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How Do I Prevent Little Red Spots On My Legs After I Shave
Why am i getting spots on my arms after waxing and how do I make them go down? I had a rash after waxing, but it went down and now theres spots.
You must see: You must see a dermatologist in person so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
On my thighs I get black head and pimples frequently and after I get the red little spots and/or black circles. What should I do?
Shave gently: Irritation of hairs is worse if you press hard or go over the same area too many times. Shave very gently. Change the blade frequently. Use shaving cream. The longer you go between shaves the harder it is, so you may wish to shave more frequently. But spend less time at each shave. You may also consider chemical or electric shaves. Laser can be tried to reduce the number of hairs. ...Read more
I have pink spots on my face that appear after i thread off hair from my cheeks. How do I get rid of them? I tried framycetin ointment, didn't work.
I wax my body but on my legs after waxing I still have these small dark spots. Can I get rid of them ?
I'm a black female and I have ugly bumps on my back and butt I scratch till they bleed I don't mean to little spots on my feet and legs what is it?
Hello, i here's my problem - my skin is too sensitive and when i shave my legs appear little red spots . What should I do?
Sensitive skin: Try using an electric razor. It minimizes irritation of the skin. You could also test a chemical depilatory (like nair) in a small area to see if it would irritate your skin. ...Read more
I started putting toothpaste on my pimples and now I have big red patchs on my chin, how do I remove them?
Two items: 1) Products with Alpha Hydroxy Acid are helpful and don't require a script. 2) Dr. Oz had this issue on one of his programs that you could look up and it had to do with a lime or lemon mix as I recall. But he cautioned not to go out into the sun after application as it can discolor the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have these small red bumps on my legs. They break open when i shave my legs. What can I do about them?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Hair damage: If your facial hair is curly, your shaving will cut the hair at an angle tending to make it ingrow and cause an inflammatory reaction. You can also get an acneiform reation from the irritation of the hair follicle. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and shaving suggestions. ...Read more
Rash: most likely folliculits. but a picture is needed to clarify for sure ...Read more
Likely Irritation: Red skin (erythema) and bumps sounds like irritation. It could be from shaving, anti-perspirant, or chaffing. Hold off from applying anything irritating to the area for a week. If it doesn't improve, see a doctor. Fyi, other less common causes for something like this are inverse psoriasis, hailey-hailey disease, axillary granular parakeratosis and fox-fordyce disease. ...Read more
Pruritis: Could be several things. Commonly fungus ( jock itch) would be helped by diaper cream. Also possible allergy based so Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could alleviate the itching. Other causes, such as neuropathic itching from spinal nerve impingement requires examination. Either way if if doesn't get better or worsens, have an exam to fully elucidate the diagnosis, then treatment will be more specific. ...Read more
i got red rashes and red spot small small spots (pimple)on my face i think its because I use bleach on yesterday, how to get rid of it immediately?
Contact dermatitis: Avoidance of the bleach will prevent the recurrence of symptoms. Moisturizer and/or a barrier cream like Aquaphor will help to heal. A short course of over the counter topical steroid cream may help with a contact dermatitis. To be positive it is not something else, I would recommend consulting your primary care physician. ...Read more
Uncertain: It may have something to do with circulation. You could check with the dermatologist and see if they can assess the correct diagnosis. Things like location of the spots, size of the spots, how many, are they warm or cold, are all important aspects. ...Read more
How do I get rid of black spots on my butt cheeks? They just started to appear a few months ago after using black soap. Please help!
Folliculitis: A bacterial infection and irritation of the hair follicle is termed folliculitis. Folliculitis is probably the most common of all skin infections. Although usually trivial, it can produce extensive disease. It may be superficial or deep, and it causes the formation of a pustule or inflammatory nodule surrounding the hair. This is a very common problem on the butt. Treatment can be oral antibiotics. ...Read more
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