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Red Dots After Shaving
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more
Maybe razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Brazilian waxing: This waxing problem is very common and it is probably a folliculitis (inflammation of hair follicles) due to plugging up of these follicles. Warm compresses to the area 3 or 4 times daily followed by the application of an antibiotic ointment like neosporin. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist. You may need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
Red pin sized spot with a white welt around it & intense burning. Welt disappeared then reappeared bigger before disappearing. Clear fluid, WHY??
Need more info: Where is this lesion. Need more information and a good history to help you ...Read more
Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?
Vulvar abcess: You almost certainly had a gland become infected, associated with collection of pus, which usually resolves with drainage (spontaneous or with help) or resorption (with aid of heat in your case). Most of these are blocked skin glands that produce oil (sebaceous). Occasionally specialized glands of the vulva can become similarly infected, like bartholin's glands, and require medical attention. ...Read more
Stone or suction?: Was it a hot stone massage? The hot stones can leave red marks which resolve in a day or two. Or did they apply little jar-like doodads that impart suction to the underlying skin, leaving marks that look like giant hickeys? Those resolve too, but it takes longer, and is somewhat harder to explain to your friends. ...Read more
Two fingers(top part) itchy, red& swollen. few red bumps/blisters maybe? few red dots undar skin.i kno i had a small cut on1 finger if that helps ??
Bra rash is super itchy, red, stings to the touch, raised \u0026 inflamed. Days after still red now with bumps with black dots? What are these black dots?
Your initial: Description sounds like an inflammation of skin hair follicles or a friction rash or, infrequently a contact type dermatitis (doubt), the fact that it stings suggests that there is some superficial skin breakdown. If the black "dots" brush or wash off easily and you wore a black bra it is just fibers from the bra. Wouldn't know what else would cause that without seeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 pink bumps after shaving labia majora, painless, not itchy. I picked them open, held apple cider vinegar on, burnt skin leaving a pink crater, help!
See Dr.: Your first mistake was"picking them open." the second mistake was trying to treat them yourself with apple cider vinegar. At this point, you need to see a gyn dr. Or a dermatologist for an official/professional evaluation of the area to get treated properly, with what may or may not include rx medications. Good luck. ...Read more
Waxing of underarm at salon, skin pulled hard & left skin red & stinging. Has healed but what was red is brown. Will discolouration disappear?
Skin discoloration: It should lighten with time and may completely return to normal. ...Read more
See below: 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
Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more
Noticed a few small red bumps few days after shave genital. Not painful or itchy. Extracted hair but small pimple thing not gone. concerned about sti?
Shaving problems: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness, irritation, pustules and ingrown hairs. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving (replace razors regularly) can help reduce this. ...Read more
Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?
Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more
My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.
Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more
Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?
Herpetic whitlow: Herpetic whitlow is almost always painful and is always red, at least at its onset. Thee are usually blisters (vesicles) within a few days of the onset. ...Read more
Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?
I've noticed some purple dots on my toes and purple streaking between them. There is now some redness and cracking between them. No pain or itching.
Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but dont see stinger or anything What could it be?
Try directly ap-: plying Soy Sauce to the sting for immediate pain relief. This usually works to take away the sting instantaneously .Thereafter ,watch out for secondary infection indicated by increasing inflammation,swelling,redness,drainage .If this occurs,you will need an antibiotic,so see a doctor.If you are allergic,the initial swelling will be pronounced ,and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help..but causes sedation.Be careful ...Read more
Would herp whitlow present as 1 small itchy lesion on finger w/ dots inside, no pain, no redness & no vesicles 4-5 days after initial symptoms?
2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?
Rash on Keflex: Usually a true allergy happens within the first 24-48 hours. It may still be a hypersensitivity or drug eruption from Keflex or a viral exanthum of childhood like roseola. Best to return to the pediatrician or family dr for exam and documentation purposes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.
Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness ?
Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?
Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more
Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?
Rash: Better to have it seen. It may be a spider bite or it may have become infected. Most bites are itchy, not painful. All the best. ...Read more
Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful..also there's a red dot in the middle of it.
Skin infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection. This type of infection is often called a boil. These often start with a clogged pore or hair follicle. You should get medical attention. It may need to be drained in the clinic. If allowed to progress, it can spread and become dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Redness and red dots under babies eyes..7mths. What is this? Excema? What should I do? Some days better than others, sometimes only one eye or two..
I have been getting a sting on my skin the a small pencil eraser bump appears with a red dot in the middle. Few minutes later the red dot goes away leaving the redness. They come one at a time but I get up to 50 a day.they eventually fade. Any idea?
Rash: You probably have urticariaGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.
Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more
Anything other than H Whitlow recur in same spot? 2nd time w/ white raised bump on finger in same spot, no pain, no redness, dots in it, very itchy.
I have tiny bumps on my buttocks, I scratch them & it comes off and it's a tiny black dot. There's no puss or redness so I don't think its acne?
Medical Examination: Who knows! :) Suggest an examination with a dermatologist. ...Read more
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