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I have red, inflamed, under the skin and very painful acne, as well as small white bumps on my chin. How do I get rid of it?

I have red, inflamed, under the skin and very painful acne, as well as small white bumps on my chin. How do I get rid of it?

Very serious: Painful acne may be compounded by allergy to the bacteria that cause it. It is a grave personal and professional liability and you need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist. ...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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I have clusters of bumps on my inner butt area, they don't feel irritating. I would almost describe them as white heads but they're under the skin and can't be popped. I'm not sexually active and I wouldn't describe it as acne since they stay there?

I have clusters of bumps on my inner butt area, they don't feel irritating. I would almost describe them as white heads but they're under the skin and can't be popped. I'm not sexually active and I wouldn't describe it as acne since they stay there?

Possible molluscum: Molluscum contagiosus is a viral infection similar to the wart virus that causes a small papule with a white core. They are spread from person to person and tend to appear in areas of friction or sweating. Location on the buttocks is not umcommon without sexual exposure. Blocked hair follicles can also cause similar "white heads" are also common. A doctor visit will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get red bumps on my back they're not acne or zits but they are under the skin and they disappear after a few days what is it?

I get red bumps on my back they're not acne or zits but they are under the skin and they disappear after a few days what is it?

Sweat pimples?: Transient red bumps coukd be swelling of deep hair follicle from swearing. These would. E red and disappear in few days as skin cools off and sweat gland opening allows sweat out. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

How do I get rid of bumps under the skin on my face? I have these bumps on my face mainly on the cheeks and around the chin they appear to be grease clogged bumps and i can't seem to get rid of them with any acne regime it feels awful i hate when anyone t

Yes, Neck and Back: Acne can occur anywhere there are sebaceous glands (oil glands) in the skin. Web md is a great resource to learn more about acne. Skin hygiene with soap and water followed by benzol peroxide or 2% salicylic acid products are over the counter options. An evaluation by a dermatologist can help develop a long term plan. Resistant acne can also be treated with antibiotics and some laser therapy. ...Read more

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What's the best way to end little acne bumps(not white or back head.)?

What's the best way to end little acne bumps(not white or back head.)?

Exfoliate: The best non medical remedies would be ski care Daily use of a broad spectrum sun block daily use of a skin cleanser that is non perfumed but that has a low grade salicylic acid ( 5%) or glycolic acid 5% to exfoliate. ...Read more

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I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

Possible skin cancer: This healing and recurrence pattern is typical of a minor skin cancer and you should have the area checked by your family doc, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Acne dark marks and small bumps on skin .help needed?

Acne dark marks and small bumps on skin .help needed?

Prevent new marks: The key is preventing new lesions. You owe it to yourself, the people you work for, and those who care about you to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in a few weeks, your physician can add spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, or an antibiotic. Time fades pigmented lesions; a depigmenting agent may help or may simply cause more of a mess. ...Read more

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Had acne when i was a teenager. I 've had bumps under both my cheeks for may years. I am 75 yrs. Old and have good skin. What is your remedie?

Had acne when i was a teenager.  I 've had bumps under both my cheeks for may years.  I am 75 yrs. Old and have good skin.  What is your remedie?

SCARS /ACNE: Try applying retin- a at bedtime to tighten skin and erase the blemishes of rhe old scars by peeling. Avoid sun exposure due to burning of skin. You can do it 3-4x/week depending on your skin. ...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