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Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more

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Red, dime size painful spot on back of hairline after barbershop visit. Smooth, no head. Is it MSRA or regular boil? Any way to tell or treat?

Red, dime size painful spot on back of hairline after barbershop visit. Smooth, no head. Is it MSRA or regular boil? Any way to tell or treat?

Unclear : You seem to be describing an abscess or boil. This occuru with or without a trip to the barber shop. MRSA remains a possibility in the current clinical setting. Generally very warm compresses used frequently are the first line of treatment. You may use a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, with limited benefit depending on the depth of the infection See a doctor soon if it does not improve. ...Read more

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31yr old female healthy no other symptoms hard little knot on mastoid bone behing ear on bone right at hair line for coulpe weeks what is it?

31yr old female healthy no other symptoms hard little knot on mastoid bone behing ear on bone right at hair line for coulpe weeks what is it?

Mastoid Swelling: Hello, the swelling you are describing behind your ear is most probably a benign lymph node. They are very close to the skin surface. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor for confirmation. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?

Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?

Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more

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Used retin a (tretinoin) on penis head, skin got burned but now healed. Noticing small dark spots on penis head. How to cure this Please help!!

Used retin a (tretinoin) on penis head, skin got burned but now healed. Noticing small dark spots on penis head. How to cure this Please help!!

See below: Not unusual to have either residual hypo- or hyperpigmenation of the penis (shaft or glans) after treatment or resolution of any type of infection, inflammation, or irritation. Such pigmentation tends to return toward normal with time (months to years). Trying to normalize these areas with various topicals sometimes delay rather than enhances the process. Recommend see a dermatologist if concerned ...Read more

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I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

Hematoma: It may take months for the hematoma to be absorbed depending on its size. In fact if it lasts long enough it may begin to calcify ...Read more

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Had ringworm used prescription meds now the small spot on my jaw covers whole side of face an no longer looks like ringworm any ideas?

Had ringworm used prescription meds now the small spot on my jaw covers whole side of face an no longer looks like ringworm any ideas?

Inflammation of Face: Presuming the ringworm has been treated. The residual redness can be due to an irritant or allergic reaction from the topical medication you used to treat the ringworm or residual inflammation from the ringworm itself. The treatment would be a prescription cortisone like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Another possibility is that the ringworm has spread because the medication not effective. ...Read more

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My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

Speak with Peds Dr: He/She will be able to direct your concerns and options for treatment for your child. ...Read more

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A 1 month old baby girl represent allergy on the cheeks, forehead (plus yellow scales on forehead) and few on the chest and. What would be cause ?

A 1 month old baby girl represent allergy on the cheeks, forehead (plus yellow scales on forehead) and few on the chest and. What would be cause ?

Sounds like: Baby "acne" or baby rash. Wash with warm water and wash cloth. One interesting thing I have learned from chinese medicine is that 95% of all childhood problems under the age of 5 are digestive in nature. Cow milk based formulas can contribute to this. Milk in moms diet if breast feeding. Adding probiotics can help as can seeing a trained chinese medicine practitioner. ...Read more

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Bump on tongue since 3 months. What's it? And treatment options please? Color is same as the tongue and a bit white on the tip. It's painless.

Bump on tongue since 3 months. What's it? And treatment options please? Color is same as the tongue and a bit white on the tip. It's painless.

See doctor: Seems you have had this lesion for a while. Has it changed in size or shape at all. Need to give a good history. Do you smoke? Best to see your doctor. You may need a biopsy ...Read more

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Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Keep an eye: Simple bumps and bruises (fortunately) usually don't cause significant problems--especially if there was no loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging.  Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements ? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more

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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had laser treatment for a dark/age spot on my nose yesterday. Its very red/bruised w a small blister bump in the middle. Normal? Treatment?

Had laser treatment for a dark/age spot on my nose yesterday. Its very red/bruised w a small blister bump in the middle. Normal? Treatment?

Yes: The laser is directed and highly concentrated light that causes a thermal burn in some cases but if the area does not appear to be healing given the post-laser care advised , then call the healthcare provider that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

Normal or not ?: Studies in the late 80's documented 2-4% of normal infants retain a detectable soft spot at 24mo. Persistence of this feature is common to medical conditions like hypothyroidism & a variety of named syndromes. If your child is growing & developing well, i see no need to worry over this issue. If there are developmental or other health issues, bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more