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How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

How do I get rid of dark spots on my legs caused by pimples?

Skin discoloration: Any sun exposure will continue to keep the dark patches noticeable. Your best option is sunscreen or long pants or skirts to keep the sun away. It is not common to have pimples on your legs, so you might want to investigate if the breakouts are from sensitivity to a fabric, a detergent or softener. Sweat can cause a rash. Don't pick at any breakouts as that will only increase the pigmentation. ...Read more

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I got an itchy leg rash a week or so. How do I get rid of it with otc?

I got an itchy leg rash a week or so.  How do I get rid of it with otc?

Leg rash: Some rashes will improve with an otc Hydrocortisone (hc) cream but you may need a prescription strength, or something entirely different. If an otc hc cream doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tinea versicolor: A common skin fungus called tinea versicolor can prevent the sun from tanning those areas. If that is the case, treatment with a topical antifungal medication can eradicate the fungus. However, the whiteness will remain until your next sun exposure. It characteristically looks like white freckles. ...Read more

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How to get rid of spots on legs from poor circulation?

How to get rid of spots on legs from poor circulation?

Spots from vein circ: Venous hypertension aka venous circulation problems can cause both hyperpigmentation [ brown spots ] and hypopigmentation [ atrophic or whitish spots} proper treatment of the underlying venous issue is essential however many of the skin changes can not be reversed.The reddish spot respond the best but not always. See a vein specialist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are these bumps/spots on my legs and arms, and how do I get rid of them?

What are these bumps/spots on my legs and arms, and how do I get rid of them?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark spots on my legs from mosquito bites?

How can I get rid of dark spots on my legs from mosquito bites?

Wait 3 months: Eventually it will fade. You can try over the counter remidies or see a dermatologist or do what most people do and just wait. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red spots/scabs that are on my legs?

How do I get rid of red spots/scabs that are on my legs?

First question is: the cause of the scabs, (? infection), see dermatologist for correct diagnosis, possible biopsy, and treatment. hope that helps ...Read more

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I have scars on my legs from last summer cause i used to pick my legs. They are now dark spots. How do I get rid of them without undergoing surgery?

I have scars on my legs from last summer cause i used to pick my legs. They are now dark spots. How do I get rid of them without undergoing surgery?

Keep out of the sun: Many times scars will darken with sun exposure. There are bleaching creasm to help decrease the dark pigment. It may take many months but it should retunr to a more normal color. Hydroquinone is the medication to decrease the dark pigment. ...Read more

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