Acne On The Hands And Feet And Painful To The Touch?

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I want to ask, recently on my leg to be precise in the thigh, a pimple appeared. Her acne was only 1. Then not long after that pimples appeared again on my hands. When touched, let alone pressed, it hurts. I wonder why? What should I do? Please get the info. Thank you very much

1 Answer:

Hi dynamtrf,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Acne (acne vulgaris) most commonly occurs on the face, neck, chest, and back. However, although rare, acne can actually grow in other parts of the body that have oil glands and hair follicles, including in the thighs and hands. What triggers the growth of acne is the increased production of sebum (oil) coupled with P. acnes bacterial infection. As a result, a red rash will appear, filled with fluid or pus, and cause pain or itching, especially when pressed.

Besides acne, rashes on your thighs and hands can also appear due to other factors, for example:

Other infections, such as folliculitis (infection in the roots of the hair), herpes zoster (shingles), impetigo Irritant contact dermatitis (inflammation of the skin due to contact with an irritating substance) Drug eruptions (hypersensitivity reactions to drugs that appear on the skin) Allergic contact dermatitis ( inflammation of the skin due to contact with allergenic substances) Sebaceous cysts (fluid-filled sacs in the oil glands) Pilaris cysts (fluid-filled sacs at the roots of hair), etc. You should first ascertain what exactly is the cause of the rash, whether it is due to acne or due to other causes others by seeing a doctor directly. If it is true that the cause is acne, then generally these pimples will heal on their own as long as you maintain good personal hygiene. Or, it could be, the doctor will give you a special cream as well as perform other medical measures in accordance with the diagnosis established for your complaint.

In the meantime, you should be more diligent in caring for the cleanliness of your skin, namely by bathing regularly 2 times a day using soap containing antiseptics. Wear clothes that are clean and absorb sweat. Also diligently wash your hands, especially when they have been exposed to dirt. Use sunscreen when you want to do outdoor activities. And don't squeeze or break any pimple that appears forcibly.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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