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28 Sep 2006

purple spot after ingrown hair
Good afternoon Dr,

about 3 weeks ago i had an ingrown hair on the left side of my face. It tuned into a very sore problem and i used Acnidazil cream to treat the problem. It worked very well but now i have a bright purple spot on the place wher the infection was.!

Please would you be able to help?

Thanks Doc.
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skindoc

01 Jan 0001

Three weeks is a very short time in inflammation of the skin! Following inflammation of the skin blood vessels may remain wide open for some time giving a red or blue colour. Be patient I amcertain that normal colour will gradually return. Wait another month at least. No active treatment is necessary. Camouflage if you are desperate.
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