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Treatments For Pimple Like Bums On Armpit
What can help treat back, buttocks, and back of the thigh acne? I've tried over-the-counter body acne treatment with no luck.
Acne vs folliculitis: It's important to distinguish whether you have acne or folliculitis. If it is folliculitis, to determine if it is pityrosporum folliculitis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. If you are certain it is acne, use otc 10% benzoyl peroxide wash daily, leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. If it doesn't improve, see your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and rx treatment. ...Read more
I have old and new acne scars on hips and buttocks that are dark-colored and big. What treatment is the best to find?
I have a pimple like thing in my armpit( not in red color,color of skin) with little irritation when touched?
I feel very very small lump or pimple in my armpit. At times i can feel it clearly and other times it is like it has moved. What can this be?
I have a small spot under my armpit, but it's got painful the spot is only like a pimple however it has a small black dot on it, what could it be?
Abscess/folliculitis: Most women shave their arm pits. Occasionally bacteria gets imbedded under the skin or in the hair follicules of the arm pits. Your description sounds like you may have an infected area with a blackhead on the surface. You may try hot compresses to the area and antibacterial soap and water wash 3 times per day. If no improvement in 2-3 days, see your MD for possible antibiotics or drain abscess. ...Read more
I keep getting pimple like bumps in my armpit. I had one recently drained but 3 weeks later I've 3 small ones. They are quite painful and come and go?
Could be: something else. With a description like that I would be concerned about hidradenitis. It is a condition where the sweat glands become infected and cause repeated infections and abscesses in the areas of apocrine sweat glands (underarms, groin, under the breasts). You should see your primary care doc. Antibiotics and conservative therapy first, but surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more
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