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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
Hi I am on a 300mg of diflucan (fluconazole) 1xper week for 4 weeks regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if its cured I have the hypopigmented lesions ?
Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by the fungus pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. It only causes problems under certain circumstances. This condition can only be controlled but not cured. 4 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) is enough to control your current outbreak. ...Read more
Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more
I used advantan(methylprednisolone aceponate)on face and now my face has a hypopigmented area that is paller than the hole face.What can I do to resolve it?
Go to Dermatologist: Hypopigmentation as well as hyperpigmentation are listed as adverse side effects along with acne, allergic dermatitis, alopecia, dry scaly skin, ecchymoses, edema, erythema, hirsutism, hypertrichosis, impaired wound healing, petechiae, rash, skin atrophy, sterile abscess, skin test reaction impaired, striae, urticaris. A serious medication that needs medical supervision. ...Read more
How much time does it take for a hypopigmented mark caused by tretinoin creams to go away ? I have recently gotten one on my face
I just finished a diflucan (fluconazole) regimen for tinea versicolor how do I know if there still is an infection or not in the hypopigmented lesions ?
Tinea Versicolor: Your doctor can diagnose tinea versicolor by what the rash looks like. Occasionally, the doctor may use ultraviolet light, which will make the affected areas appear a fluorescent yellow-green if they're the result of tinea versicolor. Your doctor may also take a skin sample by scraping some skin and scales from the affected area to look at under a microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: I don't recommend the device for lips without any medical supervision. Please, consult with your dermatologist for options. Sorry for the scar but the device can make the scar look worse depending on the cases. ...Read more
Scar: In order for a hypopigmented scar to repigment, melanocytes will need to migrate from the adjacent normal epidermis or the hair follicles. If exfoliation is performed to the depth where it causes scabbing, one has the potential to have textural changes and possibly scarring. It would be best to visit a Dermatologist and see if tacrolimus or pimecrolimus and/or Narrow band uvb would be appropriate. ...Read more
What is the most likely diagnosis of hypo-pigmented macule well defined mutiple circular (small dot shape) on the legs and arms non itchy ?
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