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Dr. Karen Dantin Dr. Dantin
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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What can I do for white spots on black skin?

What can I do for white spots on black skin?

Will depend : See your pop or dermatologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Tiny black bugs white spots in kitchen window & counter top?

Dr Pest Control: Most likely benign, but need better description. Call a pest control company. ...Read more

Dr. John Calvert Dr. Calvert
Dentistry
32 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan Dr. Doan
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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What does it mean when the white spots from tonsillitis starts to turn black after starting an antibiotic regimen?

What does it mean when the white spots from tonsillitis starts to turn black after starting an antibiotic regimen?

The infection is: likely responding to the antibiotics and the pus is turning color. Necrotic tissue can also give the darker/ blackish appearance which would indicate failure of therapy with antibiotics. Rely on other signs (i.e. worsening pain, worsening fever, weakness, increased phlegm or shortness of breath, etc.) to give you an idea if things are better or worse. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Help! 6 year old ate canned black beans left open 2 weeks in fridge. No white spots on them but they didn't smell good. Likelihood he'll get sick??

Help! 6 year old ate canned black beans left open 2 weeks in fridge. No white spots on them but they didn't smell good.  Likelihood he'll get sick??

Time will tell: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. Pending symptoms depend on how much of the beans your child ate, tolerance to bean products, & if spoiled. ...Read more

Dr. Geraldine Goertzen Dr. Goertzen
Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Can oral thrush in infants be black spots instead of white spots?

Thrush is white: Thrush is white. Black discoloration of the mouth can happen. It is usually temporary and harmless. However, it is impossible for any doctor to day what is causing it without seeing it. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My daughter has white spots on her sidse an some on her tummy...They glow in the black light....An the doctors don't know what it is....?

My daughter has white spots on her sidse an some on her tummy...They glow in the black light....An the doctors don't know what it is....?

Possibly Fungus: Tinea versicolor which is a fungal infection as well as others often can glow with black light. Your doctor or you might want to try an antifungal cream and see if that works. Or even better get a KOH scrape of the spots to see if this really is fungus. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Black spots, white spots, and lumps in my mouth. Not sure what it is. I've been smoking for roughly 4-5 years. ?

Black spots, white spots, and lumps in my mouth. Not sure what it is. I've been smoking for roughly 4-5 years.
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Suspicious spots?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the spots and lump in your mouth examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. In the meantime, quit smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Aniket Saha Dr. Saha
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
10 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Dr. Cornelius Dooley Dr. Dooley
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
National University of Ireland University College at Dublin
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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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White spots on black skin: on the shins, thighs, arms & stomach; what's the cause & what should I do? Help please!

White spots on black skin: on the shins, thighs, arms & stomach; what's the cause & what should I do? Help please!

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. The only way to tell for sure is to scrape the skin and look for hyphae under the microscope. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso Dr. Accurso
Radiology
25 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I have white spots. What is the best cure?

I have white spots. What is the best cure?

Where? what? etc.: You didn't mention where you have them? What size? How many? For how long? Any other symptoms, either locally or the rest of your body. There is not enough information to even try to answer so general a question. Why don't you repost your question with more information. ...Read more

Dr. Mila McManus Dr. McManus
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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What dies it mean if I am seeing white spots?

What dies it mean if I am seeing white spots?

Get eyes checked: Get eyes checked to look for retinal issues. Might also be blood pressure dropping. Perhaps a non painful type of ocular migraine. ...Read more

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang Dr. Chuang
Dermatology
46 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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What is it when you have white spots on ur back?

What is it when you have white spots on ur back?

Tinea Versicolor: Most likely it's tinea versicolor, a fungal infection blocking uv light and turning skin color of the lesion site into "white". ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

What does it mean to have white spots on your back?

Different things: Hypopigmentation can be caused by different things - like- vitiligo- which is an autoimmune condition, or could be infection like pityriasis multiforme--etc. Do you have any symptoms- like itchiness?. Go to see dermatologist to get checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Balshi Dr. Balshi
Dermatology
18 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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What are the white spots on my body that come and go?

What are the white spots on my body that come and go?

Yeast: If they are located on the back, chest or neck, there is a possibility that they are a yeast called tinea versicolor. Sometimes the shampoo selum blue can help clear them. ...Read more

Dr. Azhar Salahuddin Dr. Salahuddin
Ophthalmology
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

What does it mean when you see white spots in your vision?

Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and resolve completely, it may be an ocular migraine (often linked to stress or poor sleep). If you're seeing flashing lights in one eye, see your eye doc asap to check for retinal tears. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are white spots that acure on your body? How can you remove them?

What are white spots that acure on your body? How can you remove them?

You cant: Keep surrounding skin lighter by sun avoidance. Vitiligo is more or less untreatable- its what michael jackson had. Tinea versicolor is a fungus that makes its own sunscreen & can be controlled w anti fungals or by washing w dandruff shampoof. If so, eventually evens out on its own esp if you keep the sun off... ...Read more

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