What to know about blemishes

NEWSLETTER How Many Different Kinds of Facial Blemishes Are There? Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN on June 27, 2018 — Written by Corey Whelan Types Causes Color guide Pictures Treatment Seeking medical help What are blemishes? A blemish is any type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin. Blemishes on the face may be unsightly and emotionally upsetting, but most are benign and not life-threatening. Some blemishes, however, can signal skin cancer. Seeking medical treatment or using at-home remedies may help reduce the appearance of blemishes. Read on to learn the different types of blemishes and how you can treat them. Types of blemishes “Blemish” is a broad term that refers to any type of skin mark. There are numerous types of blemishes. Acne Acne is a common condition. Acne can appear as: pimples blackheads whiteheads Acne is caused when sebum (oil), bacteria, or dirt clogs hair follicles. Acne can sometimes leave dark spots, pockmarks, or scarring on the skin. These are also types of blemishes. Hormonal changes are thought to play a role in the formation of acne. Stress may also make acne worse by increasing sebum production, although it’s not considered to be a root cause of this condition. Papules Papules are small skin lesions of varying types. They’re typically around 1 centimeter in diameter. They can range in color from pink and to brown. Pimples are sometimes referred to as papules. Papules can occur individually or in clusters and can be any shape. Examples of papules include: chickenpox rashes eczema dermatitis Psoriasis and shingles may also cause papules to form. Nodules Nodules are a collection of tissue. They’re hard to the touch larger than papules, usually 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter. Nodules can occur at any level of the skin. They can vary in color from flesh-toned to red. Skin tags and warts are examples of nodules. Age spots (liver spots) These small, dark spots can form on any area of the body that’s been exposed to the sun. They’re most common in people over 50, but they can also occur in younger people. Age spots are a type of hyperpigmentation. Pustules Pustules are fluid- or pus-filled bumps. Whiteheads and chickenpox blisters are types of pustules. Other conditions that might cause pustules to form include scabiesand rosacea, a common skin condition marked by blisters and visible blood vessels. Ingrown hair Hair removal techniques, such as tweezing, waxing, or shaving, can sometimes result in ingrown hairs. These are hairs that grow back into the skin and become trapped. This can cause a red bump to form. People with curly hair may be more susceptible to ingrown hairs than those with straight hair. Ingrown hairs can also turn into large, fluid-filled ingrown hair cysts. These can be red, yellow, or white in appearance. They may be uncomfortable or painful to the touch. Birthmarks Birthmarks typically occur either at birth or shortly afterward. They can range in appearance, size, shape, and color. Moles and port-wine stains are types of birthmarks that typically last for life. Other types, such as hemangiomas and salmon patches, tend to fade over time. Melasma Melasma is very common during pregnancy. It’s a skin condition identified by brownish patches. It can be brought about by sun exposure and hormonal changes. Skin cancer There are several types of skin cancers, including: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma malignant melanoma Skin cancers can range in appearance and in color. Some forms of skin cancer look like dark moles with irregular borders. Others look like yellow scabs or raised red bumps. Only your doctor can tell for sure if a blemish is skin cancer. Cysts There are several different types of cysts. They include: epidermoid cysts ganglion cysts sebaceous cysts Cysts are benign (noncancerous) sacs that contain a substance, such as fluid. They may appear as bumps of varying sizes on or under the skin. They’re often round. Scars Scarring of the skin occurs when the dermis layer becomes damaged. The dermis is the deep layer of skin where small blood vessels (capillaries), sweat glands, hair follicles, and nerve endings are located. Anything that causes the skin to open can lead to scarring, such as a wound or popped pimples. Cold sores The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causescold sores. They’re fluid-filled blisters which are found on or near the mouth. They may itch or cause a tingling sensation. When the blisters open and drain, a red or yellow scab forms until they heal. Hyperpigmentation An overproduction of melanin can cause uneven skin tone or dark patches. The causes of hyperpigmentation include: sun exposure acne scarring hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy What causes blemishes? Viruses Some blemishes, like cold sores, are caused by viruses, such as HSV-1. