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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


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I used to pick acne and now there are red spots on my face, not indented at all. Do these fade over time? How much time if they do? Anything i can do?

I used to pick acne and now there are red spots on my face, not indented at all. Do these fade over time? How much time if they do? Anything i can do?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne.A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones.Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

Get the diagnosis: 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

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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Red spots on face, mostly shows up left side and around my outer mouth area after shower never had this i'm 25 in good health what could this be?

Red spots on face, mostly shows up left side and around my outer mouth area after shower never had this i'm 25  in good health what could this be?

Perioral dermatitis?: Based on your description this might be perioral dermatitis which is a very common breakout in adult females near the mouth. I would recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis. We have very good prescriptions treatments that can help it significantly. ...Read more

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7 year old son has developed pink/red spots on face and chest. A few days ago he vomited through the night but has since appeared well. Should I worry?

7 year old son has developed pink/red spots on face and chest. A few days ago he vomited through the night but has since appeared well. Should I worry?

Facial rash...: A rash can't be diagnosed without an exam. It is good that your son is acting well; however, to determine the cause of the rash (petechiae from vomiting, maybe?), he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treatment for minor red spots on face?

Treatment for minor red spots on face?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ugly red spots on face?

How can I get rid of ugly red spots on face?

It depends on what: the spots are. These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

Spots: Spots, skin lesions, rashes etc. are all unfortunately impossible to diagnose over the computer. It certainly sounds like you have some definite skin conditions that need evaluating, diagnosing , and treating. "Spots" can sometime be a type of Tinea Versicolor, but as stated, you need an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could I put on red spots on my face where my pimples used to be? Will anything even out my skin and make those dissappear?

What could I put on red spots on my face where my pimples used to be? Will anything even out my skin and make those dissappear?

Its not easy: Sometimes laser treatments can be helpful. Somtimes taking off layers of the skin everywhere (dermabrasion) can also be helfpul cannot say in your particular case, ...Read more

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Why when my pimples are gone, it leaves red spots on my face. How to make it go away? What should I do to prevent this?

Why when my pimples are gone, it leaves red spots on my face. How to make it go away? What should I do to prevent this?

Manage your acne: You're an adult now and acne is a serious personal and professional liability. There is nothing you can do about the red marks after pimples; they're normal healing and necessary. All you can do is prevent new lesions. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby has red spots and pimples all over her face. Her behaviour has not changed since she got them. Is this normal and will it go away?

My 5 week old baby has red spots and pimples all over her face. Her behaviour has not changed since she got them. Is this normal and will it go away?

Yes: It is extremely common for 4-5 week old babies to get a rash on their faces. It looks very bad, but usually doesn't bother the child at all and generally will disappear within a week or so. If your baby has other symptoms (pain, itching, fever, decreased appetite or increased sleepiness) it would be good to see your pediatrician to make sure the rash is not a sign of an infection or allergy. ...Read more

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Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Non clinical pain: Likely a non clinical experience of the odd pains and aches we all experience without them becoming an actual illness. If it continues or other symptoms appear or it spreads, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have many dark spots on face due to acne. Suggest me any medicine for dark spot removal on face.

I have many dark spots on face due to acne. Suggest me any medicine for dark spot removal on face.

Bleaching Cream: Hydroquinone helps to lighten your skin. It is used once or twice a day. You can use 4% or have it compounded at 8%. Stop using when the desired color is reached. ...Read more

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
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Pimples (Definition)

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