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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

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I used to have acne when I was younger, im now 27 and I do have some scaring. I cleanse, tone and mosturise everyday but I find I have these bumps on my skin mainly on my cheeks and chin when squeezed white stuff comes out like in a string. I can't get ri

I used to have acne when I was younger, im now 27 and I do have some scaring. I cleanse, tone and mosturise everyday but I find I have these bumps on my skin mainly on my cheeks and chin when squeezed white stuff comes out like in a string. I can't get ri

Acne: Sounds like you still have some acne. The white stuff that comes out is sebum or oil mixed with dead skin and immune cells. You may need some exfoliation to aid your skin in sloughing off the top layer so that your pores do not get clogged. A dermatologist can put you on a good regimen that may include some sessions with a aesthetician who can help clear your skin. ...Read more

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What could these bumps on forehead skin be that's not acne?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Acne, dry skin, large face bump?

Deep acne, dry skin: This is likely deep seated inflammation (cystic acne) that can be painful. Continue with gentle cleansing and your treatment care regimen. You may need to see a dermatologist for injection of an anti-inflammatory to calm swelling and pain. ...Read more

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I have acne bumps that never come to the surface of my skin. (all over my forehead) what does that mean. How can it be fixed?

I have acne bumps that never come to the surface of my skin. (all over my forehead) what does that mean. How can it be fixed?

Acne: If these acne bumps are red and tender, they could be what is called cystic acne. If you have not seen a doctor for your acne, I would recommend that you do. There are many remedies for acne and your doctor may want to refer you to a dermatitis. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Has anyone had success in treating a type of acne that looks like granules under the skin, lots of them, and only sebum comes out when squeezed?

Yes: I'm assuming this is the type that, when squeezed, expresses a filament of white material, and infection / redness / actual pus is uncommon or absent. A topical retinoic acid derivative might be the best thing to try first. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I cure acne that isn't like pimples its under the skin and it doesn't hurt but its just irritating? I cant pop it because it's under my skin.

Sure it's acne?: Are you sure that it's acne? If it looks like acne but not typically like acne, it might not be acne after all. If you're not sure, an evaluation by a dermatologist might be a good idea. ...Read more

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I have always had smooth skin on my face, nice complexion but the last week I've had little bumps appear on both cheeks only. What is it, its not acne?

Visual: Without actually seeing your skin it is near impossible to even speculate what these bumps may be. Do not pick at, scratch, "pop" the bumps. Keep your skin clean as usual. Follow up with your doc or dermatologist if the bumps persist, worsen or develop other symptoms such as pain, itching, discoloration, etc. ...Read more

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On 20mg Accutane acne went from under the skin to breaking out everywhere! I'm on week7. Why is this? : ( ( ( (

Problem pores: Accutane works by causing problem pores to breakout early in the course and then eventually shrinking the oil glands and making breakouts smaller and less frequent once the course is done. It gets better in the second half of the course. Discuss this with your prescribing physician to have any questions and concerns answered. ...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