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox. Infections Certain types of skin infections can cause blemishes to erupt on the skin. These include malassezia folliculitis (fungal acne), an infection in the hair follicles. This condition is caused by an overgrowth of yeast and causes pustules to form. Genetics Acne may have a genetic link. Certain hereditary conditions can also cause blemishes to occur. These include: Darier disease. Wartlike blemishes form on the skin that are oily, smelly, and hard to the touch. Adult type 3 GM1 gangliosidosis. This is a rare, hereditary condition that causes noncancerous blemishes to form on the lower torso. Fabry disease. This is an inherited disorder that involves a gene mutation. Small groupings of dark, red spots are a symptom. Sun exposure Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays can cause skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of skin damage. Clogged pores An overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands can cause blemishes. Hormonal changes often trigger this overproduction, such as puberty. Excess oil can mingle with dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria. This results in pimples, pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads to form. Pores can become clogged from products, such as makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizers. Look for products labeled as noncomedogenic. These are designed to not clog pores. Hairstyling products can also clog pores if they get onto your face. Environmental toxins, such as dirt, car exhaust, and pollution, can sit on your skin, mingle with oil, and clog pores. You can also transfer dirt and bacteria onto your face by touching your face with your hands. Diet What you eat might have an impact on your skin. Food allergies and contact dermatitis can both cause skin irritation and bumps. Dairy products, such as skim milk, may cause acne in some people. Diets high in sugar and simple carbohydrates may also lead to blemishes. Medications Some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications may cause acne as a side effect. These include: corticosteroids androgenic steroids lithium antiseizure drugs Blemish color guide The color of your blemishes may provide clues as to their cause. Red Many types of blemishes appear red on the skin. These include: pimples pustules rosacea allergic reactions ingrown hairs cold sores Certain types of skin cancer can also look red in color. Brown Skin cancers, such as malignant melanoma, can look dark brown or black. Some birthmarks and hyperpigmentation can be brown. Melasma causes brown or grayish brown patches on the skin. Black Malignant melanoma presents as a dark-colored blemish. Blackheads may be surrounded by a halo of red or simply appear as black, raised dots. White Whiteheads and certain types of fungal infections appear as white blemishes. Pictures of blemishes Pictures of blemishes acne vulgaris 1. Acne vulgaris Acne occurs when there is expansion and blockage of a hair follicle or sebaceous gland followed by an immune response and inflammation of the skin. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/acne/acne-face/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/acne-face-2.jpg eczema 2. Papules from eczema Papules are small, raised skin lesions that are caused by a wide variety of condtions and may be solitary or multiple. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/dermatitis/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/at-derm4.jpg 3. Nodule from nodular acne Nodules are solid, raised lesions that are hard to the touch. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/acne/acne-face/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0Nzld/acne-face-10.jpg lentigo 4. Lentigo solaris Liver spots are harmless, darkened areas of skin caused by the buildup of melanin in sun-exposed areas such as the hands, arms, legs, or face. DermNet New Zealand Image source: drive.google.com/open?id=0B4FYpgS7Ia88RmZFVmhLY0lYNzg Pustules 5. Pustules from scabies infection Pustules are small, raised areas that are filled with dead white blood cells. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/arthropods/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/scabies.jpg Folliculitis 6. Folliculitis Folliculitis, or ingrown hair, occurs when a hair shaft grows down or sideways into the skin. This causes irritation, infection, blockage, or inflammation around the hair. Melasma 7. Melasma Melasma is a harmless, common, darkening of the skin that occurs due to the overproduction of melanin. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/colour/melasma/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0Nzld/3132.jpg 8. Melanoma Skin cancer is a type of tumor caused by uncontrolled proliferation of skin cells and includes multiple subtypes with unique characteristics. