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My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

Dry skin/eczema: It's recommended to use plain white moisturizers two times a day, use less warm wate for bath or showers, use soaps or bath gel for sensitive skin ( better to go with in colored and non fragrant or non scented, also gently tapping skin to dry than rubbing with towel is also recommended. See your doctor or skin specialist if not improving, sooner if worse. ...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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I have small pimple like bumps on my legs. They are not in clusters just one here and there, but the skin around them is itchy all the time.

I have small pimple like bumps on my legs. They are not in clusters just one here and there, but the skin around them is itchy all the time.

Need to examine: 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. In the meantime try to stop shaving your legs, if you do that, and see if that resolves the matter. ...Read more

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Hi my son is 4 years old and we recently noticed he has 2 small bumps on his leg and 1 on pubic area, looks like fat deposits not pimples.Worried?

Hi my son is 4 years old and we recently noticed he has 2 small bumps on his leg and 1 on pubic area, looks like fat deposits not pimples.Worried?

Next well-baby visit: Show the pediatrician. If they start growing impressively or ulcerate or begin to hurt, have them checked early. Kids can get lipomas like everybody else. ...Read more

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Small round pink spot on leg. Looks kind of like a pimple but has been there months and i cant pop it so it cant be a pimple. melanoma? Or unlikely?

Small round pink spot on leg. Looks kind of like a pimple but has been there months and i cant pop it so it cant be a pimple. melanoma? Or unlikely?

Probable hemangioma: The common skin lesions to have are related to squamous or basal cell Ca's and appear as sores that scab but don't heal. Melanoma is not usually a pinkish lesion but dark brown nevus. It grows laterally by having variegated colors such as brown, black, grey or forms a nodular lesion. Hemangiomas can appear as small pink skin grows or remain very flat, They cant be popped or if forced to, bleed ...Read more

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I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

Cherry: A cherry angioma or a stork bite/capillary can sometimes appear as a bloody stop that doesn't go away. Perhaps seeing a physician in real life to confirm this spot will give you more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

Pimple Like Bumps: Folliculitis is a very common, benign skin disorder that looks like scattered pinpoint red bumps on the skin. However, without seeing these skin lesions it is impossible to be sure of the diagnosis. If folliculitis treatment is usually oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

No, not if lesion: Remains small and itchy, it sound like some type of bug bite or contact allergy. Cold compresses, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , and topical hydrocortisone will help with the itch. See your doc if redness is large or lesion is painful, then consider infection. ...Read more

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I have tiny pimple like bumps on my arm and legs. They don't itch or bother me. When i scratch them they turn white. What could they be?

I have tiny pimple like bumps on my arm and legs. They don't itch or bother me. When i scratch them they turn white. What could they be?

Keratosis pilaris: These are more of a cosmetic issue than anything serious. Some people hate them and use a loofa to scrape them off of the backs of their arms. They happen more in kids and teens and less in adults. You might try some low-potency Hydrocortisone cream to see if that might smooth out these little bumps on the skin. ...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