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Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

Dermatology pale lips with little white spots on the?

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

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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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

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 : 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

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Is hydroquinone products cause cancer? I have hyperpigmentation or age spot on my face. The dermatology gave me hydroquinon 4%.

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

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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?

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

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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

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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