A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have a pimple that looks like it has dead skin and a brown circle around it is this a staph infection?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hyper pigmentation: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is a darkening of the skin pigment due to increased amounts of melanin, usually occurs during the healing process after the treatment of a skin disease or acne. While most cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation disappear on their own after a few weeks some can last for weeks or months.
Answered on Oct 31, 2013

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