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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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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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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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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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I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?

I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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When I was young I fell and hit my forehead so I have a deep scar that seems like a cut in the skin so what should I do?

When I was young I fell and hit my forehead so I have a deep scar that seems like a cut in the skin so what should I do?

Scar revision: Depending on the orientation of the scar, the depth and the color, scar revision is definite option. This can range from something as simple as co2 laser resurfacing or dermabrasion, to an excision of the existing scar with resuturing it in a better configuration. ...Read more

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I had a accident last month. Now the wounds have healed and i want to know how to minimize the marks of the scars and get it closer to my skin color.

Stay out of sun: The best way to reduce scars/darkening is to protect them from excessive sun exposure. If they are exposed, be sure to protect them with high spf sunscreen. Also vitamin e oil can help. ...Read more

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Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Does the dermapen skin care procedure really work for scars and stretch marks? How many procedures does it take to see results?

Perhaps: While i don't have personal experience, there is evidence that mild "dermal wounding" such as is achieved with the dermapen products can stimulate a mild amount of collagen production. It does take several treatments and the change is likely minimal. Also, as the skin continues to age, the change is not permanent. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a bit extra skin like scar on my dick really ashamed of what this might be been there for a bout few weeks not i don't feel pain at all.

Hello, I have a bit extra skin like scar on my dick really ashamed of what this might be been there for a bout few weeks not i don't feel pain at all.

Urology assessment: It is difficult to advise unless more is known about the cause of the scar i.e., herpes, trauma, infection, burn, surgery, etc. First get a urology assessment and follow up recommendations. ...Read more

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Have a growth on chest that has grown larger over the past 7 years. Feels rubbery, looks like a scar. Started under the skin beebee size, now 4cm long?

Chest lesion: It may be any number of skin lesions or masses. If you have had an injury there it may be a poorly healing scar, hypertrophic scar, or keloid. If not and is under the skin it could be an abnormal growth or cyst. In a young healthy person, it's probably benign (non-cancerous) but either way if it is growing you should have a doctor evaluate it to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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