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What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

What can I treat pimples on my legs when they get infected?

Phisoderm: Once called surgical soap. Apply over affected areas, let dry then rinse off. Do not shave your legs with multiblade razors. Although they make your legs feel extra smooth and sexy, the hair is pulled and cut, retracts below the skin surface, the cut hair can carryl bacteria past the immune barrier that is skins normal function. Then the gland at the base of the hair gets infected--> boil! ...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 what started out as a pimple and seems to be infected. It's right where my legs rub and it is swollen and warm to the touch.

I have what started out as a pimple and seems to be infected. It's right where my legs rub and it is swollen and warm to the touch.

Infection = Doctor: If it's infected, the best idea is to see your provider. It may be quite easy to clear up - but it's not a D.I.Y. project - you'll probably need a Rx. Do it soon so it doesn't become more complicated by spreading. Hope it goes well. Clean, cool (ice pack) compresses may reduce discomfort till you get treated. ...Read more

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I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red. Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

I popped a pimple on my upper leg yesterday. Today the area around the pimple is hard and red.  Im wondering if maybe it is infected?

Possible: Apply warm compresses to it for 10-15 min several times a day. If worsening pain, redness spreads, or fevers, go to a doctor or ER as it can be an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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I have pimple-like spots in my legs and arms. I don't know what is it? Why did i get these? How to treat this? Please help me. Thank you.

I have pimple-like spots in my legs and arms. I don't know what is it? Why did i get these? How to treat this? Please help me. Thank you.

Need diagnosis first: before cause and treatment can be given. If you have dry skin, it is not uncommon to get plugged hair follicles called keratosis pili that can sometimes get inflamed, and is treated with moisturizers. If you have infection/folliculitis, this would be Rx with antibiotics. Or this may be some other type of rash. An exam by your doctor is a starting point. ...Read more

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I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

I get little red bumbs that are like pimples on my legs under my butt and on my butt they hurt so bad what are they?

Usually foliculitis: Scattered lesions that produce pus on the skin are usually related to infection with bacteria. Pain can be a sign of deeper infection. You should have them examined, because if deep enough then rapid spread can begin to occur. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of black marks on my leg and pimples on my face?

How can I get rid of black marks on my leg and pimples on my face?

ACNE, BLACK MARKS: For acne, Retin-A dry the pimples and exfoliates the scars. For the black marks, try using eldoquin 4percent 2x/ day. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pimples on your legs that never go away ?

How to get rid of pimples on your legs that never go away ?

See your doctor: Pimples that do not go away may not be pimples but instead another problem. See your doctor for a look see to find out what it is. ...Read more

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I have pimple like dots on my arms and legs they have all of a sudden appeared over the last month what could this be and how do I treat it?

I have pimple like dots on my arms  and legs they have all of a sudden appeared over the last month what could this be and how do I  treat it?

Folliculitis?: Each hair follicle is related to a small gland to lubricate it and prevent dryin out. Sometime these can become inflammed and cause small red bumps. Get it checked out to be sure it isn't an allergic reaction or viral infection. ...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