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What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by
Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

My son who is 13 has had these white small pimple things on his upper arms, kinda on the back side, as well as some on his cheeks. He was squeezing them, and there is some white "stuff" that comes out of them. Does anyone know what this is? or what causes them to appear? The are not all that noticeable, they seem to give his skin a rough-ish looking type of texture. I drives him nuts, because he worries that everyone will notice them,,,he's at that age!
Thanks



Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by Steve on November 23, 2003 at 15:58:27:

In Reply to: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

Karen, Sounds like he needs to detox, but you would have to hold a gun to his head for that..Try Biotin, Silica and Alpha Lipoic Acid..See if you can get him to lay off the soda and drink 2 quarts of water per day..It will take 3 to 4 weeks..Silver Fox!



Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by Jason on November 23, 2003 at 16:29:08:

In Reply to: Re: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Steve on November 23, 2003 at 15:58:27:

What does the ALA do for skin?



Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by Michele on November 23, 2003 at 17:03:39:

In Reply to: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

Stopping a lot of sugar intake AND soda in general should help him. He's working on having acne all over the face, front chest and back (shoulders arms too)...you know...think back...the guy or gal in school who was covered in zits?
Well, if he doesn't change his diet AND learn to relax (I'm betting he keeps stress bottled up) he's going to be that guy.
Your skin is tells you what is going on inside the body.
As a topical fix, get tea tree oil and put some water on a washcloth with a few drops of the oil to dilute. After his shower, he should wipe the cloth on him, on all area's that are affected...I'd start with the face. WASH THE TOWEL AFTERWARDS. Always use a new facecloth each AM and PM.
See if this helps the look at least while he's getting healthy.

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Re: Thry're called white pimple thingys

Posted by ex-adolescent on November 24, 2003 at 00:08:12:

In Reply to: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

Also sometimes simply known as pimples. The white stuff inside is called puss. It's fun to squeeze, especially when it comes out in a big long string. It's one of simple joys of adolescence. Don't bug him about it.

Who are you guys assuming this kid is drinking sodas anyway? Even perfect diet vegan teenagers get zits.

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Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by Mary K. on November 24, 2003 at 04:58:12:

In Reply to: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

Try to get him to stop squeezing as that will lead to scars which do not go away.



Re: What Are These White Pimple Things??? (Pizza face soon?) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 24, 2003 at 07:45:23:

In Reply to: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Karen on November 23, 2003 at 15:24:31:

Hi, Karen.

Welcome to the world of having a teenager in the house.

I agree with the other responders.

My specific suggestions are: Be sure he understands the importance of buffing these areas with the terrycloth washcloth and towel EVERY TIME he bathes. Start him on at least 2000 miligrams of omega 3 fish oils twice a day. IF YOU CAN get him to stop sodas and the crap teenagers eat, that will help too. A whole foods diet would be best but just stopping sodas and sugary things will help a lot.

Let us know how he does. Since this is starting so early, he will be one of those "pizza faces" teenagers complain about if he is not willing to do this.

Walt

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Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by Steve on November 24, 2003 at 08:22:48:

In Reply to: Re: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Jason on November 23, 2003 at 16:29:08:

Jason, ALA is called the universal antioxdant..It enters all parts of the calls to neturalize free radicals..You can use it internly and externly..Recommend by Dr. Perricone..I do both and it does wonders for my skin..Best it's ever look in my life ( well since I was a baby anyway )..Silver Fox!

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Re: What Are These White Pimple Things???

Posted by
Karen on November 24, 2003 at 13:44:32:

In Reply to: Re: What Are These White Pimple Things??? posted by Mary K. on November 24, 2003 at 04:58:12:

Thanks for everyones advice and suggestions, I should maybe say that these pimple things do not seem to be so much like a puss-y type of pimple, they are very tiny, almost like a goosebump??? maybe they are pimples!? however, like most kids his age, my son does drink lots of sodas, and has his fill of chips, and all that crap! not nearly enough fruits and veggies. I am going to start with the tea tree oil and the buffing and see how this goes,,,,,thanks to all who responded. Karen

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