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Mongolian Spots In Adults
See below:: Mongolian spots are very common in any part of the body of dark-skinned babies. They are flat, gray-blue in color (almost looking like a bruise), and can be small or large. They are caused by some pigment that didn't make it to the top layer when baby's skin was being formed. They are harmless and usually fade away by school age. They are commonly located on trunk/extremities. ...Read more
Leave them alone: Mongolian patches/spots are pigment variations within the skin often seen over the lower back&buttochs but may be seen anywhere along the posterior of the body. They are generated by self-regulating pigment producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin and nothin I know of will alter their size/location or remove them. ...Read more
Can fade with time: 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
Mongolian spots: Mongolian spot results from entrapment of pigment-containing cells in the dermis during fetal development. It is usually present at birth or appears within the first weeks of life and typically disappears spontaneously within 4 years but can persist for life. Mongolian spots occur in more than 90% of infants of the mongoloid race (east asians, indonesians, polynesians, eskimos, amerindians). ...Read more
No complications: 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
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During pregnancy I developed mongolian spots in ironically the same areas my daughter was born with them. Mine disappeared but what is the relation?
Mother/daughter bond: Unfortunately, your daughter has at least 50% of your gene pool which explains the confluence of the spots between you. ...Read more
See a dermatologist:
Not that I'm aware of, but I'm not a specialist. You would need to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, particularly if the scars are very noticeable or severe.
There is nothing you can buy with or without a prescription that will do this. So if someone is trying to sell you something, ignore it. It won't work. ...Read more
I did not have acne until recently as an adult (27). My breakouts tend to occur in the same spots and seem to stick around forever! What's the deal?
How can you get white teeth if never been, have had white spots on them since adult ones came in but were never STAR WHITE, is there away it can be done?
Whiter teeth: Consult with your own dentist to determine what your options are. Typically, we start with an exam, x-rays & a professional cleaning. Possibilities are microabrasion, professional tooth whitening, tooth colored composite bonding, porcelain laminates, all ceramic crowns (& combinations of these techniques). There is no one size fits all answer. Individual specifics, expectation & cost are factors. ...Read more
Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?
Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more
I finally got my adult acne under control using epiduo gel but now I have dark spots on my face from breaking out before. Will the retin A (tretinoin) help?
My daughters adult tooth is growing in and there is a needle point spot on the tooth. What could that be?
Probably normal: Most likely, the little point you see is what we call a 'mamelon'. Brand new front adult teeth that have just erupted generally have three little bumps or points on them which are a result of the normal formation of the teeth. They usually wear down over time. If it is a single point, or very sharp, see your dentist to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Is it possible for adult to develop flat spot on top of skull. Have a flat spot on half of top of head but not sure if always been there?
Not possible.: It is not possible to develop a flat spot without significant application of force. Hair generally covers it all up. ...Read more
I was born w/ no soft spot and as a result had big forhead when l was a baby and know asan adult I have no head deformaties. Do I have craniocynostosi?
Craniosynostosis: You made your own diagnosis, but its a shame that it might have not been discovered in infancy... At this point you cannot do anything to change that. The skull is formed and that's all the room you get for your brain! However, if you have neurological symptoms like seizures, learning problems (developmental delay) you probably should consult a neurologist and properly review your medical history. ...Read more
Seen recently???: A spot on your lungs as a kid is a very nonspecific finding. Poor inflation, mild pneumonia, significant pneumonia, etc are all examples of what might be related to as a spot. Most are very transient. If you have had other chest x-rays for any reason & none were noted as abnormal, i'd say you had healed. If you are loosing sleep about it have an x-ray done. ...Read more
My child is growing her adult teeth and the front one has a large yellow spot one it. Do you no what could cause it and how I could remove it?
Occasionally an adult tooth will erupt with a yellow or white spot. This is an usually due to an interruption in the development of the enamal. It can be caused by an injury or infection of the baby tooth, or an illness during the time of tooth development.
Have your child examined by a dentist for a thorough diagnosis and recommendation for treatment. ...Read more
I was born w/ no soft spot in my head but the doctor said it was ok and didn't need surgery, so do I now have untreated craniosynostosis as an adult?
See below: If your head is normal shaped then there is likely to be no craniosynostosis. If there is a malformation then yes this is possible, easiest way is to have your local md check your head at your next visit. ...Read more
I had taken 72 hr pill on 2nd of january and now from 8th of january I am having black blood spot. S till today. What to do?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
My son was born with two very small cafe au lait spots. He’s 5.5 now and I just noticed a new one. So 3 total. Can you get new spots?
Need to examine: Cafe au lait spots may be harmless or be associated with a syndrome. It would be prudent to consult your pediatrician for an evaluation. You may visit this site for information but do not get scared, see your baby's doctor: https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/20888463 ...Read more
Several options: Lightening brown spots can be done with topical lightening creams such as a hydroquinone or with ipl (intense pulses light) treatments. Both of these will reduce brown pigments and create a more uniform complexion. It is important to see a physician for an examination of the spots before proceeding. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies: Since it is 30+ years since smallpox was eradicated we have only written descriptions & pictures in texts. Flat spots that grew to dime sized and became "pearls of puss"are described. There early concentration on the face led to early recognition. Spots followed 2-5 days of fever 102-104 and prostration to the point of being bedridden. ...Read more
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