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Does vaseline increase pimples on the face?

Does vaseline increase pimples on the face?

Vaseline on the Face: Use of petrolatum on the face for a long period of time is not recommended because it is oily and could clog pores. ...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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Preschooler had chapped skin around mouth, started putting Vaseline every night for month. This week, pimples around mouth. Is it caused by Vaseline?

Preschooler had chapped skin around mouth, started putting Vaseline every night for month. This week, pimples around mouth. Is it caused by Vaseline?

May be infection: Chapped skin around the mouth could be caused by habitual lip linking. If the skin is irritated repeatedly,it can break down and become infected and cause pimples. You should take him to his doctor to be sure and he may be treated with an antibiotic cream. He should see the doctor before you consider treating him yourself. ...Read more

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I put Vaseline on my face every night is that bad? Does Vaseline cause pimples on the face?


I put Vaseline on my face every night is that bad? Does Vaseline cause pimples on the face?

Possibly: Vaseline is an oily product and any such product can plug your pores and aggravate oil retention. This can certainly aggravate acne if you still see it at your age. You may want to invest in a true moisturizer rather han an occlusive product. ...Read more

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Hi I first had sex August 2013, and the following couple of days my penis head started peeling, I was worried and went to the clinic to get tested but nothing came back. It was quite dry so I moisturised it with Vaseline when I could, but it still would p

Hi I first had sex August 2013, and the following couple of days my penis head started peeling, I was worried and went to the clinic to get tested but nothing came back. It was quite dry so I moisturised it with Vaseline when I could, but it still would p

See urologist...: At 21, the described irritation and skin-peeling are most likely related with long tight foreskin. If so, circumcision will provide an adequate long-term care. Of others causes for the described may exist, such as psoriasis or lichen-related skin disorders. Nonetheless, a direct look at the concerned area is essentially needed for reaching right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Used retin A (tretinoin) twice on penis head...skin burned, reddish and sore patches. applying Vaseline, moisturizer for 3 days. can I apply Betnovate ointment?

Stop: I have no idea why you want to put Retin A (tretinoin) on your penis head since there is no wrinkle there. If anything, try topical hydrocortisone for a few days to calm the inflammation down (I presume however that Betnovate is a brand of cortisone containing betamethasone . If so, it is ok to use it once a day for 3-4 days but no more). ...Read more

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Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

Sir! I have some white non-pearly pimples on my penis skin!! Not on the head but on the penis skin... They don't really cause too much pain they are s?

PPP: These are likely to be benign (innocent) lesions called "pearly penile papules". I would not be concerned about them, though seeing a physician if they become inflamed or continue to spread would be best. ...Read more

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What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

What are these white head-like pimples on my penis?

Infected hairs: Especially if you sweat a lot there, you're prone to get little bacterial infections at the roots of your hairs. Usually no treatment is required, or put warm compresses on them. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Red pimple like acne one penis head?

Infected gland: Probably one of the little glands has gotten infected and produced a little abscess. Put some warm compresses on it. If you get a fever, or the pain gets severe, or is starts spreading, a physician office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Small red pimple on head of penis. Used a condom during sex a week ago. This appeared yesterday. Get tested?

Small red pimple on head of penis. Used a condom during sex a week ago. This appeared yesterday. Get tested?

Various causes: It can be simple irritation or it can be due to Human papilloma virus infection(warts) , donovanosis , chancroid. A simple urine test will not help differentiating the bump. You will need to see a Dermatologist or a specialist in STI to diagnose your condition. They will clinically examine you and rule out the STI. ...Read more

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If penis is not erected..White coating on head. If erected small small white pimples on head and white pimples on ring of head. What is it?

If penis is not erected..White coating on head. If erected small small white pimples on head and white pimples on ring of head. What is it?

Some ideas: Are you describing smegma that rubs off the glans? Are you describing pearly penile papules on the corona around the glans? Look these up online and if you need more help, your personal physician is the one to see. ...Read more

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Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

Hi there I have a small yellow head pimple on the shaft of my penis. It did actually burst earlier but has since filled back up pus and re-healed?

A recurrent acne...: What described seemingly represents a recurrent acne, which is inflamed / infected hyperactive sebaceous gland of a hair follicle. If annoyed enough, go for an evaluation to have it removed while not infected. Best to your health... ...Read more

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My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

My penis head has a pimples, should I be concerned?

Have it examined.: It is impossible to answer your question without being able to see the area directly. Have it examined. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have painless pimples on the head of my penis?

Is it normal to have painless pimples on the head of my penis?

Probably normal: Ring of tyson's glands or pearly pink papules on the glans corona, this is normal. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 23 year old male, there are several white pimples type dots on borders of my penis head?

Hi i'm 23 year old male, there are several white pimples type dots on borders of my penis head?

May be normal: You may have something which is considered normal called pearly penile papules. Your general physician, dermatologist or urologist can confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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My bf has this white hard small pimple looking spot on the head of his penis. And another one appeared on edge. No pain or discomfort?

My bf has this white hard small pimple looking spot on the head of his penis. And another one appeared on edge. No pain or discomfort?

Here are some...: Most likely he may just have harmless lesions like pearly penile papules or some rash related with long-foreskin-related inflammation/infection. Nonetheless, no one can offer perfect Dx without taking a direct look. So, confirm Dx before Rx. More? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with Doc to reach right Dx & Rx... ...Read more

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A giant pimple in my pubic area, i'm worried about herpes, my foreskin is red and so is the head of my penis, does it sound bad?

A giant pimple in my pubic area, i'm worried about herpes, my foreskin is red and so is the head of my penis, does it sound bad?

Get checked out: Could be a number of things by your description, many of which are curable, and all of which are treatable. Go see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead. Should I be worried?

I have a bump on my penis. Looks like a pimple. It came to a head, I squeezed it and exhumed a solid whitehead.  Should I be worried?

Probably ok: This is difficult to assess over the internet but based on the symptoms you described this sounds like a "pimple" or folliculitis. If the lesion heals well then don`t worry. If you the area becomes red, painful or doesnt go resolve have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

What does it mean when there's a pimple on the head of a penis?

It may be STD: If you are sexually active and had unprotected sex, you should have it checked by your doctor as it may be a std.
So have it checked anyway and have it treated. ...Read more

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I find a very small black head pimple on my penis shaft is that normal?

That can be ...: Such described pimple even on the penis is nothing unusual and harmless unless becoming infected like an acne. So, leave it alone as long as painless. If still in doubt, see doc timely. ...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