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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

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Acne (Definition)

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 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 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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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 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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I have had light acne from the age of 14 and I am now 24. It is always getting better but now I am getting most of my spots with no head under skin?

See below: It is difficult to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to consult this site for information on do-it-yourself treatments. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...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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My father has this scaby/white head on his leg and I wondered if he got bit by a spider?

My father has  this  scaby/white  head  on  his  leg and I  wondered  if  he  got  bit  by a  spider?

Staph Infection: This is a dangerous staph infection known as MRSA. He needs to possibly have this abscess drained or at the very least needs to be on very powerful antibiotics. Please take him to his doctor's office in the morning. ...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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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

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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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Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Clindamycin/erythro: There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp. The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindamycin comes as a gel or alcohol-based liquid. Either could be used on the scalp. Products containing benzoyl peroxide would tend to bleach the hair over time. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my stomach and back some of the spots have a small white head what could it be. I have not eaten or drank anything different.?

I have a rash on my stomach and back some of the spots have a small white head what could it be. I have not eaten or drank anything different.?

Folliculitis?: Infection of the hair follicles commonly occurs on the trunk and is usually caused by staph bacteria. In widespread cases, usually oral antibiotics are prescribed to kill the bacteria. Other infections and inflammatory conditions can look similar, however, so your dermatologist can culture the spots and help get you cleared up asap. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red bumps with white head on legs?

How do I get rid of red bumps with white head on legs?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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 ?

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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After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

Many options: Blackheads can be treated with exfoliants such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or procedures such as microderm, glycolic peels. Red discolorations can be treated with various laser (ktp or pulsed dye lasers) or ipl treatments. ...Read more

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For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

For 6 months i've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

Office visit: This may be anything from a psoriasis variant to a folliculitis. This sort of thing is best handled in a family physician or dermatologist's office -- if my online experiences have taught me anything, it's not to try to second-guess a rash that i can't see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lately i've had a few red bumps appear on my legs and one on my arm . They are red with a white head and go away fast could it be herpes?

Lately i've had a few red bumps appear on my legs and one on my arm . They are red with a white head and go away fast could it be herpes?

Folliculitis: The most common explanation for scattered self-limiting minute pustules is infected skin pores. An antibacterial soap, avoidance of scratching and scrupulously cleaned fingernails are useful to prevent skin infections. ...Read more

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