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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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 a bump on my hand but it looks like a pimple except smaller. How should I get rid of it?

I have a bump on my hand but it looks like a pimple except smaller. How should I get rid of it?

See a doctor: I woundn't advise trying to treat this yourself. We see compilicated wounds all of the time from patients trying to drain lesions on their own. It's best to get this evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my hand? Its red and has a pimple in the middle

What is this bump on my hand? Its red and has a pimple in the middle

Lesion: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Got a small bump on palm of my hand. Te size of a small pimple. What could it be? It's not really painful but has grown a bit bigger from this morning

Got a small bump on palm of my hand. Te size of a small pimple. What could it be? It's not really painful but has grown a bit bigger from this morning

Foreign body Rxn ?: This is likely a response to a sticker or other foreign body that got into the skin, or an infection starting in a break in the skin.If growth is evident in 1 day it is unlikely to be a simple wart.Examine it closely & see if you can identify a sticker or other object you could remove.Monitor the spot on a regular basis & have it checked if it continues to expand. ...Read more

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What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when i rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

What are the skin colored bumps on my face but it doesn't look like acne. I get these flare ups when i rest my face on my hand mostly. Even w/stress?

Hard to know: It's hard to know what a skin rash is without seeing it. Please visit your primary care doctor or a dermatologist in person, so that they can give you a better idea of what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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13 mth old has a few pimple like raised bumps on hand, near nappy, 1 on back & 1 on inside of lip. No fevers, eating/drinking norm.& happy. What is it?

13 mth old has a few pimple like raised bumps on hand, near nappy, 1 on back & 1 on inside of lip. No fevers, eating/drinking norm.& happy. What is it?

M.D.visit: Skin infections can present this way, and there are certain viruses that can also cause this finding. It is important to take his temperature and to notify your physician about the rash. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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While masturbating i notice small pimple like bump (underskin) next to maybe two other bumps that feel amost connected on the underside left of penis where pinky would be if right hand is being used.Its lots of veins there where skin loosen.Cause???

While masturbating i notice small pimple like bump (underskin) next to maybe two other bumps that feel amost connected on the underside left of penis where pinky would be if right hand is being used.Its lots of veins there where skin loosen.Cause???

Without examining: the area in question it will be impossible to provide you with a diagnosis or reason for your findings. You will need to see health care provider for an evaluation. It is probably normal for you but I am sure you don't want to take the chance it could be something more serious. ...Read more

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My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

My daughter has tiny, whitehead like bumps in her head like bumps in her head. Could it be something more than a rash?

Maybe: That is tough to answer without seeing it. White bumps in a newborn can be nothing significant. In an older child could be just a rash...A virus...If they are tender that is a concern. Are they on the scalp? Or on the hair shaft in which case we think of nits. Is it in the hairline or in the hair? A great question and best answered with a face to face visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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There is a bump on my sons penis and it is hard and he can squeez whitehead like liquid from it. then it fills up again after about a week?

There is a bump on my sons penis and it is hard and he can squeez whitehead like liquid from it. then it fills up again after about a week?

Penile bump: Lesions are best diagnosed on exam and over the computer are really tough to know what they may be. Have him seen and properly diagnosed as it could be a simple cystic type acne vs a follicle infected, or an early abscess, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have smal white bumps like somethin on my penis base middle and on groin area and when i press it sometimes pops something like whitehead. Wats cure?

I have smal white bumps like somethin on my penis base middle and on groin area and when i press it sometimes pops something like whitehead. Wats cure?

Leave them alone...: Most likely, they're tiny sebaceous cysts, which do no harm to you as long as not infected like pimples. They will stay with you forever and you have to know how to deal with them.

If in doubt, see a competent trustworthy professional.

Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession.

Besides, welcome to www.Formefirst.Com.

Best wish... ...Read more

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I have red bumps with some whiteheads all over my butt and behind my theighs what is this from?

I have red bumps with some whiteheads all over my butt and behind my theighs what is this from?

You can watch: It could be folliculitis (infection of hair follicles), usually due to a bacteria. May get better spontaneously (body immunity control the infection) or some times needs an antibiotic. If you develop fever see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?

See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Weird bumps on r shoulder. Start out as whiteheads then turn to blackheads w/o touching them n after just black circular flat bumps. Full of bumps?

Weird bumps on r shoulder. Start out as whiteheads then turn to blackheads w/o touching them n after just black circular flat bumps. Full of bumps?

Maybe scar?: It's hard to tell exactly what happened by your description however it sounds almost like you had an infection that turned into a scar. It sounds like the original culprit was the whitehead that maybe then progressed and the blackhead was the scab that crusted over it which was replaced finally by scar. ...Read more

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Large red bump on shaft that remained for about three weeks. Later noticed two smaller bumps near it. All produced whiteheads. No pain or discharge?

Large red bump on shaft that remained for about three weeks. Later noticed two smaller bumps near it. All produced whiteheads. No pain or discharge?

Needs to be checked: Red bump for three weeks and two smaller bumps with white heads needs to be checked by your Doctor
From your description it seems like some infectious process.We don't know how old you are and if you had unprotected sex with some one etc.Your Doctor will take the history and if indicated you may need some tests like culture and/or blood test including tests to rule out STD's if suspected ...Read more

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I got bit by something 2 days ago which left a small red bump. Yesterday it had a whitehead on it that resembled a pimple. It doesn't itch at all. How can I identify what bit me and if I should seek medical attention or not?

I got bit by something 2 days ago which left a small red bump. Yesterday it had a whitehead on it that resembled a pimple. It doesn't itch at all. How can I identify what bit me and if I should seek medical attention or not?

Observe pimple. Dont: pop it. If the redness/ soreness continues to grow, seek medical attention. Watch for systemic signs of illness like fever,chills,nausea/vomiting,spreading rash. All bad signs and must see doc. Otherwise,sometimes a pimple is just a pimple. ...Read more

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Bump on tip of nose. Looks like whitehead but it's not. Tried to pop it, but it won't. Bleeds only. I tried to cut it off. Grew back. Hurts to touch.

Bump on tip of nose. Looks like whitehead but it's not. Tried to pop it, but it won't. Bleeds only. I tried to cut it off. Grew back. Hurts to touch.

See doctor: It is not feasible to be sure, but what you described suggests a keratoacanthoma, a benign tumor. It would be prudent to see your doctor, (you should have one under the Canadian healthcare). Request referral to a plastic surgeon for removal and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

White bumps on face with soft fluid inside. Are these whiteheads?

Probably : In all likelihood it probably is, particularly if there are no significant areas of redness or fever which if present would suggest you would be best served with a visit to your physician. Having said that in all likelihood this is a presentation of acne and would likely be well addressed with over-the-counter acne preparations containing benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

I have a big painful whitehead bump on my buttocks. It just suddenly appeared. What is it?

Infected skin cyst.: This could be an infected sebaceous cyst. You can apply warm compresses several times/day or sit in warm tub. However if it does not improve or you have fever with it, you should see you doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, i was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more