Top 19 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

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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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