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    Red spots on legs
    sharapov posted:
    Hello!So I'm 16 years old and I have those red dots at the back of my legs , they are not itchy or irritating at all , and they didn't come from shaving for sure .I've heard that they might be "Hair Follicles" I don't know what's the right way to get rid of them (I prefer naturally) and even if I had to take meds I'll go for it but there is just one thing (I'l not living now in USA I might not find the same meds your gonna give me ) I'm looking for a positive quick reply and thank you !
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi sharapov,

    Have you had the spots looked at by your doctor or dermatologist? A medical professional is the best person to give a diagnosis after an in-person evaluation. He/She will hopefully be able to determine what is causing the spots and provide you with the proper treatment options.

    It is is possible that the red spots are due to folliculitis (an infection of the hair follicles). Here is some information on the symptoms, causes and treatments of folliculitis that you might want to compare to those you are experiencing.

    Best wishes,
    sharapov replied to atti_editor's response:
    Thanks for answering me and I just wanna add something .These sports turn on brown when I'm warming myself.And I've heard of some cream called "Laser" it's used to get rid of red spots and many people tried it and it worked .Unfortunately I can't find this cream where I live now and I guess it's only available in Egypt.Can you please describe some creams I can try ? Thank you.
    atti_editor replied to sharapov's response:
    Hi sharapov,

    I don't know of any creams that will eliminate your symptoms, but if what you are experiencing is folliculitis, this link will provide some treatment and prevention options.

    Best wishes,
    katellawellnesscenter responded:
    If that black spot doesn't not itchy or irritating then you don't need to worry a lot. But also you shouldn't ignore this problem. It is better for you to consult nearest doctor in locality to get the treatment at the right time.

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