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17yrs. Brown skin.everytime go out I do get signif darker and get tiny pimples along cheeks and shoulder/arms. Worried abt color loss + pimples. Help?

17yrs. Brown skin.everytime go out I do get signif darker and get tiny pimples along cheeks and shoulder/arms. Worried abt color loss + pimples. Help?

Photosensitivity: From your description, it sounds like he may have photosensitivity which essentially means sensitivity to sun exposure. This comes from susceptible patients who have exposure to UV light. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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Sir can please suggest a remedy for tiny pimples on my upper cheek ( or may be they are not pimples)?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Would you recommend cetaphil? I have tiny pimples all around face, especially cheeks. Would this help my face? I have sensitive skin.Teenage.Thanks.

Would you recommend cetaphil? I have tiny pimples all around face, especially cheeks. Would this help my face? I have sensitive skin.Teenage.Thanks.

Not first choice: Cetaphil is an excellent product and is great for certain conditions such as eczema. If you are choosing one topical to treat your acne, Cetaphil is not the best single first choice. I would try a product with benzoyl peroxide as first line. If that doesn't help or is too strong for your sensitive skin, you should speak to your PCP or dermatologist for a more tailored recommendation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.I scratch it comes back?

Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.I scratch it comes back?

May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read more

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Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Bit the inside of my cheek a couple times and now have a small bump that is dark red/black; is this just dried blood? Feels like a pimple

Most likely: It's dried blood or a blood blister from repeated bites. It happens all the time with sores on our tongues & cheeks. We bite them once then keep biting them since they protrude slightly. Slow down when eating, be extra careful & it should heal in 2-3 days. If you keep biting it or it stays a problem see your dentist. They may be able to grind a small amount of 1-2 teeth to help you stop biting. ...Read more

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I've a very tiny little pimple or growth as size of a small dot in the cheek of the back of my mouth nd it been there for a 3weeks do I need 2 worry?

I've a very tiny little pimple or growth as size of a small dot in the cheek of the back of my mouth nd it been there for a 3weeks do I need 2 worry?

Salivary duct: Probably the duct for the parotid salivary gland which is located in the area of the mouth you are describing. Saliva enters your mouth from this duct. If you have doubts, please have it checked by a dentist. ...Read more

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Pimple on cheek, small, pinkish around it, raised, about the size of a drop of water, small collection of puss in it looks green close up, is this ok?

Pimple on cheek, small, pinkish around it, raised, about the size of a drop of water, small collection of puss in it looks green close up, is this ok?

Unsure: This could be anything from a normal pimple to skin cancer. How long has it been there? Do you have a history of acne or skin cancer? To be sure, it should be evaluated by your primary physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Pimples all over face with pores on cheek and spots size of pimples are small plzz help me?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated. I see that you already have scarring from your acne having been neglected when you were younger. I'm sorry this happened. At age 19, you're old enough to phone your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx to your benzoyl peroxide regimen. You will probably need to do this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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