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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

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 shave my whole body from buns to legs to arms. But I seem to only have dark spots behind my thighs and sort of acne on my bums too please help... ?

I shave my whole body from buns to legs to arms. But I seem to only have dark spots behind my thighs and sort of acne on my bums too please help...

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Shaving bumps: Apply hair conditioning on areas to be shaved.Shave after a shower, so hair is softer. Shave in the direction that the hair grows. Right after shaving, apply hydrogen peroxide. This might work well for shaving bumps. The area behind your thighs is subjected to a lot of friction, from tight garments and when you rub against it while seating, may be that's why it's darker. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have bad acne scars on my face, arms and shoulders anything that can help? I also get spots on my legs after shaving

I have bad acne scars on my face, arms and shoulders anything that can help? I also get spots on my legs after shaving

Creams, laser: Some self repair can occur after months as your collagen (protein building blocks of skin) forms. Cortisone creams may help reduce inflammation and vitamin C in lightening creams may help. Ultimately a dermatologist may try laser skin resurfacing or filler injections in severe cases. ...Read more

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I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

I need help with spots/acne/black heads and oily skin! can you offer me any tips or suggestions?

Skincare recipe: Some things that will help acne & associated miseries: daily exfoliation with glycolic acid cleanser & topical glycolic acid product, daily retinoid, sun protection. Keep your hands (and phone) off your face. Use a clarisonic device because it deep cleans your skin. An african american male should see md to rule out pseudofolliculitis barbae-looks like acne but totally disappears with hair removal. ...Read more

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Reacurring Red dot/spots in my month on inside cheek and inside lip. with a white head. Not painful. That last for 3 daydays max. What could it be?

Reacurring Red dot/spots  in  my month on inside cheek and inside lip. with a white head. Not painful. That last for 3 daydays max.  What could it be?

Mouth: Could be caused by dental trauma in those areas, minor salivary gland enlargement implying you dont drink enough water, local trauma from hot foods. When they come go see and ENT or oral surgeon to check them out ...Read more

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My 1 month old has acne like spots all over his head. Is this worrying?

My 1 month old has acne like spots all over his head. Is this worrying?

Mgt/follow up: If the baby is otherwise well, then the rash can be followed. Neonatal acne can take weeks or months to clear. If there is a question of infection, eg thick drainage, crusting, temperature elevation, a visit is indicated immediately with the ED or PCP. ...Read more

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I woke up and noticed that I had a bump on the outside of my leg. It doesn't itch but it looks like there's a white head or some liquid inside and it?

I woke up and noticed that I had a bump on the outside of my leg. It doesn't itch but it looks like there's a white head or some liquid inside and it?

Leg lesion: You need to provide more information : the size, is it painful? is it red around the " whitehead"? It may be as simple as folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle but please send more detailed description. Meanwhil do not squeeze it- put a warm compress on it and keep it clean ...Read more

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What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

What do little white bumps that look like white head pimples on my leg mean?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more