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Remove Dark Spots On Legs
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more
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
Dark spots: Dark spot removal medications are bleaching creams. Hydroquinone is used to lighten the skin color. Sometimes retinoid and steroids are added to the formula. Regular use of bleaching creams will fade dark spots in a few months. Laser treatment for dark spots is another option for treating dark spots on legs. Laser therapy will kill melanin producing cells, and reduce the appearance of brown marks. ...Read more
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more
Dark spots: Any injury or inflammation of the skin can cause a discoloration. The degree of discoloration is related to the nature of the injury, burn or scrape, and the natural color of the skin. Dark skin is more prone to discoloration than light. The darkness is also related to how much sun you get on those areas. Avoid the sun, and use Hydrocortisone and a bleach cream. It will be very slow. ...Read more
I have dark spots on my legs and they just showed up on my forarms. I don't have health insurance I need help. they don't hurt just ugly?
See md: Non healing lesions should be evaluated, cultured and possible biopsied. It is impossible to tell form description. ...Read more
Don't worry: They will fade over months to a year. There is no need to treat them. If the skin is dry, you can use a moisturizer. ...Read more
Need pics : It would be nice to see some pictures of this purplish spots could be bruises could be a sign of early infection to be signs of vascular vein problems this post some pictures. Try adding an image through health tap. ...Read more
I have been sitting directly infront of the heater for a while now and now im noticing dark spots appearing on my legs, what are they? How can I remov
Surgical biopsy: Most Dermatologist realize skin creams and bleaches from caustic Chemicals are not good for the skin or your health. If a spot appears suspicious (large, growing, irregular in shape, mottled in appearance, bloody) then a biopsy to exclude melanoma or other cancer is indictated. If it is small, circular, and looks the same year after year, leaving it alone & wearing sunscreen is your best bet. ...Read more
See your doctor: Anything pigmented like that should be directly observed by a doctor. ...Read more
Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.
Dermatitis: There are various kinds. Sometimes something is irritating. At age 9 eczema is common. Especially if you have brown or black skin you will notice darker skin wherever you are rubbing or scratching. this is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You will do best with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?
Pinkish spots clustered in line on bottom of left and right leg both are 2.5 inches from ankle dark to faded. Left bigger than right. have photos.
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
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