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How can I lighten skin and remove red blotches?

How can I lighten skin and remove red blotches?

Unwanted red, brown: Hello Doc, A treatment options is IPL, intense light energy. Usually, you would need 5-8 treatments depending on how severe your problem is and your expectations. A topical bleaching cream may be a part of your treatment protocol. You can see a Board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks?will it resolve?

Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

How to remove red pigmented acne scars?

Laser: Red scars are usually very vascular, meaning new blood vessels have proliferated in the scar causing the redness. Treating them with a pulsed dye laser to reduce it he blood vessels can help decrease the redness of the scars. ...Read more

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Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Skin red spots?

Skin red spots?

Too broad: Too broad a question. Anything from measles to bedbugs to petichiae, to allergic reaction. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Can't diagnose with: this info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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How can you remove blotchy, red bumps from a fresh tattoo?

How can you remove blotchy, red bumps from a fresh tattoo?

Steroids: This is may be a minor infection which may require antibiotics or an allergic reaction which may respond to topical or systemic steroids, if it persists the areas can be treated with a fractionated erbium laser to remove the problem ink. ...Read more

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My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY. TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY. STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...Read more

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Ingrowing hair on chin leaving scars. Can infra red heat help ?

Ingrowing hair on chin leaving scars. Can infra red heat help ?

See below: Laser hair removal may provide a more permanent answer. Infrared heat is no better than a warm compress. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Help please! skin around biopsy is raised red itchy?

Could be allergy: If you're using an antibiotic, like neosporin or others, it could be causing an allergic reaction at the site. I've seen this happen fairly often. A yeast infection of the wound area is another reason why a biopsy site could be red and itchy. ...Read more

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Can this dark skin birthmark on my face be removed?

Can this dark skin birthmark on my face be removed?

Time for consultatn: A visit wit a dermatologist can help determine whether a given birth mark can be removed. Some can be lightened with laser treatment while with some, no method short of surgical removal would help, and the scar left after the procedure would make that unwise. ...Read more

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After shaving, my legs feel itchy then i scratched till it red in colour. Now, the red scar became dark brown in colour. How to remove the scar?

After shaving, my legs feel itchy then i scratched till it red in colour. Now, the red scar became dark brown in colour. How to remove the scar?

Good skin hydration: You need to regularly moisturize your skin, especially after shaving. There are a number of good moisturizers available. A product with cocoa butter is good for reducing scars and discoloration. ...Read more

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Does waxing under arms remove black heads?

Does waxing under arms remove black heads?

See below: It may. However, that's probably not a good thing since the black heads are keeping the pores sealed and ripping them out may expose your skin to bacterial infection, especially in the armpits. ...Read more

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Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Manmany causes: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more

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I got recently black pimple on my nose. It's not prominent pimple but dark dot flushed with skin. Seems under skin!. How to remove this ?

I got recently black pimple on my nose. It's not prominent pimple but dark dot flushed with skin. Seems under skin!. How to remove this ?

Acne: Acne or comedo occurs when the sebaceous gland surrounding the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Blackheads are open comedo with oxidized sebum which give it the black color. Ultimately the content of the gland will surface and clear the pimple. I fo not encourage applying manual pressure to pimples, especially in middle of face. OTC Benzoyl Peroxide is a good start. ...Read more

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Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more