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Birthmark (Definition)

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


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Easy way to get rid of my cafe au lait birthmark?

Easy way to get rid of my cafe au lait birthmark?

Need evaluation: You need to discuss with your doctor any family history of inherited disorders as cafe au lait birthmarks may be a marker of neurofibromatosis. ...Read more

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My 1 week old daughter have cafe au lait birthmark in her cheek. Is there any concealer i can use for baby to lighten the color? Thank you

My 1 week old daughter have cafe au lait birthmark in her cheek. Is there any concealer i can use for baby to lighten the color? Thank you

Cafe-au-Lait Spots:: Characterized by increased # of melanin pigment on skin giving a tan/light brown in white, dark brown in black children. Approx. 10% of children have these spots, 1-3 cafe-au-lait spots are common/normal. If large, needs further eval to rule out other association. Better not to use color fading agent/cream at her age. If too much concern about the color, talk to her pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my cafe-au-lait birthmark from my nose which small and oval in shape?

How can I get rid of my cafe-au-lait birthmark from my nose which small and oval in shape?

May be: Multiple cafe-au-lait birth marks are usually associated with nf1 and can be any where on the body and if so associated conditiones need to be treated. The treatment of these macules can be managed by lasers such as pdl, er:yag, qs nd:yag, qsrl, and qsalclearance. Over 50% may have total clearance and the other half may develop, partial response, recurrence and patchy pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have a cafe-au-lait birthmark on my nose .How can I get rid of it?

I have a cafe-au-lait birthmark on my nose .How can I get rid of   it?

The face is: A delicate area.Most anything that is concerning on the face are usually handled by plastic surgeons. Dermatologist can too. Please consult either one and they will explain the procedure. ...Read more

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I have a cafe-au-lait birthmark on my stomach that is rather huge and edgy in apperance, I've read about nh1, is that a risk? I've yet showed a derm

I have a cafe-au-lait birthmark on my stomach that is rather huge and edgy in apperance, I've read about nh1, is that a risk? I've yet showed a derm

Doubt it: Not all brown pigment patches are cafe au lait spots, and it it were, a single patch would not meet criteria for NF1. If your internet searches have triggered some stress, you need to have your doc look at it.Some will know what you are dealing with or will know which consultant derm is available locally. ...Read more

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How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

How to remove cafe au lait birthmark for new born baby? Its light brown color in her cheek. Is there any home remedy or treatment to lighten the color

Treatment worse: The only treatment that would remove the mark would be surgical removal of the skin involved. If done, a significant scarring would result. Use of simple concealers would be adequate if this bothers her growing up.By that time some less invasive treatment might be available. ...Read more

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I have a fairly gigantic cafe au lait birthmark on my stomach and my mom doesn't recall it always being there. Nf1? Normal? I have an appointment set

I have a fairly gigantic cafe au lait birthmark on my stomach and my mom doesn't recall it always being there. Nf1? Normal? I have an appointment set

Cafe au lait spot: Enjoy reading up on these. This simply isn't the presentation of neurofibromatosis (smooth bordered ones, especially around the armpits) or McCune-Albright (rough-bordered ones) if you're been in good health these 19 years. They may darken around puberty, and if this is actually a Becker nevus the presentation in adolescence would be classic. You / partner may decide you like the mark. Best wishes ...Read more