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How To Get Rid Of Bumps On Stomach
Hi, I have dark marks and bumps on my stomach and lower from shaving and I wanted to know how do I get rid of them for my skin to be clear and smooth?
See dermatologist: What you describe is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih), a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne, folliculitis secondary to shaving, bug bites etc. All can lead to inflammation and pih. Pih can take a long time to fade. See a dermatologist for advice. ...Read more
See your doctor: Any spots on skin that are bleeding and won't heal need to be eval by doc. ...Read more
Abdominal Scar: An abdominal scar following c-section or abdominal hysterectomy can be improved by non-surgical or surgical treatment depending on the nature of the scar. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about your options. ...Read more
I have little bums on the top of my arms back & stomach that look like goose bumps. Why? How do I get rid of them?
Keratosis pilaris: It's quite common and rarely, if ever, dangerous. Young women often have them. It is an excess of a natural protein in the skin. So far no reliable treatment has been found. I know you must hate them. I did, my daughter did and everyone I knew who had them did. But don't worry. They do tend to go away just in time to fret about that 1st grey hair. A cure will give the world another billionaire! ...Read more
I have red itchy bumps all over my stomach and just started getting them on my arm what ccould it be or how do I get rid of it?
Eczema?: Itchy bumps in winter on trunk and extremities is often eczema. Topical cortisone creams--otc or prescription can help. Heavy moisturizing with creams, not lotions will also help and will likely prevent a recurrence. Avoid too much soap and hot, hot baths. ...Read more
I've been getting pimples around my penis and now I have a really big stiff one on my stomach and it looks like red bumps around it how can I get rid?
See a dermatologist: It's hard to say what's going on. The lesions on penis may not be related to the one on stomach. Sounds like a infection. ...Read more
The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this?
See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
It depends on what: Is causing them. Medical evaluation should provide more info. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
No: I would not do this, as it is not designed for that and may cause irritation. ...Read more
Shaving: If they are not "razor bumps" your DR needs to have a look. ...Read more
You want to keep this area as dry as possible (arid) by washing the area, applying a hydrocortisone cream twice daily. It is best to lose the bra if possible in a private setting. ("aired").
After this area has healed and you resume full time bra wearing, apply corn starch inside the bra which will help to absorb perspiration and moisture to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more
How can I get rid of bumps on my inner thighs and bottom of butt? I don't know what kind of bumps they are or where they come from. General red bumps.
Bumps: Impossible to answer that question without evaluating your condition and seeing exactly what the problem is ...Read more
Penis bumps: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
Eval needed: The cause of the bumps needs to be determined in order to make a treatment plan. History, physical examination and possibly biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Try a simple chapstick or vaseline or aquaphor before applying your lip liner. ...Read more
Acne: I recommend st ives facial scrub to patients along with a mild non drying facial soap. The facial scrub deals with the blocked pores and will help smooth the skin (avoid using it like sandpaper). Topical benzyl peroxide works well but can be very drying. Good face makeup ie clinique tend to cause less problems as well. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Is there some sort of lotion or something to get rid of bumps bikini area after shaving/plucking? Can't wear a bikini bottom it's embarrassing
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp) is a very common skin disorder affecting many people of all ages. Kp is a benign condition that presents as numerous small, rough, red, or tan bumps primarily around hair follicles on the upper arms, legs, buttocks, and sometimes cheeks. Kp creates a "goose bumps, " "gooseflesh, " or "chicken skin" appearance on the skin. Try cerave sa which is otc. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Bumps at hairline: Find out the cause and treat that. Lets chat and you can send pictures. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Under breast problem: This sounds like intertrigo, which is especially prevalent in women with large breasts. Avoiding irritation is helpful- keeping the area clean and dry, keeping padding between the chest and breast, using an anti-fungal cream if there is a whitish discharge, and losing weight to reduce the amount of tissue in the breast and abdomen. In some patients, breast reduction is required to reduce contact. ...Read more
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