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Not pimples but tiny bumps on face, what are these?

Not pimples but tiny bumps on face, what are these?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Tiny red itchy bumps on face and neck after running, but takes days at least to go away. They look like little pimples, and I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily too.

Irritation: This irritation of skin and hair follicles is likely due to profuse sweating. The first step is prompt showering after a run. Also, check to see if any new laundry detergents or soaps are being used. ...Read more

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White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

Probably: In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face that won't go away are they related to allergies?

Pimple like bumps on face that won't go away are they related to allergies?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

My baby has a few groups of red pimple like bumps on face? What could it be?

Baby acne, contact: Without knowing more about the age of your baby and exactly how the rash looks, is difficult to say for sure. If baby under 3 months old, is likely it is "baby acne", a normal newborn condition where the changes in hormone levels in the newborn cause the glands to secrete and cause pimples. If more a rough/red sensitive rash, could be soaps or irritants baby's cheeks are coming into contact with. ...Read more

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6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck. No itching or any other discomfort. Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

6 yr old son has skin colored pimple sized bumps on face and neck. No itching or any other discomfort. Maybe 25 total bumps. Been there for months.?

Molluscum: This is likely molluscum contagiosum, a viral infection of the skin. Once the immune system starts attacking the virus, they may inflame, and appear to be infected, but this is actually a good sign, and they disappear in a few months after this occurs. It can be frustrating for parents, as I have seen mc last for a couple of years. There are many treatments available, though. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Pimple like bumps on face, skin rash white swollen tongue, fatigue, red and white blotches on palms night sweats. What could this be? Please help!!!

Better to have this: Assessed than to just guess. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?

Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?

I would certainly: Show your pediatrician, but acne is common and I recommend just keeping skin cool, and it will go away on its own:) ...Read more

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Small skin color bumps on face that is not acne. What are they and how to get rid of them? No remedy will get rid of them! Are they 'oil bumps? '

Many possibilities: When you say "no" remedy, tha's hard to believe.

You should consider many things that could cause this - topicals, foods, hormones, etc.

So there are many options. Call your doctor so you can get back on track! ...Read more

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Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Clear puss filled bumps on face, not sure if it's acne, need some advice?

Here's what to do: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated for two weeks on the assumption it's acne. If you're not clear, get with your physician. ...Read more

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Raised bumps on face. Clear fluid comes out when drained and there's often a white-clear cartilaginous mass as well. Doesn't seem to be acne.

Raised bumps on face. Clear fluid comes out when drained and there's often a white-clear cartilaginous mass as well. Doesn't seem to be acne.

That sounds: Impossible. Perhaps what you think is cartilagenous, is actually keratin, but without seeing it I can't tell you, I would see dermatologist for diagnosis of milia, sebaceous hyperplasia or anything else ...Read more

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Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Shinny red bumps on face? I have two red bumps on my cheeks one is the size of a bean they move around I do have bad acne, there is no pus what is it?

Acne Nodules: Acne cysts are soft, pus-filled and inflamed lesions that occur deep in the dermis. They are also referred to as acne nodules, and are notoriously difficult to treat with common acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Due to the fact that acne cysts occur deep inside the skin, they must be treated by a skincare professional in order to minimize scarring. ...Read more

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Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Red dry itch bumps on face witch get hard like a scab and peel also hurt a lot stopped shaving I use acne cream ext. Still no help what could this be?

Facial rash: This could be folliculitis which is infected hair follicles. It could be cystic acne, pimples under the skin. Either of these would best be treated with prescriptions medicines. Try to get checked by a doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment. Early treatment can help prevent scarring later on. ...Read more

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On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

On the left side of my body I have acne bumps on face an head ache an feel sick to my stomach what could this be if it's all on one side of my body?

Acne or shingles: It could be acne, or hypersensitivity dermatitis (a skin reaction to something). It could also be shingles if it's all on one side. Shingles is usually very painful and if you see your doctor within 3 days of it starting, you can take medication to decrease the symptoms. ...Read more

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I noticed a couple small white almost pimple like bumps under the bottom of the head of my penis. What could this be?

I noticed a couple small white almost pimple like bumps under the bottom of the head of my penis. What could this be?

I don't: Know since I can't see them on the internet. If you're concerned, let your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since I was young, these are white I n color, what can they be?

I have very small pimple like bumps under my penis head since I was young, these are white I n color, what can they be?

PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign, normal and no need for concern. You always take and send a picture for our review & confirmation. It would not be sexting, would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more

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I have small pimple like bumps on my four-head and some around my nose?

I have small pimple like bumps on my four-head and some around my nose?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

Under the age of 6mo: We don't even recommend sunscreen as anything put on baby's skin can cause allergic reaction, acne etc. Baby's skin has natural moisturizer. If skin is really dry I would see dermatologist for treatment options and likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been getting big bumps on my face that itch a lot and turn into very tiny pimples in the morning, why do these keep coming in on my face, bad?

I have been getting big bumps on my face that itch a lot and turn into very tiny pimples in the morning, why do these keep coming in on my face, bad?

Exam: See your physician: without a photo it is impossible to answer your question. You can try simple measures such a washing 2-3 times daily with gentle (baby) soap, follwed by a light application of witch hazel (seabreeze)-i advise seeking a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are those small white pimple like bumps that appear on face?

What are those small white pimple like bumps that appear on face?

Milia: The small white bumps that stick around for awhile are called milia and represent small cysts -- they can be extracted by a facialist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face has been breaking out with small pimple like bumps. They itch sometimes. What is this?

My face has been breaking out with small pimple like bumps. They itch sometimes. What is this?

Depends: When did they first occur? Do they come and go, or come and stay. What is your age? Do you take medication? Have you changed facial cleansers or makeup? Skin rashes are difficult to discuss without being seen. Please see your doctor or dermatologist for proper exam and treatment. ...Read more

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I tried to pop what I thought was a small pimple on my face & now there's a bloody bump. Fixes?

I tried to pop what I thought was a small pimple on my face & now there's a bloody bump. Fixes?

Leave it be: There are methods to remove pimples or blackheads. One thing important is to not break them down into the skin. Triple antibiotic and leave it alone. This may take a little while. Trying to force it open will likely scar you. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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