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/lesions/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/mel4.jpg 9. Ganglion cyst Cysts contain a fluid or semifluid material surrounded by a capsule. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/WatermarkedWyIzNDcyMCJd/ganglion-cyst-1.JPG 10. Scar Scarring is a normal part of routine wound repair, in which the body lays down fibrous collagen at the site of injury to close wounds. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/dermal-infiltrative/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/hypertrophic-scar3.jpg 11. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, which avoids detection by the body's immune system by becoming dormant and hiding inside nerve cells. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/viral/_resampled/FitWzUwMCwzNzBd/hsimpl1.jpg 12. Hyperpigmentation due to acanthosis nigricans Hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of the skin pigment melanin. DermNet New Zealand Image source: drive.google.com/open?id=0B3_KFAtwWLSlQ2piYmxReVFsZWM 13. Salmon patch birthmark Birthmarks are areas of discolored skin that are present at or just after birth. They can be permanent or fade away slowly over time. DermNet New Zealand Image source: dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/vascular/_resampled/FitWzY0MCw0ODBd/stork2.jpg NEWSLETTER How Many Different Kinds of Facial Blemishes Are There? Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN on June 27, 2018 — Written by Corey Whelan Types Causes Color guide Pictures Treatment Seeking medical help What are blemishes? A blemish is any type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin. Blemishes on the face may be unsightly and emotionally upsetting, but most are benign and not life-threatening. Some blemishes, however, can signal skin cancer. Seeking medical treatment or using at-home remedies may help reduce the appearance of blemishes. Read on to learn the different types of blemishes and how you can treat them. Types of blemishes “Blemish” is a broad term that refers to any type of skin mark. There are numerous types of blemishes. Acne Acne is a common condition. Acne can appear as: pimples blackheads whiteheads Acne is caused when sebum (oil), bacteria, or dirt clogs hair follicles. Acne can sometimes leave dark spots, pockmarks, or scarring on the skin. These are also types of blemishes. Hormonal changes are thought to play a role in the formation of acne. Stress may also make acne worse by increasing sebum production, although it’s not considered to be a root cause of this condition. Papules Papules are small skin lesions of varying types. They’re typically around 1 centimeter in diameter. They can range in color from pink and to brown. Pimples are sometimes referred to as papules. Papules can occur individually or in clusters and can be any shape. Examples of papules include: chickenpox rashes eczema dermatitis Psoriasis and shingles may also cause papules to form. Nodules Nodules are a collection of tissue. They’re hard to the touch larger than papules, usually 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter. Nodules can occur at any level of the skin. They can vary in color from flesh-toned to red. Skin tags and warts are examples of nodules. Age spots (liver spots) These small, dark spots can form on any area of the body that’s been exposed to the sun. They’re most common in people over 50, but they can also occur in younger people. Age spots are a type of hyperpigmentation. Pustules Pustules are fluid- or pus-filled bumps. Whiteheads and chickenpox blisters are types of pustules. Other conditions that might cause pustules to form include scabiesand rosacea, a common skin condition marked by blisters and visible blood vessels. Ingrown hair Hair removal techniques, such as tweezing, waxing, or shaving, can sometimes result in ingrown hairs. These are hairs that grow back into the skin and become trapped. This can cause a red bump to form. People with curly hair may be more susceptible to ingrown hairs than those with straight hair. Ingrown hairs can also turn into large, fluid-filled ingrown hair cysts. These can be red, yellow, or white in appearance. They may be uncomfortable or painful to the touch. Birthmarks Birthmarks typically occur either at birth or shortly afterward. They can range in appearance, size, shape, and color. Moles and port-wine stains are types of birthmarks that typically last for life. Other types, such as hemangiomas and salmon patches, tend to fade over time. Melasma Melasma is very common during pregnancy. It’s a skin condition identified by brownish patches. It can be brought about by sun exposure and hormonal changes. Skin cancer There are several types of skin cancers, including: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma malignant melanoma Skin cancers can range in appearance and in color. Some forms of skin