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A 26-year-old male asked:

i have red spots under my eyes and they seem to be scaly and bright red when nothing is done to it. what could it be and what can i do to reduce it?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Could be: See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment. This is probably seborrheic dermatitis but could be another skin problem.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
It is always wise to be checked for skin cancer such as basal cell if you spend lots of time outdoors...
Sep 21, 2012

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These days my wife is seeing flashes in one eye occasionally.?

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