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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
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