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Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

Why do some of my pimples hurt and others don't?

Different types: Pimples that are inflammatory will hurt while for example those called pimples but are actually really milia and caused from clogged follicles and excessive dryness will not hurt but you will be aware of them. ...Read more

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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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Why do some of my pimples hurt or itch and how can I treat it?

Why do some of my pimples hurt or itch and how can I treat it?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

I have a pimple On my booty and it hurt?

Simple pimples...: Simple pimples don't hurt. So if you have something on your butt that seems like a pimple but is really hurting, it's likely it is an abscess. It may need to be drained and you may need antibiotics. Take the El over to the medical district and see a doctor there or one in your own neighborhood, but be seen. while waiting, hot compresses to area and wash area with antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

What are the causes of big pimples on my body that hurt?

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

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What is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

What is this pimple that hurts and itches. Would it be a bad idea to pop it?

Infection: This sounds like an infected hair follicle. Some of the reactive proteins in your skin are causing the symptoms. "popping" pimples is not a good idea since it can spread an infection. See your physician. ...Read more

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I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

I have 2 small pimple like bumps on my lower back and they hurt, they are the size of a seed?

Small back bumps: Could be folliculitis which is an infection of hair follicle , a sebacous cyst or sebacous gland infection (acne),rarely a wart or growth. Would have it checked out by doctor /urgent care , as they can enlarge. May improve with antibiotics either topical like bacitracin or oral. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more