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White Pimples On Body
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
Multifactorial: At your age .....Pmples should be unusual. Need to be evaluated for possible cause. Pimples are hair follicle problem, sweat gland is involved in the process. Personal hyzine, exposure to chemical/dust, lac of vit a, vit c, hormonal imbalance, too harsh soap/detergent/lotion, certain food material has effect. See pmd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more
Acne?: If this is nodulocystic acne on your trunk, you're going to need to get with a dermatologist for Isotretinoin treatment before you end up mutilated. If it is not, a dermatology consult is indicated in any case to rule out such entities as dermatitis herpetiformis or dozens of others. Best wishes. ...Read more
Went hiking in the mountains on sunday and now there are multiple pimples on my body. What's the cause and what must i do?
Bug bites?: After hiking, skin bumps may be some sort of bug bite. It is best to take a long shower, then do a full body tick check, and change one's clothes after hiking near trees, bushes, or tall grasses. If they are bug bites, an oral antihistamine and using a skin product like itch-x and Hydrocortisone cream on the bites can help. If they don't look like typical bites, then a doctor should examine them. ...Read more
I just got back from Mexico and small, red pimple-like bumps on body started appearing everywhere. Its spreading. How do I treat it?
Rash: you need to have a diagnosis before a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
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