ...Read more

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I have a lump about a centimeter in diameter exactly where my leg meets the groin on the left side. It is tender. Pimple feeling?

I have a lump about a centimeter in diameter exactly where my leg meets the groin on the left side. It is tender. Pimple feeling?

Cyst or abscess: This sounds like an inflamed cyst or an abscess. A cyst is a plugged hair follicle that gets filled with keratin (dead skin) debris. This can enlarge and become inflamed/infected. An abscess is a collection of pus, usually from an infection. They commonly occur in areas of friction (like the groin). I recommend evaluation by a dermatologist in case you require drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have pimple like dots on my arms and legs they have all of a sudden appeared over the last month what could this be and how do I treat it?

I have pimple like dots on my arms and legs they have all of a sudden appeared over the last month what could this be and how do I treat it?

Folliculitis?: Each hair follicle is related to a small gland to lubricate it and prevent dryin out. Sometime these can become inflammed and cause small red bumps. Get it checked out to be sure it isn't an allergic reaction or viral infection. ...Read more

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There are bumps on my leg that seems like pimples but they don't pop and they're warmer than other parts of my skin. Is it kp or something else?

There are bumps on my leg that seems like pimples but they don't pop and they're warmer than other parts of my skin. Is it kp or something else?

Folliculitis?: This should be examined by a physician to be sure, but commonly is bacterial in nature, often in healthy people can occur after shaving. ...Read more

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I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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