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Used retin a (tretinoin) on penis head, skin got burned but now healed. Noticing small dark spots on penis head. How to cure this Please help!!

Used retin a (tretinoin) on penis head, skin got burned but now healed. Noticing small dark spots on penis head. How to cure this Please help!!

See below: Not unusual to have either residual hypo- or hyperpigmenation of the penis (shaft or glans) after treatment or resolution of any type of infection, inflammation, or irritation. Such pigmentation tends to return toward normal with time (months to years). Trying to normalize these areas with various topicals sometimes delay rather than enhances the process. Recommend see a dermatologist if concerned ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Small bumps covering forehead, no head to pop. Not whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Appear to be under the skin. I have oily skin. Treatment?

Skin: Could it be allergic, infectious? If it's not pimples, I don't have enough to go on to help. Rashes are difficult, without seeing them. For oily skin, a mild sensitive skin soap, washing several times a day, should help. ...Read more

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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more

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Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

Is there a face lotion that heals acne and acne scars?

No: If you've had acne scarring and still have acne, you need to get with your personal physician. Use topical benzoyl peroxide until then. Nothing will touch acne scars short of a physician's intervention with a laser, microsurgery or filler. I'm sorry your acne was neglected, but several hollywood stars have kept their scars for the "tough guy" look. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY. TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY. STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...Read more

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Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more

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Irritated greasy wrinkled forehead. 19 years old. When on the sun the forehead skin slightly stings and redness may appear. Also have pimples.

Irritated greasy wrinkled forehead. 19 years old. When on the sun the forehead skin slightly stings and redness may appear. Also have pimples.

Long shots: You need to manage your acne like an informed adult. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend and your physician can add a prescription strength Rx if needed. Skin sensitivity on sunlight raises the possibility of a porphyria or some other illness; even mild variants of xeroderma pigmentosum can present in older folks. You'd do well to get seen by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Really bad dry skin problem seems. My skin dries in an almost circular pattern. Not quite scaly. On mouth & cheeks, glabela and hairline. ?

Dry skin: Try some moisturizing lotion such as Cetaphil or Cera Ve all over the body after shower (just dab your skin). Minimize soap use. ...Read more

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Dent in forehead ftom blow, will heal, somewhat?

Dent in forehead ftom blow, will heal, somewhat?

Forehead trauma: Generally blows to the forehead heal well. However, the "blow" was caused by what? In addition, did you lose consciousness or experience any neurological event? Where any x-rays scanning performed?images ...Read more

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Does Mederma works on dark sports, acne , pimples nd darkness underneath the eye?

Does Mederma works on dark sports, acne , pimples  nd darkness underneath the eye?

Maderma: Maderma is a scar ointment, it does not improve pimples, dark circles or acne. Any ointment which is applied to scar in a massaging fashion will improve the appearance of the scar. Maderma is not the only ointment you can use for scars, but it's readily available. ...Read more

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While squeezing noise something white stuff appears . Infection? How to treat this?Having facial pain nosebridge eye brow , cheek since 1 month. Help!

While squeezing noise something white stuff appears . Infection? How to treat this?Having facial pain nosebridge eye brow , cheek since 1 month.  Help!

See doctor: The white stuff that comes out when you squeeze your noise could be pus. If you've had this along with pain for the last month, you really need to see a physician for evaluation and treatment asap. You may need antibiotics and/or some localized drainage. ...Read more

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Pink, slightly raised, 6 mm lesion on face has responded to coconut oil and exfoliating scrub and is almost healed. Should a doctor still look at it?

Pink, slightly raised, 6 mm lesion on face has responded to coconut oil and exfoliating scrub and is almost healed. Should a doctor still look at it?

No: So long as a skin lesion resolves in a tiely fashion and does not recur there is no concern about serious pathology. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more