Unknown skin condition. Any suggestions?
Big Indian, NY
1 year ago
I had a pimple about a month ago which felt like burning few days later,then the area turned dark(scab formation took place)The scab fell off about 5 days later and skin underneath was pink gradually turning red which led to scarring but even now and then the area keeps turning red.Plz help.
Doctor Answers 2
The area is still healing most likely and could stay red for weeks to months. This will get better. Some treatment options include using azelaic acid for the redness. If it is a depressed scar the redness is your bodies sign that its trying to build up your scar so it is not as depressed. Be patient though at this time. How many days weeks are you out and what is the situation now?
Please post a photo to help you identify the area but it sounds as if you have a scar from the acne or infection that had formed. Please consult a dermatologist to discuss the best wound care for the area. Best, Dr. Green
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