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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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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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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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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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Is getting spots on face and eyelids a symptom of p. Multocida through contact with dog saliva on hand? The contact was two days ago

Is getting spots on face and eyelids a symptom of p. Multocida through contact with dog saliva on hand? The contact was two days ago

Extremely unlikely: Unless you rubbed the saliva into your eyes, mouth, or broken skin you should be fine. Red painful swelling should be evaluated by a doctor. A few spots probably nothing unless red and painful. ...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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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more