cancer look like dark moles with irregular borders. Others look like yellow scabs or raised red bumps. Only your doctor can tell for sure if a blemish is skin cancer. Cysts There are several different types of cysts. They include: epidermoid cysts ganglion cysts sebaceous cysts Cysts are benign (noncancerous) sacs that contain a substance, such as fluid. They may appear as bumps of varying sizes on or under the skin. They’re often round. Scars Scarring of the skin occurs when the dermis layer becomes damaged. The dermis is the deep layer of skin where small blood vessels (capillaries), sweat glands, hair follicles, and nerve endings are located. Anything that causes the skin to open can lead to scarring, such as a wound or popped pimples. Cold sores The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causescold sores. They’re fluid-filled blisters which are found on or near the mouth. They may itch or cause a tingling sensation. When the blisters open and drain, a red or yellow scab forms until they heal. Hyperpigmentation An overproduction of melanin can cause uneven skin tone or dark patches. The causes of hyperpigmentation include: sun exposure acne scarring hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy What causes blemishes? Viruses Some blemishes, like cold sores, are caused by viruses, such as HSV-1. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox. Infections Certain types of skin infections can cause blemishes to erupt on the skin. These include malassezia folliculitis (fungal acne), an infection in the hair follicles. This condition is caused by an overgrowth of yeast and causes pustules to form. Genetics Acne may have a genetic link. Certain hereditary conditions can also cause blemishes to occur. These include: Darier disease. Wartlike blemishes form on the skin that are oily, smelly, and hard to the touch. Adult type 3 GM1 gangliosidosis. This is a rare, hereditary condition that causes noncancerous blemishes to form on the lower torso. Fabry disease. This is an inherited disorder that involves a gene mutation. Small groupings of dark, red spots are a symptom. Sun exposure Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays can cause skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of skin damage. Clogged pores An overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands can cause blemishes. Hormonal changes often trigger this overproduction, such as puberty. Excess oil can mingle with dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria. This results in pimples, pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads to form. Pores can become clogged from products, such as makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizers. Look for products labeled as noncomedogenic. These are designed to not clog pores. Hairstyling products can also clog pores if they get onto your face. Environmental toxins, such as dirt, car exhaust, and pollution, can sit on your skin, mingle with oil, and clog pores. You can also transfer dirt and bacteria onto your face by touching your face with your hands. Diet What you eat might have an impact on your skin. Food allergies and contact dermatitis can both cause skin irritation and bumps. Dairy products, such as skim milk, may cause acne in some people. Diets high in sugar and simple carbohydrates may also lead to blemishes. Medications Some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications may cause acne as a side effect. These include: corticosteroids androgenic steroids lithium antiseizure drugs Blemish color guide The color of your blemishes may provide clues as to their cause. Red Many types of blemishes appear red on the skin. These include: pimples pustules rosacea allergic reactions ingrown hairs cold sores Certain types of skin cancer can also look red in color. Brown Skin cancers, such as malignant melanoma, can look dark brown or black. Some birthmarks and hyperpigmentation can be brown. Melasma causes brown or grayish brown patches on the skin. How Many Different Kinds of Facial Blemishes Are There? Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN on June 27, 2018 — Written by Corey Whelan Types Causes Color guide Pictures Treatment Seeking medical help What are blemishes? A blemish is any type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin. Blemishes on the face may be unsightly and emotionally upsetting, but most are benign and not life-threatening. Some blemishes, however, can signal skin cancer. Seeking medical treatment or using at-home remedies may help reduce the appearance of blemishes. Read on to learn the different types of blemishes and how you can treat them. Types of blemishes “Blemish” is a broad term that refers to any type of skin mark. There are numerous types of blemishes. Acne Acne is a common condition. Acne can appear as: pimples blackheads whiteheads Acne is caused when sebum (oil), bacteria, or dirt