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what if my baby has brown spots on his body

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be fol ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
31 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your doctor: Light brown discoloration of the skin is very common. These may be "cafe au lait" birthmarks. These are usually normal, but depending on the size, num ... Read More
Dr. Oluwatobi Amosun
Specializes in Pediatrics
Maybe: If there are only one or two light brown (cafe au lait) spots, this can be normal. However, more than 5 such spots could be an indicator of a genetic ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Brown spots: Rather than guessing - encourage you to be evaluated by a physician or dermatologist. Recommend head to toe skin evaluation by a dermatologist annuall ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate the eruption. I'm not aware of henoch-schonlein purpura, which is a vasculitis ,lasting that long or cau ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeremy Gitomer
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Usually not: There is a condition called neurofibromatosis associated with cafe au lait spots. These spots are large, more than 1 cm in diameter, flat, painless, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need too see it: Skin lessions are best diagnosed by seeing them. Location, distribution and color are important. You need to see a family medicine doctor or a derma ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Cabot
21 years experience Family Medicine
Genetics referral: You should ask your pediatrician for a referral to a specialist for kids with chromosome abnormalities. I'm sure your pediatrician was planning to do ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably benign: As we age we often develop itchy, scaly, brown spots in areas of friction and past sun exposure. If we scratch them, the brown can come off and the sp ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Café au lait spot?: Café au lait is french for "coffee with milk" and refers to their light-brown color. I can't be sure what you have--just a guess. Having multiple--6 o ... Read More

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