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Hypopigmented Skin Macules
My son (5 months) was born with a hypopigmented macule on his chest he only has one but how do I know if it's nevus depigmentosus or ts?
Be sure the pediatri: Might be a depigmented nevus: no concern. If an ash leaf lesion it could be the first sign of tuberous sclerosis. Be sure your pediatrician reviews what to look for. The tuberous sclerosis society can supply you with literature which you can share with your dr. If there are suspicians, take the baby to an academic center known to be doing studies on this. Most drs have no experience or knowledge o. ...Read more
Can an oral melanotic macule start off with some texture to it, meaning feeling a slightly rough? Or can a freckle start off this way? Thank you
Warning signs: of a pigmented lesion all fit with growth. so, if it is growing upward, outward, changes in color these are all worrisome signs. Pigmented wart http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/seborrhoeic-wart is not malignant but I'm glad I don't have one. dermatologic questions are tricky w./out seeing them. ...Read more
Small hyperpigmented macules on back - very superficial in appearance - came on suddenly 8 years ago and never went away. They're just on back and very small areas on chest.
What is the basic difference between papule , macule and crops . send me some clinically relevant pics ?
How raised is it: A macule is flat. Can't feel it with your eyes closed. A papule is raised and can be felt. A vesicle is a papule that has fluid in it - like a tear drop. It may also have pus in it- yellowish - then it's called a pustule. All these lesions are smaller than 5 mm in greatest dimension. Please google for images. ...Read more
Micro needling: "is micro needling combined with sun exposure effective for treating hypopigmented scars?" micro needling is a new procedure that is supposed to stimulate collagen growth in treated areas and probably won't help for hypopigmented spots. Sun exposure has been a common treatment for that for years though and may help you. ...Read more
No: Skinoren (azelaic acid) will help with acne, but if your spots are not due to acne, it won't help. If your spots are recent, it may be due to a new product you are using on your face and you should stop it and see if the spots disappear. If they don't, get seen to find out what's causing them. ...Read more
What to do if I have red macules on my face, on places where pimples previously appeared. What are these?
I scraped/scratched of a mole, and now its pink with red. Later a border around it formed, they said its a hypopigmented halo nevus, i'm worried.
Relax: Halo nevus is benign. It is your immunity slowly removing the cells of the nevus. Eventually it will be a pale spot, then disappear entirely. ...Read more
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