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Birthmark Babys Skin
No: Most birthmarks are harmless, but you should point any that you find out to your baby's doctor at the next routine check up. Birth marks, despite the name, don't always show up right at birth. Many develop in the first few months. They can be red, blue, shades of brown, black, white, or yellow/orange. There are a few which may require seeing a specialist, usually a dermatolgist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23 I have had a strawberry birthmark since I was a baby, will it ever go away or what can I do about it, the skin is white?
Strawberry marks: are usually varieties of capillary hemangiomas. These vascular lesions are generally present at birth, enlarge for several months, then regress up until approximately two years of age. Persistence of these lesions beyond early childhood are sometimes addressed with laser or other treatments. A dermatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more
Depends..........: The answer depends upon the location of the birthmark. Strawberry birthmarks in the midline of the body almost all resolve by around 5 years of age. Birthmarks lateral to the midline may not completely resolve without some help (laser, intralesional steroid injection, beta-blockers).This should, of course, be discussed with your child's physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing specific: I find these occasionally.The importance depends on the type of birthmark. Some are benign and no treatment indicated.Some will be associated with other conditions that will be monitored.Some may be associated with conversion to a cancer in later life and can be removed easily at some point. ...Read more
I have a strawberry type birthmark on my head that is changing. It's browning in the middle and hardening on the edges. Should I worry?
Birthmarks do change: over time, but it needs to be seen by your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Not likely: Birthmarks are usually caused by increased or decreased pigmentation, or by increased blood vessel formation. It is highly unlikely that topical creams will be potent enough to completely remove a birthmark. Laser therapy is available for this purpose, and may be effective for certain types of beauty/birth marks, if removal is desired. ...Read more
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I have black dots on skin that are perfectly circular but they arent birthmarks it started with just about 3 now more appear over long periods of tim?
Black marks on penis head? Looks like someone wrote a line with a black marker on it. Birthmark? Noticed it just now. Im 28. No pain or itch.
Penile lesion: Penile melanotic macule is a well-defined, brown to black, flat patch on the penis of some men. Once developed the lesion usually remains unchanged in size and color. It can occasionally have an irregular edge and there may be a history of color change as well. ...Read more
I have a brown birthmark on my face, size of a coin. What is the best treatment to remove it or lighten it. I have brown skin?
See a : Dermatologist, for better management, can't really help you online, good luck ...Read more
My primary dr is going to remove a brown, flat birthmark from my heel.It's smaller than a dime. What exactly is the procedure for removing skin spots?
One of my strawberry birthmarks hurts (one top of head) scalp sunken in with mound around it that is painful. Alopecia is spreading. Clueless?
See dermatologist: Your strawberry mark may be infected and swollen. Consult your primary doctor .alopecia is different condition and its cause usually not known .Best is talk to dermatologist about your problem for alopecia if he has some suggestion to prevent spreading of alopecia . ...Read more
Small patch near wrist. relatively lighter than normal skin.Since I can remember. since grade 3. Now 20 years Has not grown.birthmark or vitiligo?
20 years: It seems there is no reason to worry about a small patch near your wrist. If the patch has changed, relax and enjoy life. If there is some concern feel free to send me a note. ...Read more
Vascular birthmark under eye for whole life. Recently it has started to feel like dry skin or rough and flakey. ?
May be regression:
Many vascular birth marks regress with age. Try using an emollient like Vaseline to hydrate the skin.
Wish you good health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I have brown skin and I have a dark brown cafe au lait birthmark on my forehead, can I use bleaching cream to remove it.
It won't go away: Make peace with it and be proud of who you are. Nobody is perfect after all. ...Read more
I have a patch of red skin on the back of my hand. It's similar to a birthmark, but it just showed up about 20 minutes ago. What is it?
Recently discovered a birthmark/mole looking spot on my vulva. Not sure how long it's been there. Irregular borders and a little darker than my skin?
Have it checked: Best to have it checked by a dermatologist. Dermatologists are trained to look at all skin, no matter where on the body it is. ...Read more