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Will cauterized spots on my face scar?

Will cauterized spots on my face scar?

Cauterized Scars: This is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact depth of the cauterization and why the face was cauterized. Any injury involving the full thickness of the skin should leave a permanent scar. If the outer layers of the skin were cauterized, theoretically there should be minimal scarring. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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Dark spots on face and neck?

Dark spots on face and neck?

Facial darkness : Providing a more more detailed description or better yet a picture will get a more accurate answer. Could be many things. Regardless, minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis on my face or under the skin pimple?

Cellulitis is a: a concern and looks nothing like a pimple. I would see doctor preferably dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can this dark skin birthmark on my face be removed?

Can this dark skin birthmark on my face be removed?

Time for consultatn: A visit wit a dermatologist can help determine whether a given birth mark can be removed. Some can be lightened with laser treatment while with some, no method short of surgical removal would help, and the scar left after the procedure would make that unwise. ...Read more

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What cause blemish spot on a face.

What cause blemish spot on a face.

Blemish: A blemish typically results from an inflammatory lesion such as an acne breakout and once it heals, it leaves a discolored or dark spot known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If, however this is a new pigmented isolated lesion without previous inflammation, then it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Is the spot on face cancer?

Is the spot on face cancer?

Can not tell: without seeing the spot. Your pcp can advice. If in doubt biopsy is the only way to confirm cancer ...Read more

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Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Mole on upper lip removal, will it scar?

Probably: When biopsies are performed, there is usually scarring unless the biopsy can be done in the form of a superficial shave, which is not always practical for a lip biopsy. However, a biopsy of the lip can be done in such as a way that the scar is significantly camoflauged and once healed (6-12 months) will be difficult to discern from a natural contour of the skin. ...Read more

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Spots and rash on my face on jaw area, what is this?

Spots and rash on my face on jaw area, what is this?

See doctor: to get a correct diagnosis as there are many possible causes. ...Read more

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Freckle like spots on face one on End of top eyebrow and another on other eyebrow underneath?

Freckle like spots on face one on End of top eyebrow and another on other eyebrow underneath?

As you can imagine: it is impossible to evaluate skin lesions over the internet without being able to see them. If these are causing you concern, make an appointment with a health care provider who can evaluate them visually. ...Read more

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Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will the red, blotchy rash on my newborn’s face go away on its own?

Will the red, blotchy rash on my newborn’s face go away on its own?

Yes: Newborns can have funky rashes like the one mentioned. They can be a result of hormone withdrawal and do go away on their own. Neonatal acne can also be present. Just clean baby's face with a warm wet washcloth. Any rash that persists, worsens, or worries you should be seen. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm on my face spreading to other areas on my face?

Why is ringworm on my face spreading to other areas on my face?

See a dermatologist: "ringworm" is not a medical diagnosis. Do you have fungus infection, impetigo, dermatitis, or something else ? The treatment for each of these is different. ...Read more

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Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Pimple on face dots in it and hurts?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I applied toothpaste on pimples and left. Burnt mark on my face what to do?

I applied toothpaste on pimples and left. Burnt mark on my face what to do?

Give it time to heal: Toothpaste is good for your teeth, not your face. There are a variety of acne meds. Toothpaste is not one of them. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

You may: Do watch this mole like any other moles. If it increases in size, becomes irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a nodule or ulcerates, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Nevi (Definition)

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