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How do I prevent little red spots on my legs after I shave?

How do I prevent little red spots on my legs after I shave?

Don't shave so close: You're probably shaving very close with a multi-blade razor. Those razors actually shave below the skin line, causing ingrown hairs which appear as red bumps. Try a single-blade or electric razor. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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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?

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?

See a dermatologist: Shaving there? Tight clothing? Acne/ folliculitis. Meanwhile try a bit of OTC 5% or 2 1/2% Benzoyl Peroxide gel. Remember that this bleaches fabrics. Avoid shaving there, wear loose clothing, gently wash in a shower daily. ...Read more

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Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

Why do I get red bumps on my legs after shaving? How do you treat this?

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

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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 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.

Avoid threading: The follicles are likely becoming inflamed from the threading, so you might want to consider laser hair removal or electrolysis. If not, then see your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I wax my body but on my legs after waxing I still have these small dark spots. Can I get rid of them ?

I wax my body but on my legs after waxing I still have these small dark spots. Can I get rid of them ?

Hair follicles: Those dark spots are the hair follicles: the tiny holes that the hairs grow out of. After you remove the hair, the follicle is still alive, and starts to grow a new hair. The holes/follicles remain, and that is the dark spot you see. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I started putting toothpaste on my pimples and now I have big red patchs on my chin, how do I remove them?

I started putting toothpaste on my pimples and now I have big red patchs on my chin, how do I remove them?

Stop: Toothpaste is not made for application to the skin. You likely have a mild inflammation which should go away on its own in day or two. ...Read more

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How do I prevent spots on my forehead?

How do I prevent spots on my forehead?

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 more

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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

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Why do I get huge absest knots on my face after i shave?

Why do I get huge absest knots on my face after i shave?

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

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Why do I have red skin and some tiny bumps on my underarm? How do I get rid of it?

Why do I have red skin and some tiny bumps on my underarm? How do I get rid of it?

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

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I have itchy white spots on my scrotum , how would i get rid and prevent them ?

I have itchy white spots on my scrotum , how would i get rid and prevent them ?

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

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Hi 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?

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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

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Why do I get tiny white spots on my legs after standing a period of time?

Why do I get tiny white spots on my legs after standing a period of time?

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

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I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

Extra rinse: If the rash is from residue of bleach in your clothes, you may try putting an extra rinse cycle in the wash. You could omit bleach entirely from the wash as the current detergents are generally good at cleaning clothes without bleach. ...Read more

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I get small red bumps on my butt. What is it and how do I cute it?

I get small red bumps on my butt. What is it and how do I cute it?

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