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I Have A Freckle On My Face That Has Gotten Bigger What Should I Do
I have a freckle on my face which has got darker bigger in size and has now got a small scally textured lump now?
Biopsy: Any new or changing skin lesion should be biopsied. ...Read more
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
I have a smaller triangler mole or freckle on my face, it's lighter and even in color. Does this sound cancerous?
I'd urge you not to: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
If you mean you have a big size head, than you donot have to be concerned as long you went through your childhood, finished school and has done well
if it was not considered abnormal in childhood than there is no problem
in childhood big head is caused by enlarged brain (megalocephaly)hydrocephalus, hyperostosis. These get diagnosed in early infancy
but most adult big heads are normal without problems. ...Read more
Laser, peels: If your doctor determines that your brown spots are indeed benign freckling, and if appropriate, she/he may suggest various laser/light technology such as ipl, fraxel, or active fx to resurface and remove the freckling. Alternatively, chemical peels can also even out dyspigmentation. Freckling can recur over time, and often require more than one treatment. ...Read more
Change your hairstyle: It's common for people your age to feel physically abnormal in some way. I'm sure your face is just the right size. And there's no way to make it smaller. But you can make it LOOK smaller by changing the way you wear your hair. Very short hair makes your face look bigger, while longer hair brought around your face will make it look smaller. Wearing glasses can make your face look smaller too. ...Read more
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Laser?: A dermatologist can confirm whether this is a pigmented lesion that's worrisome and requires something special (i.e., a lentigo maligna), or whether it can be lasered off (don't expect complete success). If it's not a cancer risk, it's your choice to try removal or leave it alone -- the decision is personal. ...Read more
4 inches: Eleven centimeters is about four and a third inches. This is big for something in the brain. ...Read more
I have microcephaley but my head CM 52cm what is the age range. Ie how small/ big to child please?
Don't understand???: Not sure how you were diagnosed with "microcephaly" at 33 yrs of age. 52 cm is smaller than "average", but still falls within 2 standard deviations of average (which means it's essentially normal). You also have to correlate it with your adult height to figure out where you fall on the percentile curves. If this doesn't help please try and rephrase your question a little more clearly. ...Read more
My son has a big head. 50% and is small for height and weight 3% he eats like crazy but isn't growing. He is 29 months old, weighs 27 lbs.
My friend has a medical problem on the baxk of her head at the crown her head swells out feels like big knotts b it comes and goes what is wrong?
The nerves at the back of my head slightly hurt. Its just alittle not big. I don't know if I need a massage or its something serious? I get worried alo
Very common: I see this a great deal, specially in patients prone to headaches and migraine. Just above the top of the angle between your head and neck is the occipital plexus, which is were migraines really originate from. Tenderness in the region is rarely serious and common, may also be indicative of arthritis high in your neck. ...Read more
My 3years old fell 5 months ago bumped the back of her head leaving her a big knot the knot still there and she bumped again yesterday she say hurt?
Not to worry: It is common for toddlers & young children to be a bit clumsy, and bump themselves often, even on the head. Bruises on the scalp often cause a large knot ("goose-egg") because of the rich blood supply there, and this will be tender and can take a few weeks to heal. As long as she doesn't seem dazed, extremely sleepy, vomiting or sudden behavior changes, repeated bumps on the head should heal fine. ...Read more
See doctor: If it is painful or bothersome to you, then consider having it examined by your doctor. A dermatologist vs surgeon would be able to remove it, depending on the exact location. If you're not sure it's a cyst, an ultrasound will help with figuring it out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Leave them alone: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Sunscreen & Lasers: The first thing that you should do is start using hats and sunscreen spf 30 more frequently. The more that you protect yourself, the less issue that you should have with freckle recurrence and proliferation. To treat the freckles that you have, there are many different methods depending on your skin type. Certain lasers and bleaching creams are two options. See a plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more
Oxymoron: "Good tan? " Nowadays, most of us are very conscious of the dangers of tanning, especially for fun. And if you're predisposed to freckles, you will have them show up on your face if you get into the sun. As one who's lost a close friend who was once a tanning buff to melanoma (he didn't see it on the back of his shoulder), I'd urge you to avoid recreational tanning and use sunscreen. ...Read more
Plastic surgery: The only way to change the bone structure of your face is to have plastic surgery. This is a big step, but if it is what you feel you want to do you should have a consult with a surgeon to discuss the procedure, risks, and what you can expect after surgery. ...Read more
Head: For your age its not a problem. For someone under 2 years old it might become a problem if too big. For an adult that is likely a familial trait for having a bigger head. ...Read more
Asymmetric freckle!: Freckles are caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. Possibly one side of your face is routinely more exposed to sunlight than the other? Channelling our inner Conan-Doyle. .. we surmise you are a long distance driver. Why, its elementary my dear Watson. .. ...Read more
Wear sunscreen daily: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every day, rain or shine; wear wide-brimmed hats; avoid peak sun hours (10am to 4pm); and stay in the shade whenever possible. Many people don't like that answer, but it's your only realistic option. Freckle prevention is way more effective than trying to remove freckles that have already developed. ...Read more
Listen to the body: If you have symptoms that are worrisome, it's always good to be checked by a doctor. If chills are your only symptom, I would want to know more... I whole list of questions should be asked - about everything from the head to the toes. You should see a doctor because if these symptoms have continued for a few days and are not getting better, you need some answers. Health Tap can only help so much. ...Read more
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