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Hi, I have a black dot on my neck and it is red all around it almost looks like a rash, what could it be?

Hi, I have a black dot on my neck and it is red all around it almost looks like a rash, what could it be?

Skin Lesion: The differential diagnosis is very broad for a pigmented lesion (rarely, vascular lesions can appear pigmented as can some acute processes like infection or arthropod assault (bites)). Without more history about timing, etc., little can be said with certainty. Briefly: for an old melanocytic nevus (mole) that is changing doctors worry about malignant transformation (melanoma) and would biopsy it. ...Read more

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One really small black dot in the back of the neck. Take it off by squeezing, and it dissapear, but then it appears after a month. What could it be?

One really small black dot in the back of the neck. Take it off by squeezing, and it dissapear, but then it appears after a month. What could it be?

A blackhead?: Hopefully a dermatologist will also reply, but till then: it might be a blackhead which I believe is not a major problem unless it becomes infected from too much irritation and dirt getting into it. Pores that are larger than normal collect debris and appear darker than others. Gentle cleansing and then an astringent used in moderation may slowly tighten up the pore so it stops collecting dirt. ...Read more

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A weird black dot popped on the back of my neck & it's hurt alil. Looks like a black mole or bump?

A weird black dot popped on the back of my neck & it's hurt alil. Looks like a black mole or bump?

Bump: Moles typically are not painful. You may have a cyst or clogged pore. I would see a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Raised 4mm mole on my neck got dry and flacky this week. Small black dot occured, I think blood clot. Last skin check by derm was one month ago. Melanoma?

Raised 4mm mole on my neck got dry and flacky this week. Small black dot occured, I think blood clot. Last skin check by derm was one month ago. Melanoma?

Likely not.: It is unlikely that any significant change occurred in your skin lesion within one month since the last examination by a dermatologist; nevertheless, anything is possible. It is always wise to have all pigmented lesions evaluated regularly by a dermatologist; if there are changes, a visit or phone call also gives you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with the dermatologist who knows you. ...Read more

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Hello, I noticed my throat feeling a little scratchy today and I looked and there was a tiny black dot near my left tonsil. Any ideas? Worried!

Hello, I noticed my throat feeling a little scratchy today and I looked and there was a tiny black dot near my left tonsil. Any ideas? Worried!

Need an examination: It will be impossible to assess your problem without looking at your throat. Please go see a clinician for an examination to get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. No need to worry, just make an appointment.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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I hav got black spot in my face. Hand and neck. I mean sun exposed areas. I think its melanosis. Wat should I do?

I hav got black spot in my face. Hand and neck. I mean sun exposed areas. I think its melanosis. Wat should I do?

Use sun screen: If the lesions are due to exposure to sun, these should be amenable to fading if you use sun screen. A wide brimmed hat and sun screen lotion on the hands and neck would be worth a try. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black spot at back of throat. Is this normal?

I'm seeing black spot at back of throat. Is this normal?

No: The black spot at back of throat is normal. Black and white spots oral mucous should be checked out by ent. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my right tonsil and in the middle is a black spot, my throat hurts. What could it be?

I have a white spot on my right tonsil and in the middle is a black spot, my throat hurts. What could it be?

White spot on tonsil: At your age, this could indicate pus in response to an infection. Both viral and bacterial infections can cause this, but the common concern is for strep throat. If you are also experiencing fevers, tender glands in the neck, or a LACK OF cough, than strep throat is more likely. This would require an antibiotic to prevent complications.
Could also be a tonsil stone, typically not painful though ...Read more

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I have a dark/ almost black spot on my tonsillar arch in the back of my throat. It doesn't really hurt but is irritating. What could it be?

I have a dark/ almost black spot on my tonsillar arch in the back of my throat. It doesn't really hurt but is irritating. What could it be?

Check it out: You should see a dentist or your primary care doctor. Melanomas which are tumors can appear anywhere in the body. This may be benign but only a clinician can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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I have dry crusty nose and sinuses and a dry scratchy throat. My throat is red but there is a black spot in the back of my throat behind my tonsils an?

Get in to see a Dr.: Infections are either viral related and/or bacterial in nature. You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam and determine what best course of treatment is right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cold since sept. 2012. Been on three sep. Visits. Still have it. Sore throat and ear pain started 2 weeks ago. Now have black spot on soft palate.

Cold since sept. 2012. Been on three sep. Visits. Still have it. Sore throat and ear pain started 2 weeks ago. Now have black spot on soft palate.

Cough: Have you been coughing tons? I will defer your ongoing upper respiratory query to the ent's but have heard of MRSA or other mean bugs not responding to traditional treatment. The black spot can be a hematoma (blood blister) from coughing violently or may be a clue to the etiology. I think second and third opinions would be useful to you now. Please seek out sinus or infectious disease doctors. ...Read more

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Bug bites that have little black dot in center, what is this?

It most likey means: That there is dead tissue. Since the size is very tiny, should not be concerning, it could easily be debrided ...Read more

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I noticed a very small black dot on my tounge please any help?

I noticed a very small black dot on my tounge please any help?

Unusual: Black dots on a tongue are somewhat unusual. It could be anything- small blood clot, staining, poppy seed or something else. Try using a tongue scraper from your local pharmacy to see if you can remove it easily. Otherwise, you can wait and see if it goes away within two weeks or consult with a dentist for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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If you have a black dot come up on your skin, what does it mean?

Can't say - this: Warrants medical evaluation. Encourage you to see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause and cure of visual snow and a black dot in my vision?

What is the cause and cure of visual snow and a black dot in my vision?

Exam: You need to pursue a full exam with an ophthalmologist if you have scotomas or scintillating scotomas and any area of visual defect or total loss of vision in one eye that is persistent then you should be seen emergently for a full medical history and physical exam including a comprehensive eye exam by a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the small dot like black spot I sometimes see only when I blink?

What are the small dot like black spot I sometimes see only when I blink?

Eye Floaters: The black spots are actually more commonly referred to as floaters and have the tendency to float around in and out of the field of vision. Sufferers can get this in one eye or both and it is especially noticeable in areas of bright sunshine or lightly colored frames. No treatment is necessary for this condition which is considered a normal variant. ...Read more

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My husband has a spot with a black dot on it when we squeeze it lots of yuck comes out of it! Can u help plz?

My husband has a spot with a black dot on it when we squeeze it lots of yuck comes out of it! Can u help plz?

Sebaceous cyst...: ...is most likely. Think of it as a giant blackhead. Sometimes sebeceous cysts can become infected, like when a blackhead becomes a pimple. Whether this needs medical attention depends on size, location, and whether it gets infected from time to time (red, sore, pus drainage). If uncertain, your husband should see his GP. No hurry if not currently red, sore, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very small, flat freckle near my waistline with an even smaller black dot in the middle. Should I be concerned?

I have a very small, flat freckle near my waistline with an even smaller black dot in the middle. Should I be concerned?

Freckle: Difficult to say since I don't know how long that black dot in middle has existed. Have your physician take a look. Usually - as long as there are no changes to any borders then usually not much concern. However a trained provider must do a skin exam to determine if there another condition present. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a friend who got bit by some type of bug and there is red around the bite and a black dot in the middle of the bite and its hot to the touch?

I have a friend who got bit by some type of bug and there is red around the bite and a black dot in the middle of the bite and its hot to the touch?

Staph Infection: Your friend has the very dangerous MRSA. This staph infection can turn deadly and must be appropriately treated by surgery and or antibiotics. They must see their doctor urgently! ...Read more