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I have a large pimple with puss about 3 inches below my belly button. Previously I had one on my buttocks which my doctor drained and put antibiotic ?

I have a large pimple with puss about 3 inches below my belly button.  Previously I had one on my buttocks which my doctor drained and put antibiotic ?

Pimples: Go back to your doctor. You may have to undergo the same procedure. In addition your doctor may want to see if you have MRSA or an immune deficiency ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Use a gentle cleanser designed for acne-prone skin
1 Min, Daily for 2 Years
Use over-the-counter or prescription acne drugs as the doctor advises
Daily
See the doctor to adjust medications and other treatments
3x year
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Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple. What could this be?

Large knot under skin near buttock. It hurts to sit down, and i applied heating to it, thinking it was a bad pimple.  What could this be?

Abcess: Pus filled bumps on the skin are the symptom of a skin infection. An abcess can form under the skin without a 'head'. When they red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor ASAP because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

I have a pimple like thing on my buttock i researched it and it said it was a boil usually cause by MRSA are all boils cause by it?

No: Abscess can be secondary to a variety of bacteria. They occur when the sebaceous gland becomes obstructed and then bacteria proliferate. Most important thing is to get evaluated. You likely need an i+d and possibly antibiotics. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

Wash face with a hydroxy acid cleanser
2x day
Apply OTC benzoyl peroxide in the morning
Daily
Consider a topical retinol at bedtime
Once
Consider taking vitamins
once
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I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

I get a lot of large-sized pimples with white heads on my buttock region.They're painful and last for days.How can I treat and avoid it later?

Butt Acne: The common cause for acne on the butt is similar to one of the culprits that trigger the development of acne on the face: sweat. Sweat traps dirt and oil in the skin thus, clogging the skin pores. When skin pores become clogged, the bacteria that cause acne multiply and form pimples. Treatment is with oral antibiotics like solodyn or Doryx and a topical like epiduo. ...Read more

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Managing Acne (Checklist)

See a Doctor to prescribe a treatment plan based on your acne severity
3x year
Use your medications consistently; don't skip doses or days
daily
Wash twice daily & after exercise, make-up removal, extra oily skin
daily
Use mild, oil-free soaps, avoid exfoliating products & don't scrub
daily
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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans until clear. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more

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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

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