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Dr. John Gaffney Dr. Gaffney
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

How to get rid of red spots of acne instantly.. ?

Cosmetics: Other than cosmetics, there's no way to get rid of acne instantly. There are many topical preparations (eg, Benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Evoclin, or even spot treatment with salicylic acid) which can help fairly rapidly as well as (in more severe cases) an oral form of Clindamycin (or Accutane) can be prescribed to help. Talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what might be most appropriate for you. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
2,147 doctors shared insights

Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin Dr. Balin
Dermatology
43 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Dr. Mike Bowman Dr. Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
15 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

How to get rid of acne scars and red spots ?

Red spots first: First, you need to get control of the acne (red spots): use otc benzyl peroxide and salicylic acid wash. If that doesnt work, talk to yoir derm. Depending on the size, depth and number of scars you can consider peels, laser treatments, dermabrasion, etc. Seek consultation with a good dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans Dr. Gowans
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them ? How did they occur ?

Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them ? How did they occur ?

Baby acne: Bumps on the skin of newborns is normal for the first 3-5 months of life. They are not generally a problem and will go away over time if LEFT ALONE.Picking, "popping", and acne meds do not help and will cause damage. They arise as a response to the withdrawal of maternal hormones. EVERY baby gets at least a few of these. Leave them alone, if you are still worried visit your pediatrician for veal ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee Dr. Lee
Dermatology
24 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

After my acne fade away they leave behind scars and some kind of red spots? Now my question is how to get rid of these red spots. & black heads please

Many options: Blackheads can be treated with exfoliants such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or procedures such as microderm, glycolic peels. Red discolorations can be treated with various laser (ktp or pulsed dye lasers) or ipl treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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How to get rid of red spots and pimples on my forehead?

How to get rid of red spots and pimples on my forehead?

Acne care: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20020580 This site gives you a nice overview of acne management. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bader Dr. Bader
Dermatology
23 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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How can I get rid of red spots on my forehead from previously popped pimples? It looks like rosacea but i'm only 16 and it's only on my forehead.

How can I get rid of red spots on my forehead from previously popped pimples? It looks like rosacea but i'm only 16 and it's only on my forehead.

Start a face program: Make it a regular routine to use a facial cleanser (not body soap) on your face daily or twice daily. Use an exfoliator once or twice weekly. Use otc benzoyl products to start, moving to prescription products depending on the results of a more readily available product. Because it's only your face, you may be able to spot-treat with antibiotic creams. For trunk involvement, you may need oral abx. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

I am wondering how to get rid of red marks left by acne/spots?

You can't: These are new blood vessels growing in to heal the damage. What you can do is address you ongoing illness. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. All acne is manageable nowadays but it's not pleasant and you need to stay aggressively involved. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

How can I get rid of red acne marks , macules that are becoming dark spots ?

Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Acne in the back only at multiple spots. Start with red spit with some pain and discomfort and then goes away leaving dark spots . How to get rid?

Acne in the back only at multiple spots. Start with red spit with some pain and discomfort and then goes away leaving dark spots . How to get rid?

Acne care: Over the counter acne gels and lotions can be tried. They are benzyl peroxide based. keep skin clean and please do not pick at it. If you have darker skin, hyper pigmentation of the skin (dark spots can occur. If needed do consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Few months ago i had acne, now my skin is not red and the pimples are gone. Since then it leaves black spots on my face, how can I get rid of them?

Few months ago i had acne, now my skin is not red and the pimples are gone. Since then it leaves black spots on my face, how can I get rid of them?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several treatments for dark spots. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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How do I get rid of the red scars/spots/rashes where pimples were before, after years of battling with acne ??:)

How do I get rid of the red scars/spots/rashes where pimples were before, after years of battling with acne ??:)

See below: You may consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/expert-answers/acne-scars/FAQ-20058101
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll Dr. Mancoll
Surgery - Plastics
26 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Pimples grew n uttocks leaving dark spots after redness looks terrible and staying for months. Cant get rid of them+ i wear 100% cotton undies. Help!

Pimples grew n uttocks leaving dark spots after redness looks terrible and staying for months. Cant get rid of them+ i wear 100% cotton undies. Help!

The good news: You are describing two different problems. Acne in the buttock area is not unusual. Tight, non breathable pant will make things worst. The darker pigmentation is a result of the healing process. Uv from the sun causes the red spot to heal with a darker look. Kind of like a tan. Sunlight will go though the weave in your cloths. Hydroquinione will bleach the color back to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection(cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner Dr. Stelzner
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Does clear eyes get rid of red spots on your eyes?

Does clear eyes get rid of red spots on your eyes?

Depends: Clear eye drops constricts the blood vessels in the eye then helps to get ride of the redness. Eye docs do not recommend it. Your blood vessel may get use it if the person uses frequently. ...Read more

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How do I get rid of red spots on my face?

How do I get rid of red spots on my face?

Need to see doctor: There are many types of red spots ranging from birthmarks (hemangiomas etc) to brown hyperpigmentation lesions and treatment varies from excision, cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation to laser, ipl (intense pulse light) therapies. For brown hyperpigmentation spots hydroquinone/tretinoin combo works well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines Dr. Hines
Family Medicine
20 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

Normal: Those spots are called milia, or baby acne. They are normal, and will go away in time. They are baby skin reaction to the fact that their world is now cold and dry, after 9 months of being wet and 98.6 all the time. Give it 6 months, and most of it will be cleared up. ...Read more

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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
2,459 doctors shared insights

Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more