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Pimples on the chest and back?What is this?Dangeruos?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology

In brief: Pimples

Depends. Recent or long standing? Usually it represents a form of folliculitis .
Have your doctor culture the pustules to see what bacteria is causing them. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate therapy.

In brief: Pimples

Depends. Recent or long standing? Usually it represents a form of folliculitis .
Have your doctor culture the pustules to see what bacteria is causing them. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate therapy.
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dr. Arthur Balin
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Folliculitis

It sounds like you have folliculitis, a minor superficial hair follicle infection.
It can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and infection. Usually, it is not serious and easily treated. Sometimes it comes after using a contaminated hot tub (hot tub folliculitis) and is caused by pseudomonas bacteria. Try benzoyl peroxide (bpo) body wash for 1-2 weeks, seek help if not better.

In brief: Folliculitis

It sounds like you have folliculitis, a minor superficial hair follicle infection.
It can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungal overgrowth and infection. Usually, it is not serious and easily treated. Sometimes it comes after using a contaminated hot tub (hot tub folliculitis) and is caused by pseudomonas bacteria. Try benzoyl peroxide (bpo) body wash for 1-2 weeks, seek help if not better.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
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