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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

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Can you advise me if having birthmarks at the age of 16?

Dermatologist: as there is not really a question her and what type of birthmarks are you talking about,see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Can my baby’s birthmark be cancerous?

No: It is almost unheard of to have a malignant birthmarks. There are several kinds that need to be followed and possibly removed at a later date due to malignant potential in adulthood. ...Read more

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Could birthmarks appear from puberty?

Confusing question: Birthmark is a term applied to a variety of skin surface findings that are usually present at birth or within the first month or so. New patches/ growths/ spots that arise during puberty would not be considered birthmarks. ...Read more

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What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

What exactly are tiny red birthmarks?

Tiny hemangiomas: I think you are probably asking about something that is often referred to as a hemangioma of infancy. These are benign collections of blood vessels cells that usually disappear on their own. They typically appear during the first weeks of life and resolve by age 10. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could birthmarks become cancerous?

Please tell me, could birthmarks become cancerous?

Some do, most don't: Certain birth marks have no potential for later conversion to a malignancy.Some are well known for the possibility. To tell the difference, an evaluation by your doc can sort this out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a birthmark?

Lots of ways: It really depends on what kind of "birthmark" you have. Surgery, laser, occasionally topical medicines and others are all possible options. You should have someone take a look to help you decide what may be best for you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of birthmarks?

Depends: For some there are treatments, others you leave alone. Ask your regular doc at your next encounter and they can advise you based on the findings of an exam. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of birthmarks?

How can you get rid of birthmarks?

Depends: There are many ways, depending on the birthmark. A pigmented birthmark without vascular involvement might be able to be treated with certain types of laser. A small birthmark could be removed with a minor surgery. Vascular birthmarks can sometimes be treated with laser, surgery, and/or sclerotherapy. Going to a center that specializes in birthmark treatment is the way to go. ...Read more

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