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Blemish On Face That Won T Go Away
May lighten some: Melasma is a discoloration of the skin that comes from a combination of hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is extremely frustrating because it can be faded with fading creams, sun screen, sun shielding, and chemical peels, but it will recur with minimal sun exposure. It sometimes lightens without treatment over time if it occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more
Normally it will.: Fight the urge.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have genital warts that go away on thier own whay can I do to make them go away faster or dry them out?
Hpv: They can resolve on their own or there are medicines to help them results quicker. They are quite expensive and irritating. ...Read more
I usually pop my pimples, so it leaves a small pink dent (pockmark). Will this go away on its own?
Don't pop pimples: Scarring is the result of improper squeezing of pimples. These will be permanent and may be difficult to mask. You cannot squeeze an infected site without risk of spreading infection or damaging the skin, leading to pock marks that are permanent. Get a dermatologic consultation and skin care program that works. ...Read more
Could be: Also tinea capitis, which is fungal infection of the scalp. If keeping it moist with ointment doesn't help, maybe Clotrimazole topical to can. Best yet, see your doctor for an exam and a treatment plan. It could be simple scabs, fungus or basal cell skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What have you tried?: First , does the rash itch? What does it look like? Any new medications/supplements taken recently? How long ? We need to know at least that much otherwise it would like telling us that you saw a furry animal with four legs and a tail in your backyard and ask us to guess what it could be. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on the amount of time since the scars developed, they might fade with time. Otherwise, hydroquinone based creams, sometimes combined with retin-a, may be helpful, although these also take time. Finally, laser based treatments might be effective. Check with your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist for options. ...Read more
Pimples, blackheads, and white heads on face and forhead. Will they go away if i leave them alone?
Probably not at this: Time. Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day ; use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Exfoliate occasionally. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider otc products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > mild acne see dermatology (discuss meds, comedone extractor, pore strips, etc.). ...Read more
I got sunburned really bad it blistered. Should i pop them or will they just go away on their own?
Never: Pop the blisters. The skin is healing under the blister. If you break it would be more painful. And open up area for infection. If they break keep clean and dry. ...Read more
Dermatologist eval.: Wash face w gentle cleanser 2x/day & use oil free products. No oily hair or heavy foundations. Try not to pop pimples. Avoid touching face (cradling chin in hands). Remove makeup before bed. Shower after strenuous exercise. Consider OTC products (salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). Retinoids/ comedone extractor can be helpful for black heads. If > mild acne see dermatology. ...Read more
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. That being said, they will improve with time, usually taking 6-12 months to mature fully. They can also be revised and improved if necessary. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to discuss the options in your case. Good luck. ...Read more
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