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I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Hello, I'm a young female... And over the months I've been getting weird indented scar like lines all over my face. :( it makes me scared! ?

Hello, I'm a young female... And over the months I've been getting weird indented scar like lines all over my face. :( it makes me scared! ?

Send us a picture: "A picture is worth a thousand words." You can upload a picture of the rash at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I recently had pitryasis rosea. And I have dark scar-like marks were all the sores were. Is this permanent? is there anything I can do to help It heal

I recently had pitryasis rosea. And I have dark scar-like marks were all the sores were. Is this permanent? is there anything I can do to help It heal

No and no: The dark marks are not permanent. They take time ans usually fade away. It might take from 6 mnths to 2 yrs and you cannot do anything to hasten the process ...Read more

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I have a scar like rash on my back?

I have a scar like rash on my back?

Encourage you: To have it evaluated by your dermatologist. The treatment recommendations are based on diagnosis. ...Read more

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My skin has this weird look, around my waist there is series of lines that look like a scar, which is not a scar actually?

My skin has this weird look, around my waist there is series of lines that look like a scar, which is not a scar actually?

Stretch marks?: If these are spontaneous or developed around puberty they may be stretch marks. Unfortunately there is not much you can do to improve these. I would discuss the nature of the lesions with your dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more

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Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

Can nioxin be used for skin scars?

No: For treating scars there are over the counter topical silicon gel preparations that can be effective. ...Read more

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How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

How can one lighten up dark scars on skin?

Avoid sun & bleach: Avoiding sun exposure and inflammation as well as the use of peeling/bleaching agents commonly containing a combination of steroids, retinoids, and hydroquinone are the most commonly utilized treatments. On o casino chemical peels, resurfacing, laser treatments, ipl and fractionated therapy may be also used. ...Read more

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What is a good way to have scar free skin?

What is a good way to have scar free skin?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more