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What Makes Stretch Marks Turn Red
My 14yo sons back is covered in short horizontal dark red lines. He thinks they are stretch marks. Could that be the cause.
Stretch marks: Yes, especially if he's had a rapid growth spurt. ...Read more
Went tanning on Monday and my butt got burned and now it's still red and looks like there is stretch marks. What do I do or what is this?
Burn baby, burn: Your butt "got smoked" by too much ultraviolet radiation and has a first or second degree burn. The elastic layer of the skin has now "broken" and you are seeing the stretch marks. Earth to circulating "sun lover" patient, excessive sun/tanning can cause burns, cancer, and skin aging. If there is still "butt pain", or blisters, see an MD for treatment. ...Read more
Stretch-marks colors: It depends on the thickness of the tissue and structures below the sm. If the disruption of the dermis leaves a very think layer of skin at the sm and there are vascular structures below then it will look more reddish. If the thickness of the skin at the sm is greater then they will look more whitish. ...Read more
Do they bother you?: If you think you have a genuine medical problem, see a DR. No diagnosis possible from this description. ...Read more
Stretch Marks: Stretch marks are tears in the deeper layer of the skin leaving to surface layer intact. Initially they can be red/purple and generally fade to a more natural color with time. There is no cream to remove then. Some laser treatments may make the a little less noticeable. The only way to get rid of them is surgical excision. Depending on the location that may or may not be and option for you ...Read more
Check cortisol: Hi. Big (wide) red stretch marks make us think of Cushing's syndrome, a collection of diseases which culminate in over production of cortisol. Ask your doctor to look at your stretch marks and see if a 24-hour urine cortisol or a dexamethasone suppression test should be considered. Any high blood pressure, high blood sugar, fractures? Cortisol excess can also cause those things. Good luck! ...Read more
I have deep red stretch marks that are on my inner thighs. What cream or procedure would work best to help me out with these?
Strivectin & mederma: I would try these creams first, they may help to fade them, surgical procedures would be very drastic. You could speak to your dermatologist about less invasive procedures that may be helpful as well. ...Read more
I'm a 22 yr old male. I've have alot of white stretch marks along with a few red ones. What's a good way to repair the skin?
I'm overweight and have red stretch marks. If I lose weight will they still appear? Or any way to get rid of them?
Stretch marks: They may fade in color, in some women they are silvery, but unfortunately they will be present even after weight loss. There is no proven method to erase them, though many products are advertised as such. ...Read more
I have a lot of red marks on my thighs. I'm not sure if there veins or stretch marks. What are they and how do I treat them?
Stretch marks: If you have recently grown or put onexcess weight you may have stretchmarks. Use cocoa butter to treat them. ...Read more
I have had psoriasis since I was 4, recently I followed a treatment with clobetasol and now I have a lot of red stretch marks, what can I do?
Striae: Long term use of topical steroids can lead to atrophy or thinning of the skin. Stop using the steroid, there are non steroid based alternative treatments for psoriasis. Protect this thin skin from the sun with spf 30 or higher, and see a dermatologist. Certain topical retinoids like tazorac (tazarotene) can decrease the redness and thicken the skin. Certain laser treatments may also improve the color and thick. ...Read more
Red horizontal lines on my 16 years old son back now on his chest also like stretch marks or scratches. He is going lately to the gym. No itching?
Contact: Horizontal lines such as this almost certainly from external trigger. Contact sensitivity to some sort of bracing device is possible, but seems more likely due to minor trauma of repetitive forceful contact with lat bar and/or bench press bar. Consider getting a physical exam if they persist. ...Read more
Really bad, thick red stretch marks on my breast. It's really nasty looking is there anyway I can remove them?
Get evaluated.: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more
I'm 19 and gained weight fast &I got stretch marks all over me. They are 1 yr old but are still red. Will they make my skin loose when I loose weight?
I have light red spots on my upper arm like its carved im overweight could it be stretch marks? Thanks a lot
Correct: Sounds like stretch mark's but besides food endocrine issues may also create these get a physical when you can ...Read more
I've been losing weight by eating better but I've noticed some red bumps on my abdomen where stretch marks are. Is this common?
Almost 4 months postpartum Why do my stretch marks itch so bad now? They're still red. I put oils and lotions but still itches.
I am obese and have red stretch marks on my back, belly, and thighs. Are these from me being obese? I have put on a lot of weight recently.
Can you get stretch marks on the collar bone? I have a deep red 1/2 in line on my collar bone that just showed up. Almost looks like a hickie but not 1
Unusual: It would be unusual for the skin over your collar bone to stretch enough for you to develop to develop a stretch mark there. If it is a stretch mark in that area, you should have more like it elsewhere. ...Read more
I recently noticed silverish stretch marks on my breasts, they aren't raised and were never red or purple. Can they be treated with mederma or bio oil?
I have some red and back stretch marks on my but and on my legs doc please tell me something really really good that I can use to take then ways plzzz?
Had i-lipo & ultrasound cavitation 4 days ago, my old stretch marks became red and bruised immediately after. How long will it last for?
Keep getting painful red bumps on my stretch marks only around hip and private area. Still a virgin. Been goin on for months. Had stretch mark years?
Genetic: Stretch mark formation is typically genetic. Some women are just genetically more prone to stretch marks. Have you gained weight recently? That can cause stretch mark formation. Without a photo, it's difficult to say what the painful red bumps are? If you're worried see your family doctor or a dermatologist. Hope that helps! ...Read more
What are these raised veins in my 11 year old sister'hips? They are red. I doubt that those are stretch marks. And if they are please post treatments!
Raised veins: Need to be looked at by a health professional. ...Read more
I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.
Hi Doctor in my groin area I have Red marks like stretch marks and some time it itches and some ulcers kind of thing is burns and worried it's there f?
Question cut off: Not sure what your question is. However, with the description of these lesions, it is really important that you have an in-person medical assessment. ...Read more
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