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Doctor insights on: Purple Spots On Face Skin Symptoms

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What product is best for fading dark spots on face skin?

What product is best for fading dark spots on face skin?

Hydroquinone: A very common treatment for unwanted pigment is hydroquinone. However, remember that even if it works you still have to use sunscreen. The dark spots can come back if you don't. Retinoids can also help to fade skin pigment but they can also be a little irritating and cause some peeling. Seeing a dermatologist will help you come up with the right treatment for you. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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How to get rid of spots on face and skin ?

How to get rid of spots on face and skin ?

Sun spots?: if you talking about brown flat freckles or sun spots (we called it Lentigo), Laser probably is the best treatment, more precise and effective than other options. But it's expensive, you pay out-of-your-pocket. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry spots on face with ring of dry skin around them?

What to do if I have dry spots on face with ring of dry skin around them?

Ringworm: You likely have a fungal skin infection called ringworm. It would respond to Lamasil or Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) both over the counter medications. If this does not help see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi dr i'm having face skin problems like red face ( this problem started when i was 11 year old now 20 ) and now started to show up some white dots?

Hi dr
i'm having face skin problems like red face ( this problem started when i was 11 year old now 20 ) and now started to show up some white dots?

White dots: Sorry to hear this. Please make an appointment to see a Primary doctor. The doctor may well look after this but might also have a Specialist see your dad! Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I have brown skin naturally but I have two darker spots in side of my face , skin is weird in those two pots , can you suggest me a treatment ?

I have brown skin naturally but I have two darker spots in side of my face , skin is weird in those two pots , can you suggest me a treatment 
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Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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Hi I am javed, my son is 5 months old and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Hi I am javed,  my son is 5 months old   and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Eczema: Your son seems to have an infantile atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is often responding well to low-potency steroid cream and antihistamine for itching. Have him checked. ...Read more

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I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

Just be patient: Your normal skin tone will return on on its own. Just resist putting any other chemical treatments or medication on your face. You are continuously making new skin cells and old skin cells are sloughed off. The outer layer of skin is usually recycled about every two weeks, so your face should be back to it's normal tone before long. ...Read more

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How to overcome the acne effects on the face skin and make the face clear with no black spots ?

How to overcome the acne effects on the face skin and make the face clear with no black spots ?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangeaorganics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Are there any over-the-counter products proven to remove dark skin spots on face legs and arms?

Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more

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I am ttc however since coming of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) in january my skin is worse lots of spots on face back and chest. What can I do benzoyl peroxide isn't enough?

Multifactorial: If benzoyl peroxide has worked for you in the past consider advancing to benzoyl scrub along with mandelic peel and toner. A visit to an experienced skin care professional may be educational and help determine the most effective plan. Nutritional choices are also very important. Acne is often better controlled on a low glycemic and low dairy diet. Start a prenatal vitamin for micronutrients. ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin , insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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Im 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

Im 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

? vitiligo: It is difficult to know without examining the patches, however, what you described is consistent with vitiligo. See this site for additional information and consult your doctor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Schmegma: Sounds like the substance that forms in uncircumcised males. Be sure to pull the foreskin back and clean the area with soap and water daily. If this persists after a week you should see a doc. ...Read more

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I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

Need evaluation: Purple spots (purpuras) that you described could be related to trauma resulting in bruising, other inflammatory skin conditions or infection like kaposi's sarcoma associated with hiv, gonorrhea. Visit your dermatologist for further evaluation and work-up. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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