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How Do I Remove Pimples From My Upper Back Skin Area
Don't scrub: Please don't scrub your back! your skin is not a pot, it should not be scrubbed. In the long run that will only make your acne worse. Back skin is second only to the soles of your feet in thickness, so most of the time an oral medication is necessary to control it effectively. Topical medications have very limited efficacy on the back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let it grow.: Most common cause for ingrown hairs in the genital area is shaving or waxing. Using a clipper or going natural is the best prevention. ...Read more
Dry skin upper lip: You are likely experiencing a short period of reactive dermatitis (inflammation) after the waxing treatment. It should respond to topical treatment of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream at night, with aloe or moisturizer during the day. If it persists, have your dermatologist examine you. www.hovecenter.com. ...Read more
Lots of ways: Back pimples are a turn-off for some women and if this is the case, you want to get treated. I have had a great deal of success with topical Clindamycin for patients; my own acne was severe and i spent many years on tetracycline with good results. Failing that, a dermatologist is needed to prescribe accutane. There's no reason that in the 21st century your acne can't be controlled. ...Read more
How do I get rid of the ugly bumps and scars left behind from ingrown hairs on my vagina/pubic area?
Consult Dermatologis: I suggest you consult a DermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I get really bad pimple scarring on my butt cheeks and my vagina area. How do I get rid of the scarring?
Depends on type: Scars in these areas are often associated with hidradenitis suppurativa. It is important that disease first be treated to prevent progression. Light scars will fade over time. Deeper scar or fistulas will require surgical excision, laser resurfacing and possible use of retinoids or other medications. ...Read more
Picked my scabs on my chin and on my upper lip. What do I do to get the pink skin to go away and prevent scarring?
Normal early on: The pink skin this early on in the healing process is absolutely normal. It is the body's way of healing the area where the scabs were. Give it some time, even a few months, for the redness to improve. I would recommend keeping the area moist with an ointment like aquaphor to prevent scarring in the area. Also, if the redness persists, non-invasive pulsed dye laser can remove redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Rx: Mild acne at your age should respond to topical clindamycin, a cheap and easy rx that your physician can offer, or somethng similar. You may wish to add benzoyl peroxide, or if there are blackheads, a retinoic acid derivative. Your physician can also tell whether this is real acne or folliculitis -- these can be a bit tricky to tell apart. ...Read more
Burn by hair remover: The skin is very forgiving and over time the injury effects will subside. A dermatologist may well be able to suggest some topical and/or interventional remedies. Face peeling may be considered. ...Read more
Patches: This is tough to answer without seeing the patches. Are they light, dark, dry, itchy, red, etc. Too many various "patches" to diagnose and treat without seeing. If they are red or dry, use a heavier moisturizer after bathing. Let your doctor take a look to be sure... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have skin graft on my back of my forearm to remove my tattoo. The doctor will be takeing skin from my theigh I was wondering will that skin grow bac?
Skin grafts: The skin borrowed to cover an area will grow back. A scar will remain at the donor site. ...Read more
I have dry skin and i get small good bump pimples on my body, legs pubic region as i shave.. Very annoying. How can I prevent this? Big pores on pubic
How can I get rid of a rash I have from shaving under my arms, and on my inner thighs and pelvic area?
Rash & Shaving: Rashes have to be seen. One possibility is irritation from the shaving blades or from the cream, lotion or foam used in those areas , try antihistamines by mouth or topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or caladryl. Try or test it in a small area some cortisone cream like Hydrocortisone 1% ( avoid it if there is a question of pus or infection). If rash is too much or has blisters or pustules or many wheals see a dr. ...Read more
What can I do to get rid of the ingrown hairs on my butt? In middle school, i shaved my butt and legs.Now they are black spots on my butt and legs.
Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small pimples on my arms from my wrist to the top of my upper arms. They leave scars after they heal, what could they be?
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the hair follicles. It appears as a small localized area of pus surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. Older lesions that have lost the pus appear as red bumps surrounding the opening of the follicule. One to hundreds of follicles can be affected anywhere that hair or pores are present.. ...Read more
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