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Light Pink Spot On Skin
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
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
See you doctor: You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
Hello, I have a bright reddish pink spot on the base of my penile head as well as scabbed spot that formed where the head touches the sack. It itches?
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
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
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?
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.
1 in. Long spot above belly button. Pink-tan colored. Looks/feels like normal skin other than color. Has changed over time was not there at birth.?
Picture?: Can you post a picture? What you were describing sounds very benign, however a picture would be very helpful. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
A few months ago, I had a clear full body exam by my dermatologist. I now have a small pink round spot on my leg. Can a skin cancer appear suddenly?
Possible: It is possible. Any new skin lesion should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more
Cold sore gone 2days ago-left a pink spot. Read herpes is still contagious until back-normal skin color. So it's definitely contagious but not as high?
Herpes is con: Gious when there is an open ulcer/sore on lip. Pink spot is no longer contagious if it iis not open. ...Read more
A 16 month old baby girl has a strange spot on her sholder whith layers of the skin. It started as small pimple and has grown to 1cm radius, and pink.
See dermatologist: See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
A purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It's been there for years Sometimes itches heavy scratching makes it weep and white dead skin comes off?
See dermatologist: Most likely a psoriatic patch BUT if it is enlarging or weeping more definitely see a skin doctor. ...Read more
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
1 month ago pink spot/lump on face scratched bleed a lot scabbed over it fell off now normal skin. Nodular melanoma? Would the lump grow back by now?
Derm: Any suspicious skin lesion should be checked by dermatologist for safetly. ...Read more
Should I be worried about cancer? D I recently discovered a bald spot bigger than a dime next to an odd mole on my head. The mole is pretty big lumpy pink with a brown spot in the center. It has grown over the years. I also experience ringing in my right
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
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
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
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
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
Odd spots all over my body. Round and the skin is peeling. Some are kinda pink. Didn't itch but do now. Peeling my tan pigment off. What could it be?
Please first go to your Primary doctor. If she/he can fix things that's fine. If not you will need to see a skin specialist.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
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