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Yesterday I think I was picking at my skin which I felt had…

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Hi ***** think I was picking at my skin which I felt had a bump and tried to tweeze out a thick hair coming out of this spot. But I ended up noticing this area turned like brown, it’s not a pimple so I think i might’ve irritated this spot because it hurts and burns like a burn mark... idk what I did exactly but it looks unsightly and I hope it goes away. What should I do?? I put mederma on it , but it burns... so idk what exactly I did... did I just pick off my skin or just irritate it? Please help?
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

Was that there before yesterday?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No lol I started picking my skin yesterday
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I had a big like pimple in this area when I was little and there was a scar there but yesterday I felt a bump like the pimple was coming back so I started picking at it
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Please don’t tell me it’s anything bad, it feels like I burned it or irritated it honestly
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
My skin is really sensitive
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

Nothing at all bad--no cancer or anything like that

It's just some inflammation from the picking and not an infection

For now you can use a moisturizer like Eucerin twice a day and it should clear in a few days

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can I use mederma ??
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

That's fine

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
is this a scar ?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Will it eventually go away?
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

No it's not a scar and it will go away completely in a very short time--no need to worry

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
If it’s not a scar what is it
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

As I said it's just some irritation of the skin there--but definitely not a scar

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ummm okay, hope it goes away
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 3 months ago

I promise you it will

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