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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon
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The first photo is from my lower back and the 2nd one is

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Hi Doctor,The first photo is from my lower back and the 2nd one is from my mid thigh. Does this look like anything worse then a pimple? Can it be a STD? I squeezed on both of them yesterday so that could be irritation you are seeing. The one on my back really hurts when you touch it.Thanks,
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Both of these do not look like STD. This is folliculitis. You can do following;

1) Ice compresses

2) Application of Neosporin cream.

3) Advil / Ibuprofen

You may need a course of antibiotic if above are not able to resolve them.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
They do not look like herpes?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

They do not look like herpes.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

They do not look like herpes.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you Dr
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

You are very welcome.

They do not look like herpes.

Sorry for the delay.

I had a connectivity issue.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
No problem
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Thanks.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 12 days ago.

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