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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

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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 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. I'm 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. I'm 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 an infected thigh pimple that I had popped tonight. A lot of blood and puss came out and when you look inside the hole it looks very black. Prior to popping it was harden in a weird way.

I have an infected thigh pimple that I had popped tonight. A lot of blood and puss came out and when you look inside the hole it looks very black. Prior to popping it was harden in a weird way.

Probable cyst: This is most likely a cyst from a foreign body or hair follicle. However it could represent a more serious underlying problem and the infection could become worse and spread. See a dermatologist or your internist. ...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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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

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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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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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Hello, I have a pinkish pimple on my perineal area. It hurts when I close my legs and burns when I urinate. How can I treat it?

Hello, I have a pinkish pimple on my perineal area. It hurts when I close my legs and burns when I urinate. How can I treat it?

Pimple: This may be a pustule or boil like infection. Apply warm applications. If no improvement or if the pustule enlarges or becomes very tender without draining, it may need to be lanced in the hospital emergency room or surgeon's office. ...Read more

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For the past 3+ years randomly I get a red soft big pimple/sore on inside of leg. Doc says abscess. Could that be true? It hurts when it comes and sta

Sebaceous cyst: A recurrent lesion in the same location probably would be a inflamed sebaceous or epidermoid cyst. If it keeps bothering u then I would have it excised. An abscess would be very painful and need surgical drainage and/ or antibiotics directed against staph ...Read more

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How to treat leg pimples?

How to treat leg pimples?

Folliculitis?: Keep area clean and dry. If not resolved seek medical eval. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

Skin discoloration: Any sun exposure will continue to keep the dark patches noticeable. Your best option is sunscreen or long pants or skirts to keep the sun away.

It is not common to have pimples on your legs, so you might want to investigate if the breakouts are from sensitivity to a fabric, a detergent or softener. Sweat can cause a rash.

Don't pick at any breakouts as that will only increase the pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

Seek medical care: As it may significantly worsen. I could be an abscess, and may contain a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics -- "mrsa." you will need to go see your doctor to evaluate and treat this before it gets worse, or before it gets bigger. You may need to be given antibiotics, depending on if it is actually an infection. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

Pustular rash: Your child may have impetigo, an infection of the skin. See your pediatrician so he can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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Almost black bump on the inside of my leg. Reminded me of a pimple, and it hurt?? how can I get rid off that??

Almost black bump on the inside of my leg. Reminded me of a pimple, and it hurt?? how can I get rid off that??

Dermatology: Really tough to give advice through the computer regarding dermatological skin conditions. There are multiple different possibilities of what you may have and the best way to properly diagnose you so the best treatment can occur is for you to get a clinical exam from a Doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scars on my legs caused by pimples?

How do I get rid of scars on my legs caused by pimples?

Discuss with derm/PS: I would schedule a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to review some of the treatments and medical options available.
In the meantime cleanse with a mild soap and apply mild antibiotic ointment, avoid sun and tobacco, and don't pick. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr.?

My 2 year old son has pimple like bumps on his belly, bum, legs that seem to get better then in the next hour are worse. Any ideas? Take him to dr.?

Could molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that cause a warty like papule that has a central indent (umbilication). These are benign, and can spontaneously improve, usually over weeks, not minutes. These could also be allergic type reaction. Should be checked at some time when he has them to get correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Little bumps I have little bumps on my legs where I shaved. They almost look like giant pimples. They're red, and painful. After a while, they pop, swelling goes down, and scab over. Then after that ones gone, I get another one. What are they?

Little bumps I have little bumps on my legs where I shaved. They almost look like giant pimples. They're red, and painful. After a while, they pop, swelling goes down, and scab over. Then after that ones gone, I get another one. What are they?

Very: Very difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, warts, molluscum, folliculitis (bacterial spread from shaving), or other possibilities. See a picture of these conditions at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

I get small pimples on my arms and legs after a week of waxing. What should I do to prevent them?

Red bumps and waxing: Red bumps after waxing are know as folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicle. Low dose (1%) Hydrocortisone cream one can buy over the counter should help. You might consider laser hair removal (lhr). See http://www. Accskin. Com. ...Read more

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I have dry skin and I get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as I shave. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic

Pimples: The pimples sound like you are getting folliculitis when you are shaving. There are various different methods you can use in shaving your pubic area. One method would be waxing or the use of an electric shaver. ...Read more

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Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Do the foods I eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach I have but only few? How can I get rid of it?

Usually not, but...: If an individual person sees that a particular food, drink, activity, medication, etc..., repeatedly precedes a flare-up of acne-like spots, then he can ask his doctor whether or not it would be fine to avoid that particular item. If the spots are pustules that are not typical teen acne or young adult acne, he may need evaluation and treatment for a skin infection. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

I have oily skin and prone to pimples all over my body. How do I get rid off acne scars from years ago on my back and legs?

There are no: "quick fixes" however a Board Certified Dermatologist with an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology has equipment/treatment which can help a good deal
I suggest that's the "direction" you should take!

Hope this helps!
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