A small pustule or papule that results from clogging of the sebaceous gland is called a pimple. The oil or sebaceous glands get clogged and infected and can result in swollen lesion filled with pus. Pimples can affect any body part like face, back, chest, etc.

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What could cause pimples in the arms and wrist?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to seek assistance with regard to my concern in skin. There is a pimple appearing in my arms and around my wrists. I am now using a sulfur soap. I am wondering why this happens. If the pimples were healed, it leaves marks that make my arm and wrists dark. I want to have norm...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any history of hypertension and diabetes? Please send a few more photographs taken from different angles.  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful pimple in inner ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this pimple in my inner ear and it has been eight days but until now it is still hurt. I am currently taking Mefenamic acid.  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. There could be an infection of the hair follicle in the ear as a result of which it can create excruciating pain. Besides the wax would have further got pushed toward the ear drum causing severe pain. Plain use of antiinflammatories like Mefenamic acid alone will ...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent pimples on cheeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. Lifestyle is healthy with exercise and good food mostly. Since last year, on both sides of my cheeks especially on the right cheek, there are three to four pimples. They produce the white head dries off leaves a red scar and again another erupts. I have sligh...  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing the information. If possible provide me photographs of the affected areas which will help me for a better understanding of your skin problem and proper treatment plan.  Read Full »

What causes face itching and pimples?

Query: I’ve recently (like a month) started to get acne and pimples on my face and my face itches a lot through out the day for no reason I don’t have any rashes or anything it just randomly itches and I’ve been trying to get rid of the acne by take pantothenic acid vitamin b5 pills. I&r...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: hi if you have would have sent a photo it would have been easier to diagnose whether you are suffering from acne or something else acnr is quite common at your age and many people suffer from it but it is not as itchy as you are describing it but if you are so sure that it is acne kindly use. cl...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent pimples in underarm area in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.3 years old. She weighs about 11 kg. She is having pimple type nearby under arm area at the right-hand side. It is newly grown and old ones are blackened and healed.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get the child evaluated for scabies. The child may need to be started on Permethrin. Please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician in order to assess and start Permethrin.  Read Full »

I take 6-7 liters of water after taking non-veg foods to avoid pimples. Is it harmful?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I have pimples problem. If I do not take non-vegetarian and fast foods my pimples disappear but if I take egg or chicken or meat it comes out again. And most important is that if I avoid nonvegetarian foods but if I do not drink six to seven liters of water even pi...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pimple problem or acne is a very common issue for young men of your age. It affects morale and creates constant anxiety in the minds. The solution to this problem requires one adheres strictly to certain diet regimens and take abundant care of their skin. Drinki...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to remove black spots due to acne.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. My skin complexion is close to dark and I have been suffering with acne black spots on my face. I tried few creams, but I am not able to get rid of these black spots. I also used lemon juice to cure my black spot, but there is no improvement. Please suggest me...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you to apply Melalite XL cream (Tretinoin) on the black spots at night in minute amounts. Please consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the treatment with consent. Continue this for three weeks and revert back. Revert back after three weeks ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples even though I do not eat oily food?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I am suffering from pimples and their dark spots. What happens is one or two pimples appear and vanish in two to four days leaving dark spots behind. The same thing repeats again and again. Now there is a lot of dark spots in my face. I do not use oil in my hair and als...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You need to take proper medicine for the treatment of pimples so that dark spots will not appear. Use a Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel on the pimples twice daily. Along with this take ...  Read Full »

Please suggest tablets for pimples and dark spots.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old, and I am suffering from severe pimples followed by dark marks on the face. I did so many chemical peels, and the condition did not improve. My friend told me to take Minocycline 50, so I am taking it since two months, and my pimples are improving. Can I take this ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acne is a common problem during adolescence, and it is unlikely to have such severe acne at your age.¬†However, there are instances when this could happen, such as a family history of bad acne, and it is totally acceptable. The treatment for acne depends on the grade and ...  Read Full »

What to do for pimple that bursts and form a thick black layer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a pimple that bursts. There was a yellow discharge for a few hours but it soon dried out forming a yellow layer around the pimple. Now this yellow layer fell off today, but I can see a thick black layer and no discharge. I do not have any pain around the area. Is this a concern?...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have developed pyoderma that is a bacterial infection of the skin. I would suggest you apply topical antibiotic like Mupirocin on this area ...  Read Full »

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