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Doctor insights on: Dark Red Marks On Skin

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I have these dark red streak marks under skin on back just pop up have not hit or scratched it what could it be I have picture if that will help?

I have these dark red streak marks under skin on back just pop up have not hit or scratched it what could it be I have picture if that will help?

Picture: A picture would help. Stretch marks can have this appearance. Also any areas that have had direct pressure or a period of time (weight lifting) can also cause this to happen. ...Read more

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Dark red hickey-like marks on my skin that are itchy and partially raised but feels like it's the size of an agitated mosquito bite not always circula?

Dark red hickey-like marks on my skin that are itchy and partially raised but feels like it's the size of an agitated mosquito bite not always circula?

Hives or bites: Itchy red bumps on your neck may be hives from an allergy to something internal or something which contacts your neck. Insect bites are possible if the bumps last longer than 24 hours. Benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin may help. Cortisone type cream may also offer relief. ...Read more

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I have used lemons to clear some dark zones but mu skin has made a reaction that stays a long time esp in bikini area a itch,flake ,redness than dark ?

I have used lemons to clear some dark zones but mu skin has made a reaction that stays a long time esp in bikini area a itch,flake ,redness than dark ?

Phytophotodermatitis: If your skin was exposed to sun with lemon juice on it you might have a condition called phytophotodermatitis. It is inflammation caused by a chemical reaction when substances in citrus is exposed to sun. It can blister, get red and then become dark. To calm it down in the beginning you can use steroid cream (see your doctor) and to clear up to dark spots you can use hydroquinone (also see your dr ...Read more

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Can a new born that has red healthy skin get lighter? The redness on my babys skin makes her look darker.

Can a new born  that has red healthy skin get lighter? The redness on my babys skin makes her look darker.

With Time: Newborns can often look red after birth as well as during crying episodes. This color change is transient and over time skin tone normalizes. Best why to judge final skin tone color is looking at you and Dad's skin tone as kids of course take after their parents. Give it some time. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for permanent redness and flaky skin around the mouth that turns darker ?

What is the recommended treatment for permanent redness and flaky skin around the mouth that turns darker ?

See dermatologist: This suggests that some of the products you use for oral hygiene (mouthwash, toothpaste especially those with a whitening agent etc) , if changing brands don't help after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized or infected skin heals, redness followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Winter dry skin: dry skin will oftne occur in areas that have moisture, like under breasts. Try alternating moisturizer and drying agent like talc ...Read more

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Does dermovate help reduce acne/dark/red marks?? I was told that it bleaches the skin somehow.

Does dermovate help reduce acne/dark/red marks?? I was told that it bleaches the skin somehow.

Not a good idea: Please don't do this. "Dermovate" is clobetasol, a glucocorticoid. It will first suppress, then much exacerbate, acne by suppressing the ability to fight the bacteria. The post-acne red lesions aren't treatable; they're the normal healing of the skin. The pigmented lesions are best left alone; you can make them look worse with bleach. Prevent new lesions by scientific Rx -- ask your physician. ...Read more