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Doctor insights on: Shaving Spots On Legs

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I'm a african american woman who has black spots on my legs that worsen after shaving ?

I'm a african american woman who has black spots on my legs that worsen after shaving ?

Not sure: My best guess is that the irritation of shaving stimulates the melatonin secretion in your skin causing more pigmentation. But without looking at your spots and even then, it's tough to say for sure. ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tinea versicolor: A common skin fungus called tinea versicolor can prevent the sun from tanning those areas. If that is the case, treatment with a topical antifungal medication can eradicate the fungus. However, the whiteness will remain until your next sun exposure. It characteristically looks like white freckles. ...Read more

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I have bad acne scars on my face, arms and shoulders anything that can help? I also get spots on my legs after shaving

I have bad acne scars on my face, arms and shoulders anything that can help? I also get spots on my legs after shaving

Creams, laser: Some self repair can occur after months as your collagen (protein building blocks of skin) forms. Cortisone creams may help reduce inflammation and vitamin C in lightening creams may help. Ultimately a dermatologist may try laser skin resurfacing or filler injections in severe cases. ...Read more

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I have blue spots in my legs?

I have blue spots in my legs?

Need more: Many things can cause this. Perhaps a virtrual consult would be the best way to address this. ...Read more

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How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

How to remove the dark spots in my 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

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Freckle type spots on legs, what are they?

Lentigos probably: From your description, it sounds like sun spots or lentigos. They often look like large, light tan or brown pigmented freckles. They indicate sun damage and often become more frequent the older you get. ...Read more

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Please describe these spots all over my legs?

Please describe these spots all over my legs?

Skin condition: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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4 yo has 3-5 petichiae spots on leg. Should I be concerned?

4 yo has 3-5 petichiae spots on leg. Should I be concerned?

No: A few spots of this kind are not a concern. A platelet disorder will cause thousands of them. ...Read more

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How do you clear dark spots on your legs from previous sores?

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

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What does it means when you see white like spots on your legs?

Means something : "the biggest mistakes don't come from not knowing. They come from not looking" (artur balin, M.D., dermatologist)....We just don't know without being able to look. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more

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I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should i be concerned?

I am noticing black and blue spots on my legs that appeared suddenly. Should i be concerned?

Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My legs are starting to itch its like a chain reaction when i scratch a certain spot then more spots start to itch ?

My legs are starting to itch its like a chain reaction when i scratch a certain spot then more spots start to itch ?

Release of histamine: When you scratch an itchy spot the area heats up and more histamine is released by mast cells. This histamine then spreads to surrounding areas and cause more itching. Try instead using a cool pack or ice in plastic bag covered with a towel to cool the area. ...Read more

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I've just found 8 brown/black rough spots on my 56yo caucasian husband's back, leg and arm. Should i be really scared?

I've just found 8 brown/black rough spots on my 56yo caucasian husband's back, leg and arm.  Should i be really scared?

Not really.: Would be very unlikely that he has 8 cancers on back. If all look alike and are rough they are likely what we call seborrheic keratoses. They are benign. However, it is possible he has one cancer and it might be one of those lesions - hard to say because i can't see them. Have your doc look at a skin check in the near future to put your mind at ease. See google for the "abcde of skin cancer.". ...Read more

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Can off and on severe itch be a result of pulled/broken hair. It comes when skin is stretched at those two spots on my leg?

Can off and on severe itch be a result of pulled/broken hair. It comes when skin is stretched at those two spots on my leg?

Not exactly: if you took a scissors and cut the hair, it wouldn't itch. Itching is a skin or lower issue. The pulling of hair if it pulls on the skin might. Some people get hives/histamine release from skin being rubbed/pulled irritated (anti-histamines help). Some feel itching instead of other sensations in the skin (nerve pills help). cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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Hello, I have some small spots on the bottom of my bum, it goes down a little but on my leg, I am abit worried, what should I do?

Hello, I have some small spots on the bottom of my bum, it goes down a little but on my leg, I am abit worried, what should I do?

Folliculitis?: The location you describe suggests folliculitis..inflammation of hair follicles. Tender red spots often with a surface pustule is classic. It is usually due to mild skin infection with staph aureus. It may also be due to irritation from regrowing hairs if there is any shaving/waxing/plucking. Good hygiene/washing is imperative; expose buttocks to air. Try topical antibiotics/OTC acne treatments. ...Read more

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I have a couple thick spots on the inside of my leg which wont heal and gives out blood and puss when squeezed what can this be ?

I have a couple thick spots on the inside of my leg which wont heal and gives out blood and puss when squeezed what can this be ?

Abscess: If pus comes out when you squeeze it, it would be by definition an abscess. Treatment is surgical and then wound care so that the cavity can slowly heal up without reaccumulating pus. If there is cellulitis around it, you may need antibiotics as well. ...Read more