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Doctor insights on: Birthmark Sun Protection

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Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Does my baby’s raised birthmark need sun protection?

Yes: Yes, all skin requires sun protection if your child is going to be outside for any extended periods. ...Read more

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Birthmark (Definition)

A birthmark is an unusual mark or blemish anywhere on the skin ...Read more


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Can you shave a birthmark?

Can you shave a birthmark?

Shaving birthmark: Caution is needed, to avoid bleed or injury. Let your doctor examine & give better suggestions. ...Read more

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How to remove white birthmarks?

Unlikely to happen: White birthmarks generally reflect an absence or decreased production of pigment in the patch of skin involved.This cannot be reversed. In theory you could transplant a full thickness graft of your skin to cover the area, but it would never look "normal" and would have some visible demarcation at the edges that would call attention to the patch.Most would use a cover makeup for prominent areas. ...Read more

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Do all birthmarks stay forever?

Depends: Some birthmarks, especially those relate to malformations of blood vessels often disappear with the growth of the child. Others may persist and get larger with the growth of the child. ...Read more

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Can i remove birthmarks on my own?

Can i remove birthmarks on my own?

Not advised!: Leave this to your doctor. Furthermore, if it were to be cancerous, you would be doing yourself a big disservice. ...Read more

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What do you need to do about a birthmark?

Discuss with PCP: Some birthmarks are amenable to laser or other treatment modalities. Some are better left alone. A discussion with your pcp or evaluation by a dermatologist should give more specific guidance for your situation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a birthmark down there?

Hard to say: Birthmarks are usually only important to those who are self conscious about them. If it is in a private area, it would only be something known to you or intimate contacts. If it bothers you, a cosmetic dermatologist could examine the mark and give you treatment options if you desire. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: birthmarks?

What is the definition or description of: birthmarks?

Birthmark: Certain skin marks suggesting pigment or blood vessel malformation (hamartoma) noted at birth or in immediate neonatal period. They are benign. ...Read more