clogs hair follicles. Acne can sometimes leave dark spots, pockmarks, or scarring on the skin. These are also types of blemishes. Hormonal changes are thought to play a role in the formation of acne. Stress may also make acne worse by increasing sebum production, although it’s not considered to be a root cause of this condition. Papules Papules are small skin lesions of varying types. They’re typically around 1 centimeter in diameter. They can range in color from pink and to brown. Pimples are sometimes referred to as papules. Papules can occur individually or in clusters and can be any shape. Examples of papules include: chickenpox rashes eczema dermatitis Psoriasis and shingles may also cause papules to form. Nodules Nodules are a collection of tissue. They’re hard to the touch larger than papules, usually 1 to 2 centimeters in diameter. Nodules can occur at any level of the skin. They can vary in color from flesh-toned to red. Skin tags and warts are examples of nodules. Age spots (liver spots) These small, dark spots can form on any area of the body that’s been exposed to the sun. They’re most common in people over 50, but they can also occur in younger people. Age spots are a type of hyperpigmentation. Pustules Pustules are fluid- or pus-filled bumps. Whiteheads and chickenpox blisters are types of pustules. Other conditions that might cause pustules to form include scabiesand rosacea, a common skin condition marked by blisters and visible blood vessels. Ingrown hair Hair removal techniques, such as tweezing, waxing, or shaving, can sometimes result in ingrown hairs. These are hairs that grow back into the skin and become trapped. This can cause a red bump to form. People with curly hair may be more susceptible to ingrown hairs than those with straight hair. Ingrown hairs can also turn into large, fluid-filled ingrown hair cysts. These can be red, yellow, or white in appearance. They may be uncomfortable or painful to the touch. Birthmarks Birthmarks typically occur either at birth or shortly afterward. They can range in appearance, size, shape, and color. Moles and port-wine stains are types of birthmarks that typically last for life. Other types, such as hemangiomas and salmon patches, tend to fade over time. Melasma Melasma is very common during pregnancy. It’s a skin condition identified by brownish patches. It can be brought about by sun exposure and hormonal changes. Skin cancer There are several types of skin cancers, including: basal cell carcinoma squamous cell carcinoma malignant melanoma Skin cancers can range in appearance and in color. Some forms of skin cancer look like dark moles with irregular borders. Others look like yellow scabs or raised red bumps. Only your doctor can tell for sure if a blemish is skin cancer. Cysts There are several different types of cysts. They include: epidermoid cysts ganglion cysts sebaceous cysts Cysts are benign (noncancerous) sacs that contain a substance, such as fluid. They may appear as bumps of varying sizes on or under the skin. They’re often round. Scars Scarring of the skin occurs when the dermis layer becomes damaged. The dermis is the deep layer of skin where small blood vessels (capillaries), sweat glands, hair follicles, and nerve endings are located. Anything that causes the skin to open can lead to scarring, such as a wound or popped pimples. Cold sores The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causescold sores. They’re fluid-filled blisters which are found on or near the mouth. They may itch or cause a tingling sensation. When the blisters open and drain, a red or yellow scab forms until they heal. Hyperpigmentation An overproduction of melanin can cause uneven skin tone or dark patches. The causes of hyperpigmentation include: sun exposure acne scarring hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy What causes blemishes? Viruses Some blemishes, like cold sores, are caused by viruses, such as HSV-1. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox. Infections Certain types of skin infections can cause blemishes to erupt on the skin. These include malassezia folliculitis (fungal acne), an infection in the hair follicles. This condition is caused by an overgrowth of yeast and causes pustules to form. Genetics Acne may have a genetic link. Certain hereditary conditions can also cause blemishes to occur. These include: Darier disease. Wartlike blemishes form on the skin that are oily, smelly, and hard to the touch. Adult type 3 GM1 gangliosidosis. This is a rare, hereditary condition that causes noncancerous blemishes to form on the lower torso. Fabry disease. This is an inherited disorder that involves a gene mutation. Small groupings of dark, red spots are a symptom. Sun exposure Overexposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays can cause skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of skin damage. Clogged pores An overproduction