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Doctor insights on: Normal 04 Mo Brown Or Black Skin Spots That Gradually Fade

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Why dose my skin get itchy , but mo spots ?

Why dose my skin get itchy , but mo spots ?

Xerosis: The most common cause of itchy skin is xerosis. If you live in areas with low humidity, especially in the north where heat is used extensively, you may have a lot of xerosis (dry skin). Avoid the use of soap (especially dry brands), hot water, artificial fibers in clothes. Use plenty of thick moisterizer cream after bath. If that fails, time to see your doc. ...Read more

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My 14 mo. Old get red blotchy skin on her back/tummy when taking a bath? I tried using warm water w/no soap & it still happens.The spots go away after

My 14 mo. Old get red blotchy skin on her back/tummy when taking a bath? I tried using warm water w/no soap & it still happens.The spots go away after

Urticaria: Your child may be demonstrating urticaria (hives) because of exposure to the warm water baths. This is known as cholenergic urticaria. Try using cool to tepid baths instead of warm water baths. You may also give her one half teaspoon of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before the bath if necessary. ...Read more

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I have 1 mo baby, the tips of both of his big toes are peeling and the skin just in front of his toe nails has a greenish colored spot. What do I do?

I have 1 mo baby, the tips of both of his big toes are peeling and the skin just in front of his toe nails has a greenish colored spot. What do I do?

See his Dr.: At 1 month old, he is due for a well check and his hep b#2 shot. Take that visit as a means to have your pediatrician look at his toes and diagnose the condition, so the correct treatment can follow. Too tough to DX rashes over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is light black spot on lip. Press=pink-black. It feels pins/burn for 1 mo, even light touch. Looks raised, but feel flat. A bit lighter. Biopsy?

There is light black spot on lip. Press=pink-black. It feels pins/burn for 1 mo, even light touch. Looks raised, but feel flat. A bit lighter. Biopsy?

See doctor: If you have been treated for this or any condition and it did not go away you need to be re-evaluated. Any changes in skin color or texture should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Derm? Fake nails redone after a mo. Noted pinkie has green brown spot abt 1/4 CM long vertical ctr nail top, just below where nail extends off finger. Caucasian. 1 sev. Dys. Nevi. Scared melanoma!

Derm? Fake nails redone after a mo. Noted pinkie has green brown spot abt 1/4 CM long vertical ctr nail  top,  just below where nail extends off finger. Caucasian. 1 sev. Dys. Nevi. Scared   melanoma!

Distal nail streak: It is not likely that a spot starting in the distal portion of the nail bed represents a melanoma. More likely this represents a bacterial infection with pseudomonas. You should see your dermatologist and get a bacterial and a fungal culture done. The fungal culture will also tell if you have yeast. Treatment can be prescribed after a diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin. Thoughts?

Bruise comes and goes,same spot for 6 mo. now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin.  Thoughts?

Trauma: Brusises result from a local area of trauma to the skin. When taking anticoagulants or if clotting mechanisms are off, they help with extent of bruising but do not initiate the process. If the bruise is in the same site look for what might cause the problem like pressure against the site when sleeping or sitting at the computer. ...Read more