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A 20-year-old female asked:

how can i get rid of dark marks from mosiquito bite i cant get rid of ?

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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TakeAPeekForAWeek: Some people get dark marks from small traumas to the skin, like small punctures or insect bites. It's a bummer 'cause it looks like you're a popper or something. You'll have to wait for the healing (actually, over-healing) to subside and make sure there's no active infection. Then apply a mild topical steroid (hydrocortisone 1%) three to four times a day. If that fails, best to see a dermatologist

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of dark marks & razor bumps on pubic area?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Razor bump: steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.
May 23, 2015
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A female asked:

How do you get rid of dark marks on bikini line?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
That depends: Depending on what skin condition caused the dark marks, there may be some Prescription Bleaching creams that can be of benefit, or some conditions, may be susceptible to laser treatment. Other rashes may require a simple steroid cream to cure the area and eventually cause a return to the normal skin color. See the Dermatologist to get the best answer/cure for you. Best wishes.

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