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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Rotchford Dr. Rotchford
Addiction Medicine
37 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jerome Zacks Dr. Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Allison Holzapfel Dr. Holzapfel
Surgery - Plastics
18 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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How do I get rid or prevent dark spots where the hair follicle was on my legs from shaving? I've tried diff. Shavers and creams. Nothing works. Help

How do I get rid or prevent dark spots where the hair follicle was on my legs from shaving? I've tried diff. Shavers and creams. Nothing works. Help

Nothing: Shaving does not remove the hair follicle, so the pigment still remains. Laser hair removal of the dark hairs can kill the follicle and therefore get rid of the dark spots. ...Read more

Dr. David Carl Houghton Dr. Houghton
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Spots on legs after being sat in the heat.Itchy and seem to be getting worse when itched?

Spots on legs after being sat in the heat.Itchy and seem to be getting worse when itched?

Photos please: Impossible to help without photo. Please do a virtual consult with photo so we can help. ...Read more

Dr. Arthi Khazanchi Dr. Khazanchi
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial Medical University
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Dr. Patrick Connerly Dr. Connerly
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Buckman Dr. Buckman
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
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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

Dr. Susanne Gee Dr. Gee
Dermatology
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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

Dr. Richard Feinstein Dr. Feinstein
Dermatology
49 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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I have little circular brown spots mainly on calf of one leg, what are they?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Patricia Walcyk Dr. Walcyk
Occupational Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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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