“This pimple looks …weird.”
Don’t call if… you get a little acne every once in a while.
Call if… if your skin is severely inflamed, if you have painful fluid-filled lumps, if your skin is always flushed, or your blemishes don’t respond to over the counter treatment within three months. These symptoms could indicate the beginning of Rosacea, a skin condition.
“All of a sudden, I’ve been noticing more spots on my skin.”
Don’t call if… you start getting dark, smooth freckles. These age spots are a natural sign of getting older.
Call if… a spot starts to tingle, itch, change size or color, or bleed. Some skin cancers, like melanoma, can look like age spots.