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Mongolian Spot Go Away
I am 20 years old and have a Mongolian spot in my upper back. Will it ever go away? What can I do to make it go away?
Maybe not: A Mongolian patch/spot is composed of cells that make more melanin pigment in the skin. These are present from the time the skin forms and persist through life. They can fade some as the skin thickens or persist & darken. They can be covered, but there is no simple treatment. ...Read more
Common in newborns: Mongolian spots are bluish markings on the skin, normally on the lower back, often noted in the newborn period. Mongolian spots are common among darker skinned persons, such as those who are of asian, east indian, and african descent. They can be mistaken for bruises. They often fade with time and are usually gone by late the teen years. They cause no complications and do not need treatment. ...Read more
Be patient: Mongolian spots fade by themselves over the years. If they are deep and dark at birth it may take until the teen years (as it did in my son's case, who looked like somebody had poured a bottle of blue ink on his back at birth!). Just don't pay attention to it and don't make the child be self-conscious about it. If it is a highly visible place, I suppose you can apply some cover up cream... ...Read more
Nothing: Unless you are worried about this from a cosmetic standpoint, there is nothing that you need to do about it, as it is benign. If the former is your concern, a dermatologist may be able to help you. ...Read more
No: These are birthmarks, usually on the lower back and buttocks. Most often seen in people of color. The cause is totally unknown as is the reason they occur. They are cosmetic only with no known problems or complications. ...Read more
? treatment?: This is a natural birthmark derived from overactive pigment producing cells that are integrated within the skin. It may fade some over time but may be present for life. It is not related to any bad diseases nor will it hurt the kid. Accept it as part of the kid and ignore it. If neighbors ask about it tell them what it is. Some mistakenly think it is a bruise. ...Read more
A mongolian spot is a particular type of birthmark. Like almost all birthmarks, it is completely benign. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/mongolian_spot.
However, if something like this appears later in life it could be a form of melanoma, so don't let anyone tell you you have a mongolian spot unless you were born with it. ...Read more
Specificity: A mongolian spot or patch is the name of a specific birth mark & implies that it is a purplish, flat to the skin, mark located on the backside of the body, most often over the lower back. Birthmark as a term could be applied to any of a number of different skin findings that are present at birth. It could include strawberry hemangiomas, hairy nevi, salmon patches, stork bites, etc. ...Read more
Newborn has a red mark on right shoulder about an inch in length. What could this be? Normal? Mongolian spot? Newborn is caucasian.
HEMANGIOMA: You didn't mention the width. If superficial, bright red with sharp margins, compressible, most probably hemangiona, a capillary defect common one is 'strawberry hemangioma'. Seen at birth, more commonly by 2 months age, benign mostly. By 2 yrs age, 60% resolves. ...Read more
Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my face? If not then is there anything I can put on my face to make it naturally fade away.
Unlikely X 2: In the first place it is unlikely a Mongolian patch or spot, which arise along the back of the body. It is likely a cafe-au-lait spot which is more brownish than the bluish of MP. Vitamin E will not reach or in any way alter what goes on in the deep tissue where these originate. Find a cover that you like and use it. A dermatologist could confirm this. ...Read more
Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle, its light.
Unlikely to matter: I have never heard of a mongolian spot on a forehead or other site on the front of the body. Label aside, there is no reason to believe that anything applied to the top of the skin would change the pigment producing cells a dozen or more layers beneath. A discussion with a procedure oriented dermatologist could give you any options available. ...Read more
Depends on early Rx: Treating flea bites promptly with cool compresses, 1 % hydrocortisone/calmine and perhaps an oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec) and tending to the scar after the lesions heal will minimize their appearance. If they are severe, exfoliation, moisturizing, sun block and over the counter anti scar treatment (mederma/neosporin scar solution) are starters for fading the scars. ...Read more
Why do I have a red big spot on my back for three weeks now. Should I be worried or will it eventually go away?
Tough to say: It is difficult to say without seeing the lesion. Could be benign or serious. Probably worth getting it checked. ...Read more
I've had this spot that's a little bit light on my skin and I've tanned and it's starting to go away but I've had it for months?
Please see: Please see dermatologist to make sure.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been giving myself fertility injections. There is a spot that is hard and a little painful. Is this normal? Will it go away?
I have vitiligo spot on my back which I noticed 10 yrs ago, Any chance that it may go away or not spread? Are there any tests to determine spread of v
Since giving birth to 3rd child I find sex in certain positions painful. Will this go away? The pain is always in the same spot birth was 4 mnths ago
I'm so worried that my spot will leave scars, some of my spotsjust go away but some don't.Is it possible to know what kind of spot that leaves a mark?
More info: I need to know more about your "spots" to tell. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: In this limited venue it is best to recommend you see a dermatologist to examine this skin spot. This could be any one of a number of things both good and bad. ...Read more
Most likely: This "weird spot" is secondary to trauma from brushing. I am confident it will go away within days. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have a recuring shingles at the same spot. Pain goes and comes with OTC drugs. On now for 3 weeks. Will it ever go away completely. Am 60 yrs.
We may need a second question or response here. Do you not have prescription medication to calm the shingles down and to let healing occur? Have you not gotten the shingles vaccine yet?
If the answer is no to either or both of those questions that is what is paramount about your next moves. ...Read more