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Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus.Then several more came up in same area.

Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus.Then several more came up in same area.

Folliculitis: Small itchy red bumps that then develop a white head and appear in crops may be an infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. Folliculitis is commonly caused by bacteria on the skin. Warm compresses may be applied to the rash but often it will resolve on it's own. Avoid shaving the affected region until the rash clears. ...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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Went to park the next day i randomly got multiple red puffy bites on my legs very itchy.Now they have a white head. What could it be?Its been 2 days.

Went to park the next day i randomly got multiple red puffy bites on my legs very itchy.Now they have a white head. What could it be?Its been 2 days.

Bites : Insect bites are typically red itchy bumps. White heads imply a folliculitis or inflammation/ bacterial infection of the hair follicles . Corticosteroid cream for a few days to relieve itch and an antibacterial such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) may help. If the condition does not improve , see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy , now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip . Staph ?

Possibly: Without seeing this it is impossible to diagnose. Apply warm to hot packs repeatedly until it opens and drains. If it reforms or expands with redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth or you get fever see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

I got 1 red  bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite  but then got a white head  & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

Ant bites?: Looks like they could be fire ant bites (recall if you were bare footed outdoors) You may take OTC Loratadine once a day for the itching and apply Caladryl or Calamine to the foot, as well as cold compresses. ...Read more