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Dermatology White Spot On Lip
Fordyce spots: What you describe are known as Fordyce spots. These are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. They are present in 80-95% of adults. They are generally harmless and do not require any treatment. If it is cosmetic concern then see a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
4 y/o with bald spot on back of head. Scalp seems normal no itching at all but getting bigger. Causes? Pediatrician or Dermatology visit in order?
Bald spot: Many possible causes including simply being on his/her back too much. I would advise seeing the baby's pediatrician first, they should be able to determine the cause and generally you should be able to see your pediatrician a lot sooner than a dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more
Is hydroquinone products cause cancer? I have hyperpigmentation or age spot on my face. The dermatology gave me hydroquinon 4%.
According: According to my cursory review of google sites, studies in rodents show "some evidence" that hydroxyquinone may act as a carcinogen, although its cancer causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. On one legal website, they claim it has been linked to acute myelogenous leukemia (it is a break-down product of benzene). It apparently has been banned in the uk and several other countries, but available otc in 2% concentration, and by prescription for 4% in the U.S. It is my impression that there isn't enough solid scientific data in humans to prove cause and effect, but there is some concern over an association of risk. Have your prescribing physician discuss these concerns with you. ...Read more
You should be able: To look at home to make sure the nits/lice are gone. If you're not sure, then call your own doctor (if for your child, their pediatrician). If you're a teacher, or if this is for your child, the school nurse can help. There are also professional "nitpickers" who just deal with lice and getting rid of lice. A dermatologist is not necessary for this. ...Read more
I have dark spots after acne. How can I treat this? I haved tried almost everything n I have been to the dermatology in wilson but no help
Does crawling, itching and tingling sensation over head and body can be related some how to dermatology problem or allergy issue? What kind?
Yes: Products containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, salicylic acid all help. Some products are neutrogena t-sal, neutrogena t-gel, selsun blue, Nizoral shampoo, dhs shampoo, keralyt. Stronger prescription shampoos require seeing doctor (ie: topical steroid shampoos, urea shampoo). ...Read more
What can I do so my dark spots go away I have a dark line in the side of my eyes one in each one and two spots in my chin I the dermatology subscribe hydroquinone 6% salicylic acid 2% it takes some out but the dark spots are still there
I suggest you go back to see your dermatologist. You may need a higher dose of the medication, or a change in medication. In addition it's not a bad idea to see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for the dark lines in your sclera (white part of eye). There may be other options like laser therapy that may be helpful.
Good luck. ...Read more
Dermatology test symptoms itchy red lesions with small black spots in ears an scalp face little hair loss, normal blood and urine. No ANA test SLE?
Skin scrapings: Did your doctor do skin scrapings? Go back for diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more
DMD sent me to derm. No idea so did biopsy on white spot on lip/buccal mucosa. 'May be lichen planus'. Is this precancer? No other spots. How treat?
Increased Risk: Especially if lichen plan is in the erosive form. You should visit your dentist regularly to ensure that your teeth and gums remain in good condition, and that any ulcers are examined. ...Read more
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many conditions: There are many possibilities. It could be a venous lake. It could be colored from nearby fillings. It could be a pigmented lesion such as a mole. Always have to consider melanoma. If it's been there a long time without changing, it's very likely a benign process. If it is new, growing, bleeding, or painful, it needs to be evaluated quickly. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Stop Biting: The tissues of the oral cavity can rapidly recover from minor trauma. If you can stop biting your lip and avoid any additional trauma or insult to the affected area, it may recover. If the area persists, or becomes hard, crusty appearing or bleeds readily, have your dentist examine the area to see if any treatment may be indicated. ...Read more
? Herpes oralis: It could be a herpetic lesion, though without it being seen, cannot tell. If is, your doctor can order medication to abort it. ...Read more
Precise diagnosis: Will require a picture/seeing it. A range of conditions include cold sore/herpes simplex, canker sore, even lip cancer. It could simply be blood vessel swelling from an unrecognized trauma. You can watch and see what happens for a few days, keep it moisturized, but if persists 7-10 days, consider a visit to your Doctor/Dermatologist of sending a picture consult to HealthTap. ...Read more
See your doctor: Need more history such as are you a smoker. How long have the lesions been there? Any changes in size or shape? See your doctor ...Read more
I have could it be a dark spot on the inside of my vaginia lip what its sensitive but I can't get it off
Is this new or has it been there for a long time? Does it hurt or itch? These are all important questions that need to be answered. You may be dealing with a mole or a genital wart. It is hard to say without seeing it or having more information. My advice is for you to see a doctor for a medical evaluation. Lastly, please don't try to remove it; you could cause injury to the tissue, and possibly an infection.
Good luck. ...Read more
My hubby has a round dry spot on his bottom lip line. Not red or bothersome. Been there 2weeks what can it be.
Skin check: Is needed. No way to guess without a picture. ...Read more
27years old, light smoker had white spot on the lower lip and feels liked light tingling sensation please help. Thanks?
See a dentist ASAP: They have combined expertise in histopathologic diagnosis, clinical diagnosis and treatment of the tongue problems. Fortunately, the majority of lip problems are not serious and most can be resolved quickly, however, any white spots on lips require medical attention as it could be due to a more serious condition. ...Read more
Hello I have been having a problem with a white spot above my lip it is dry and flaky and sometimes it itch. Thank you?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
So...In the right corner of my lips there is a darkened spot a discoloration. What is it? Is it harmful? Is it sunburned?
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more