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I have a discoloration on my cheek. What could it be and how do I cure it?

I have a discoloration on my cheek. What could it be and how do I cure it?

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

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I have some discoloration on my cheeks that resemble freckles. I have never hade freckles, what do you think it is?

I have some discoloration on my cheeks that resemble freckles.  I have never hade freckles,  what do you think it is?

Pigmentation: Freckles are usually caused by sun exposure--you may not get these until later in life. Other conditions can exacerbate formation of pigment including photosensitizing meds (certain oral antibiotics, birth control pills, hormones, diuretics, accutane), topical photosensitizers (retin-a, glycolic acid, levulan), procedures such as chemical acid peels, photodynamic therapy, resurfacing lasers. ...Read more

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I have a brownish redish discoloration between my butt cheeks. Is there anything i can do to make it go away?

Not really: This is not uncommon and probably normal for you. It is not an indicator of bad hygiene, just pigmented skin in this area. Some people have this area "bleached, " but i would be very careful about that. Be well! ...Read more

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What causes discoloration patches on my cheeks? They are lighter than my normal skin tone and quite distinguishable.

What causes discoloration patches on my cheeks? They are lighter than my normal skin tone and quite distinguishable.

You don't specify...: ...Your age. Pityriasis alba (literally "white spots") is common in children but unusual in adults. Tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast colonization, can occur on the face, and can create light spots. Vitiligo can occur on the face, but the patches are white, not merely lighter than surrounding skin. You really should have a dermatologist take a direct look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I treat pityriasis alba for my 8 year old? I am afraid he will be embarrassed in school. The discoloration is around his cheeks arm neck

See below: Treatment for this is generally use of mild topical steroids and frequent moisturizers to the areas to possibly accelerate the repigmentation process. Moisturizing very well during the winter months may help prevent summer recurrence. ...Read more

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I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks.  what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?

I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks.  what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?

Decrease chafing: There may be psoriasis, yeast or fungal infection. This will not be able to treated adequately with o/c creams. Mica tin cream o/c could help a yeast or fungal infection. This could be combined as tolerated with lac5 for gradual peeling of dark skin. Top layer should be diaper cream to separate skin to decrease friction. For prescription strength cream see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my cheek that has discoloration and itches badly.

I have a rash on my cheek that has discoloration and itches badly.

See dermatologist: Itchy rash on the cheek could be hallmark of several skin as well as systemic conditions. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a large brown stain that looks like a burn on my cheek. I've had it for 3+ days. What could it be?

Parotid bruise: One can see a pigment change coming from the parotid gland. That is a saliva gland under your cheek. It should be very carefully checked by your ENT doctor. The color can also be a skin growth and should be checked. ...Read more

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My 9m/old daughter was diagnosed w/ glaucoma and has a portwine stain on her left cheek. Can she get that removed now? Or does she need to be older?

My 9m/old daughter was diagnosed w/ glaucoma and has a portwine stain on her left cheek. Can she get that removed now? Or does she need to be older?

Portwine stain: Lasers have made the biggest impact on treatment, because they are the sole method of destroying the cutaneous capillaries without significant damage to the overlying skin. She is not to young to be treated with the laser. Pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Why do I have a soft spot on my butt it feels like a hole covered with skin? Tjeres no discolaration, just a spot on my left butt cheek that is soft..

Why do I have a soft spot on my butt it feels like a hole covered with skin? Tjeres no discolaration, just a spot on my left butt cheek that is soft..

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. However, what you described may just be a dimple in the fat in the butt. If there are no symptoms, you may let it be. If you are overweight exercise and weight loss may help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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3 blood stain like small spots inside the left cheek. Doesnt hurt. Could it be cancer?

3 blood stain like small spots inside the left cheek. Doesnt hurt. Could it be cancer?

Dark Spots: How long have the spots been there? If more than two weeks, have them evaluated. Lesions that have not resolved on their own within two weeks should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have slight discoloration of the penis head, last year i broke the thin bit of skin when my girlfriend jumped on my penis. It healed naturally tho.

I have slight discoloration of the penis head, last year i broke the thin bit of skin when my girlfriend jumped on my penis. It healed naturally tho.

Here are some ...: Try not overindulging in sex / masturbation if any; over-indulgence / obsession are the most common chronic killers of life, but least mentioned due to political correctness & commercialism. Note: The color of glans penis may discolor after sexual intercourse due to exposing to estrogen; that is normal. However, without a direct look, a gap to make more accurate Dx still exists. So, see Doc timely ...Read more

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I'm having a persistent burning around the underside of the head of my penis. For 5 or 6 days now. Also a discoloration on the underside of head.

I'm having a persistent burning around the underside of the head of my penis. For 5 or 6 days now. Also a discoloration on the underside of head.

Options: Without more history, it is difficult to say. However, two common reasons would be a sexually transmitted disease or some sort of mechanical trauma. A visit to the doctor can provide diagnosis of the first. The latter can be mitigated by ensuring there is no repeat trauma to the area before it has a chance to heal. ...Read more

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Bumps irritation redness and slight discoloration on penis head, help?

Balanitis: Balanitis is due to tiny amounts of urine under the foreskin. Wash it. Blot under the skin after passing urine. Castellani solution and Miconazole (clotrimazole) cream will help. Circumcision cures it and is easy to do. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?

Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?

Not related: Cysts on the scrotum are usually sebaceous meaning trapped sebum which is benign. If they get big, red or painful, you should get them lanced or excised. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

If it is soft,: mobile fluctuant or slightly dense, and does not hurt then it's most likely a lipoma. If you decide to have a healthcare professional look at it, that should confirm it. Of course there are other bad things that could cause a well defined lump on bone or under skin. Thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more

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Discoloration (gray/white) of penis head glands and inflammation/burning. some smegma at rim. Occasionally itchy, and virgin. What and how can I cure?

Discoloration (gray/white) of penis head glands and inflammation/burning. some smegma at rim. Occasionally itchy, and virgin. What and how can I cure?

Follow...: Most likely, your described scenario is long foreskin-related. There would be no cure but modification with gentle regular cleansing and drying without harsh soap of agent. If looking like being infected, apply anti-fungal cream with 1% hydrocortisone lightly daily after above care. If the bother persists, circumcision would be the choice of effective long-term care. Best... ...Read more

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Got wisdom teeth taken out. one side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head. ?

Got wisdom teeth taken out. one side there is discoloration. Black, red, purple&some green. other side seems fine. Jaw is on fire hurts to tilt head. ?

Discoloration/pain: You had surgery. There will be a healing curve. Not knowing how long ago the surgery was done, or how difficult the extractions were, the best advice I can offer you is: 1. Follow your specialist Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. 2. If you have any questions, or need post surgical support (and it sounds as if you do), call the Surgeon's office. ...Read more