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Child Seeing White Spots
Tooth white spots:
Many things can cause white spots on the teeth. They can be a factor of nutrition, genetics, or an excess of Fluoride intake. Sometimes they develop from braces covering areas of the teeth and the natural development of the tooth in children.
For more severe discoloration, your doctor may recommend bonding. Of course, this is more expensive than other treatments. ...Read more
Can white spots on MRI be caused by past trauma, such as falling and hitting head as a child? (Spinal tap normal)
Motion artifact?: Any imaging test, especially an MRI, can have spots in them that are not a real abnormality, called motion artifact. Your radiologist should be able to tell if the spots are something real or not, because the dots can represent fluid collections as well. If some question exists about whether this is a real finding, you will need to repeat the study, sorry. Trauma can cause fluid collections... ...Read more
My 2 year old child has several tiny white spots on the tongue and all over the throat. What are they?
Possible "thrush": On the surface, it sounds like thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth. Yeast lives normally on body surfaces but multiplies in warm, moist areas. It's common in infants but less common in toddlers, so I suggest seeing his/her doctor to make sure that's what it is. Recent antibiotics recently it can make it more likely; there are other less common medical reasons; if it is yeast there is treatment. ...Read more
As a child I did get too much fluoride, leaving me with white spots on my teeth. Will whitening my teeth work? I don't drink tea, wine or coffee.
Fluorosis: Results of conventional whitening procedures have always been unpredictable, and in particular, successfully whitening teeth with fluorosis has historically been nearly impossible. Few dentists accept the challenge of such cases, realizing that attempts are typically futile and, in some cases, may create a more unacceptable appearance than the pre-treatment condition. ...Read more
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: You need to have a dilated retinal exam by an eye doctor, sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with cyrptic tonsills after seeing white spots on my tonsills now there gone I've been taking clindmaycin for 3 days what doesthatmean?
Tonsil stones: Masses of keratin (the internet is wrong about their composition) accumulate in some folks' tonsils. Most of us hack the smelly little "tonsilloliths" up without realizing it, but they can scrape around and invite bacteria into the injuries. If this is a nuisance, an ENT doctor with a laser can resurface them so they stop, or you can learn to remove them yourself (be careful). ...Read more
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
White Spots: First off: stop chewing. One of the worse habits that someone can do to themselves. White lesions associated with "dipping" is the first sign of cellular change which means cells are in a dysplastic stage meaning possible beginning stages of cancer. Of all cancers; oral cancer is the most debilitating due to the surgery needed to remove. Jeffrey r. Briney, d.D.S. ...Read more
Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. ...Read more
? white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on the inner lips, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, or on the tongue. It often is painful for the baby to feed and if nursing the infection can transfer to the breast. You should schedule a visit with your baby's doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Uncertain meaning: The white flecks in nails most often represent trauma of some sort It need not be major trauma but a banging of the nails as in strumming a guitar etc Sometimes a low magnesium level can cause this as well. Simply taking a good daily multivitamin may help this if it is an issue ...Read more
You may be low on BP: Or you're having some sort of headache aura but since I don't hear you saying anything about severe headaches I'll stick with the low BP. 1st, make sure you're TANKING UP ON FLUIDS. I suspect you're low cuz your Crohn's is causing a lot of diarrhea & loss of fluids. You need to replace at least as much water daily as you're losing. Next, bolster your salt intake to 2x what you normally take. ...Read more
I have glaucoma and I've recently been experiencing seeing little white spots after a hard cough. They last about 5 seconds, is glaucoma the reason?
Glaucoma usually causes painless vision loss over a long period of time & the visual field ceases to exist (like trying to see your hand from the back of your head).
You're describing 'flashes' due to irritation or excitement of your retina (the film in the camera of your eyes).
Although very common, some people have a risk of retinal detachment. See an ophthalmologist to have a dilated exam. ...Read more
See physician: It may be a number of things... Without seeing your baby it is hard to help. ...Read more
White on tongue: It could be milk, especially if a powdered formula is used. However if it does not scrape or wipe away with a wet cloth. Then it could be thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth. Look at her gums too and inner cheeks it can spread. The doctor will give you some yummy drops for her mouth to kill the fungus. ...Read more
I see white spots before my eyes during the day and when I close them at night. Is this normal? What could it be?
Various: Disorders may cause white spots on a baby's cerebellum. I am assuming you are referring to an MRI image. Leukodystrophies, post-viral syndromes, or metabolic disorders are some examples but you should speak with your pediatrician and may need a referral to a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Today I woke up with shortness of breath and seeing lots of white spots. Yesterday when I took my BP it was 149 over 103.
I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff
Very: Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Maybe...: ...Thrush typically comes on the inside of the cheek, edge (not top) of the tongue, and inside of the lips and gums. It also does not come off with gentle rubbing. If that's what you see, thrush is likely. Fortunately, it's usually easily treatable, and not dangerous except in children seriously ill to begin with. ...Read more