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Doctor insights on: Mongolian Spots In Adults

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What are mongolian spots and where?

What are mongolian spots and where?

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

Mongolian Spots (Definition)

Are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes it is caused by pigment containing melanocytes, in the dermis instead of only being in the epidermis ...Read more


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What do you recommend for mongolian spots?

What do you recommend for mongolian spots?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Mongolian spots?

What is the definition or description of: Mongolian spots?

Mongolian spots: Are bluish coloured patches usually see in babies and children of certain races generally in dark haired people with dark eyes
it is caused by pigment containing melanocytes, in the dermis
instead of only being in the epidermis
they are completely harmless ...Read more

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Do mongolian spots disappear after puberty?

Maybe: Not always. They don't mean a thing. So if they are still present in adulthood, then no problem. ...Read more

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Why does daughter still have mongolian spots on her back?

Why does daughter still have mongolian spots on her back?

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

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Why does my year and a half daughter still have mongolian spots and why that term?

Why does my year and a half daughter still have mongolian spots and why that term?

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

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I heard that mongolian spots disappear after puberty. What if it doesn't disappear?

I heard that mongolian spots disappear after puberty. What if it doesn't disappear?

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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My son is 17 months old. He was born with Mongolian spots. When do they go away?

My son is 17 months old. He was born with Mongolian spots. When do they go away?

Maybe never: These are common patches of skin where the pigment producing cells are in greater abundance and activity. The patch may lighten some over time but may also be there forever. ...Read more

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Is there any way to remove spots caused by chickenpox in adults?

Is there any way to remove spots caused by chickenpox in adults?

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

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Does Mederma help in removing chickenpox spots in adults?

Mederma: Probably not. Mederma was shown to modestly improve younger scars that are actively remodeling, but I think would have little if any impact in older scars, like chickenpox scars in an adult. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rosacea - adult acne: Acne starting as an adult is a bit different than acne in childhood: it is called rosacea and is treated a bit differently. Your treatment may be for many months or even years; a visit with your doctor seems to be appropriate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Actually it may.: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is improved with topicals that turnover the top layer of skin like all retinoids do. I like to combine Retinoic acid with lightening agents to get the most power and improvement. Beta hydroxy acid peels help a lot too. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an adult to have soft spot on top of head sometimes I feel it and sometimes not?

Yes: Some people's fontanelles never totally close. Other people have inborn defects in the skull. Toulouse-lautrec's fontanelle remained very wide open, which is why he always wore the hat. Or you may be feeling a cyst. Your personal physician can advise whether imaging is worthwhile. ...Read more

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If I had a hernia fixed as a child can it reappear in the same spot as an adult?

If I had a hernia fixed as a child can it reappear in the same spot as an adult?

Recurrent Hernia: Recurrent hernias may occur in ~2-5% of cases following initial hernia repair. Operative repair is usually very straightforward, typically requiring mesh placement, depending on the location/type of hernia and patient-factors. ...Read more

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My daughters adult tooth is growing in and there is a needle point spot on the tooth. What could that be?

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

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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?

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

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I had a spot on my lung when was a child. Does this ever repair itself into adult hood?

I had a spot on my lung when was a child. Does this ever repair itself into adult hood?

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

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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?

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?

Yellow spot: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there any danger at all to squeezing spots?

Depending on what: Type of lesions the spots are there may be danger involved. Consider having these lesions medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Spots in my head?

Spots in my head?

SPOTS IN HEAD?: How long have you had them? What color are they? Do they hurt? Do they itch? How big are the spots? Do you take any medications? How old are you? Where in your head? ...Read more

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Spots on my back?

Spots on my back?

"back spots": "back spots" are quite common in males in their 20's. A family practice or internal medicine doctor can often determine if the spots are benign. For questionable spots (e.g. Malignant melanoma), a dermatologist should be consulted. ...Read more

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Do age spots darken?

Do age spots darken?

Possibly: Yes they can but you must consult a doctor to make sure it is not undergoing a malignant change. ...Read more

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How to prevent spots?

What kind...: ...Of spots? Where? Your question is extremely vague. ...Read more

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How can I fade age spots?

How can I fade age spots?

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

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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What color are smallpox spots?

What color are smallpox spots?

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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Spots on my back keep itching?

Spots on my back keep itching?

Yeast infection?: See a skin doctor. Without a picture and more history it is difficult to diagnose it but sounds like yeast infection. For more information click here ---> http://bit. Ly/1NqqkOK ...Read more

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What causes age spots to form?

Aging: See pcp or dermatologist particularly if black colored irregular or raised. ...Read more