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I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more

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Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Nothing: Without seeing the spot in person it's difficult to provide a certain diagnosis. Many babies are born with "stork bites" -red/salmon colored areas - on the back of their necks/heads. It is a birthmark and nothing to worry about and will fade over time on it's own. If you are still concerned please have a pediatrician evaluate it before subjecting your baby to unnecessary and potentially harmful tx ...Read more

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Worried I might have skin cancer? One pink spot looks like a bite but won't go away

Worried I might have skin cancer? One pink spot looks like a bite but won't go away

See your doctor: Sometimes, it is not easy to differentiate a small basal cell carcinoma. Many times, it looks pinkish-just exactly the same as your skin color. If the spot/growth does not go away, bring it up to your doctor and your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist for better evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?

Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?

Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of a cambel de morgan? A pink coloured spot on skin. Like a birth mark? Is there any way I could get rid of it?

Have you ever heard of a cambel de morgan? A pink coloured spot on skin. Like a birth mark? Is there any way I could get rid of it?

DE MORGAN SPOTS: Campbell de morgan spots are harmless small red spots that appear in some older people. The bright red color of these spots, also called cherry angiomas, they are due to tiny capillaries that break in the very upper layers of the skin. They are also fairly common in pregnant women. Very easy to get rid of if they bother you. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. It gets itchy. Appearance changed overnight. Hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured?

Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. It gets itchy. Appearance changed overnight. Hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured?

Bacteria on skin: In some cases, scratching an itchy rash, insect bite or other skin irritation can cause a skin break. Sometimes this allows, the normal bacteria on our skin or bacteria from the nails to penetrate the skin layers and cause slight infection. Skin Irritation or infection may result in hardening or changes in the color of the skin. New changes or bothersome changes should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My skin on my upper thigh will start itching extremley bad then it will turn pink and splotchy in that spot then later it will be discolored with bump?

My skin on my upper thigh will start itching extremley bad then it will turn pink and splotchy in that spot then later it will be discolored with bump?

Hives: What you describe is most likely what is called a hive. This is a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to something. The itch can be relieved with witch hazel or an over-the-counter topical hydrocortisone. When this occurs, you need to take note of what is in contact with your skin at that point or what kind of irritation like rubbing could be occurring. If the problem continues, seeing a allergist or dermatologist could be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a spot like lump on my leg. Its been there for months. Its a pink colour. Compared to my peach skin. It feels quite hard and small?

I have a spot like lump on my leg. Its been there for months. Its a pink colour. Compared to my peach skin. It feels quite hard and small?

Get it seen.: If you have an irregular size shap texture or colored lesion seek a medical opinion. Skin cancer can occure anywhere in anyone. It may be benign but a medical physician should look at it. In the mean time wear sunblock. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

Possible: It does sound like a possible tick bite. You could possibly take a picture and submit with your question, or perhaps a better idea would be to let your primary care doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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I had painful pink/reddish spot below head of penis. The next day this spot turned blackish. Four days later the black spot scab off. What do I have?

I had painful pink/reddish spot below head of penis. The next day this spot turned blackish. Four days later the black spot scab off. What do I have?

Scab?: It sounds like you just had a break in the skin for some reason that developed a scab. Think back to what might have caused this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The skin on my buttox is very bad I get acne and when the spot goes a purple mark remains, there are lots of purple pink dots on there, what should I do?

The skin on my buttox is very bad I get acne and when the spot goes a purple mark remains, there are lots of purple pink dots on there, what should I do?

BUTTOCK ACNE: While it's not a common area to get acne, it can occur there. Sweating can plug up the oil glands in the skin of the buttocks causing this problem. Use an acne wash, apply an otc benzoyl peroxide cream on it twice daily and stop eating nuts and peanut butter. Also cut out all chocolate, and reduce the milk, cheese, and dairy intake. See a dermatologist if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

Scalp spot: Have you taken her to the doctor? If you've not, then you should do it. It may be a small hematoma (blood collection), but without seeing it or doing a study such as ultrasound, it's hard to tell. ...Read more

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Does eczema always appear as multiple lesions? I have only one solitary 'spot' of light pink, rough skin. No itching, oozing. Dr thinks it is eczema?

Does eczema always appear as multiple lesions? I have only one solitary 'spot' of light pink, rough skin. No itching, oozing. Dr thinks it is eczema?

Eczema: Eczema can appear as multiple lesions or solitary lesions. Red, rough, scaly skin is typical. Try some cortisone cream twice a day x 1-2 weeks for relief. ...Read more

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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally.

Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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I justhad a cold sore. The scab came off and the skin looks pink. However. When I stretch the skin of my lip there is a huge white spot. What is it?

I justhad a cold sore. The scab came off and the skin looks pink. However. When I stretch the skin of my lip there is a huge white spot. What is it?

Healing Skin: The white skin and perhaps fluid is a collection of healing tissues and white blood cells. It should get better in the next few days ...Read more

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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more

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22 years old, im female have blemishes on my cheeks not so much they are red pink what I should use to make gone skin is dry sensitive and bit spots?

22 years old, im female have blemishes on my cheeks not so much they are red pink what I should use to make gone skin is dry sensitive and bit spots?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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I have dry spots on my scalp when I pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely a shampoo or other topical treatment that will help. ...Read more

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My penis head was pink and I have recently noticed there are brown looking spots on it and I don't know when it occurred. What could it be?

My penis head was pink and I have recently noticed there are brown looking spots on it and I don't know when it occurred. What could it be?

Here are some. ..: Such color change in glans penis may occur and evolve along lifetime most commonly resulting from estrogen effect from sexual intercourse. Largely, it's harmless as long as there is no elevation, irritation, bleeding, etc. To clarify such concern requires professional evaluation and exam with inspection & palpation after detailing history on its onset, degree, progress, etc. Over time. ...Read more