of oil by the sebaceous glands can cause blemishes. Hormonal changes often trigger this overproduction, such as puberty. Excess oil can mingle with dead skin cells, dirt, or bacteria. This results in pimples, pustules, blackheads, and whiteheads to form. Pores can become clogged from products, such as makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizers. Look for products labeled as noncomedogenic. These are designed to not clog pores. Hairstyling products can also clog pores if they get onto your face. Environmental toxins, such as dirt, car exhaust, and pollution, can sit on your skin, mingle with oil, and clog pores. You can also transfer dirt and bacteria onto your face by touching your face with your hands. Diet What you eat might have an impact on your skin. Food allergies and contact dermatitis can both cause skin irritation and bumps. Dairy products, such as skim milk, may cause acne in some people. Diets high in sugar and simple carbohydrates may also lead to blemishes. Medications Some prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications may cause acne as a side effect. These include: corticosteroids androgenic steroids lithium antiseizure drugs Blemish color guide The color of your blemishes may provide clues as to their cause. Red Many types of blemishes appear red on the skin. These include: pimples pustules rosacea allergic reactions ingrown hairs cold sores Certain types of skin cancer can also look red in color. Brown Skin cancers, such as malignant melanoma, can look dark brown or black. Some birthmarks and hyperpigmentation can be brown. Melasma causes brown or grayish brown patches on the skin. Black Malignant melanoma presents as a dark-colored blemish. Blackheads may be surrounded by a halo of red or simply appear as black, raised dots. White Whiteheads and certain types of fungal infections appear as white blemishes. Pictures of blemishes Pictures of blemishes VIEW GALLERY 13 How to treat blemishes Treatment should be determined by the cause of the blemish. If your blemish becomes worse with any particular treatment, stop using it and speak to your doctor. Acne medications There are many OTC products that can help reduce or eliminate pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. You may have to experiment with several before you find the best treatment for you. These include facial scrubs, astringents, and topical gels. If your acne doesn’t respond to OTC solutions, your doctor may prescribe oral antibiotics or topical medication. Salicylic acid Products containing salicylic acidcan help unclog pores. Hydrocortisone cream Topical creams can reduce allergic reactions and irritations. They may also be beneficial for alleviating ingrown hairs. If you’re treating ingrown hairs, make sure to stop using hair removal techniques during treatment. Sun protection Sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, and hats reduce your exposure to UVA and UVB rays. This can help protect your skin from additional damage. Dermatologic procedures for hyperpigmentation There are several procedures which can remove age spots. These include: microdermabrasion laser therapy chemical peels cryotherapy Creams for hyperpigmentation Prescription creams containing hydroquinone may help lighten age spots, acne scarring, and melasma. They work by slowing down the production of melanin. Healthy hygiene habits Regular cleansing of your face, body, and hair can help eliminate excess oil, dirt, and bacteria on the skin. But don’t overdo it. You can further irritate your skin with too much cleansing. Natural solutions Blemishes not caused by underlying medical conditions can be treated with home remedies. These can include: witch hazel aloe vera apple cider vinegar Experiment with diet Keeping a food diary can help you pinpoint any foods that might be causing you to break out. Try eliminating one food at a time for a few days. Eating foods high in vitamins C and E may help keep your skin healthy. When to see your doctor Blemishes can sometimes signal a serious condition that requires a visit to your healthcare provider. Blemishes can also lead to emotional upset, particularly if they become a chronic condition. It’s important to see your doctor for any blemish that: changes in size or color begins bleeding has irregular borders These may be signs of skin cancer. If your blemishes are caused by a virus, such as cold sores or chickenpox, a doctor can help speed recovery by providing or recommending treatment. Papules, nodules, and pustules can be painful signs of a skin infection. Your doctor may prescribe oral or topical antibiotics as well as other types of medications, such as topical retinoids. If you have blemishes caused by ingrown hairs that don’t respond to home treatment, your doctor may be able to clean the area, freeing the hair and eliminating the blemish.
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