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Slate Gray Patch (Definition)

Mongolian spots are flat, blue, or blue-gray skin markings that commonly appear at birth or shortly thereafter. Mongolian spots are noncancerous skin markings and are not associated with disease. The markings may cover a large area of the lower back. Mongolian ...Read more


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Our15 month old baby has a recurring rash consisting of flat, round red or dark purple spots. There is usually between 3 - 10 spots. They fade after a couple of hours. 2 - 5 mm diameter.

Our15 month old baby has a recurring rash consisting of flat, round red or dark purple spots. There is usually between 3 - 10 spots. They fade after a couple of hours. 2 - 5 mm diameter.

Mgt: One possibility is a rash called urticaria. The rash fades and then returns. It can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Noting any possible triggers including foods will be important information for your pediatrician. If your daughter is otherwise well, infection is less likely and based on your description the lesions are not draining any liquid. ...Read more

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Ihave 3 red oval spots on my thigh. The first one 2-3 months ago, red oval not itchy no scaly, doesn't hurt, 7 CM diameter, then two smaller appear?

Ihave 3 red oval spots on my  thigh.  The first one 2-3 months ago, red oval not  itchy no scaly, doesn't hurt, 7 CM diameter, then two smaller appear?

Red Oval Spots: It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Possibilities include: fungal infection, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, psoriasis, viral, bacterial, eczema, systemic disease and others. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet 5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Albinism? 1. light blonde hair 2. 4 months old 3. no signs of nystagmus 4. eyes looks violet  5. baby has had a small freckle on leg since birth

Unlikely: If the pediatrician has not said anything by this point then, my hunch is that it would be unlikely especially with your description of blond hair as opposed to White hair. I am also assuming the child has had at least one ophthalmological examination to this point. If they haven't said anything yet then, again unlikely. ...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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Im 19 a 0,5 cm flat dark brown oval mole-like spot suddenly appear on my outer labia is it normal?

Im 19 a 0,5 cm flat dark brown oval mole-like spot suddenly appear on my outer labia is it normal?

See below: If you are sexually active, it may be a wart. It would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to know what the lesion is without examining it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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Irregularly shaped dry scaly dime sized patch appeared on back. Dark brown w/few light parts. Not itchy. Wont go away. Should I be concerned? Thanks.

Irregularly shaped dry scaly dime sized patch appeared on back. Dark brown w/few light parts. Not itchy. Wont go away. Should I be concerned? Thanks.

Have it checked: Any new rash that is worrying you should be seen by an MD. Since it's hard to look at your back each day it's best to have a professional help determine if it's anything to be concerned about - especially if you have a history of lots of sun exposure to your back over the years. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.

I'm having chickenpox BLACK SCAR of 6mm diameter CIRCLE ON RIGHTCHEEK ON FACEsince 12years.Its prominent coz of my fair skin.Its keeping girls away.

You really need: to see a Dermatologist with a specialty in COSMETOLOGY AND "MICRO-surgery" a local University Teaching Hospital is where I would go if possible! Hope this helps..and good luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Little pink spots on babys face he is 10 months old?

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Little pink spots on babys face he is 10 months old?

Probably viral rash: Any associated symptoms, e.g., fussiness, fever, diarrhea or loose stools, or cough? Similar rash over the trunk or extremities? As long as infant remains active and playful, i would watch next few days. ...Read more

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3 mm dark brown raised mole hasn't changed in over a year. Chance it's cancer?

3 mm dark brown raised mole hasn't changed in over a year. Chance it's cancer?

Unlikely: 3 mm is quite small. If it is unchanged in over a year, symmetrical, and fairly uniform in color it almost certainly a benign mole (nevus). Melanomas usually change in color or have color variation, grow in size, and have asymmetrical borders. ...Read more

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18mo girl had a red spot in her labia 3 weeks ago. Spot enlarged and i used cortisone cream, didnot help, the spot widened, with circular shape, no itch?

18mo girl had a red spot in her labia 3 weeks ago. Spot enlarged and i used cortisone cream, didnot help, the spot widened, with circular shape, no itch?

See a doctor : I think it's important to get any kind of abnormality in the genital area checked out, especially in a child as young as 18 months. It's hard to know what it might be without seeing it. ...Read more

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Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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What are the bald, light red patches on my 2 year olds scalp that I noticed last month? The skin looks slightly dehydrated, but is not flaking.

What are the bald, light red patches on my 2 year olds scalp that I noticed last month? The skin looks slightly dehydrated, but is not flaking.

Several common...: Both psoraisis or eczema\can cause what you decribe. Eczema appears drier and less scaling than psoriasis. Some other less common problems may be to blame. If mild hydocortisone does not alleviate the problem, used in conjuction with zinc pyrithione shampoo, then see your doctor! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a mongolian spot underneath your eye?

Is it normal to have a mongolian spot underneath your eye?

Not Really: These marks have other names such as a nevus, hemangioma etc.Mongo;ian spots refer to lower back and buttocks birthmarks. ...Read more

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Newborn has a red mark on right shoulder about an inch in length. What could this be? Normal? Mongolian spot? Newborn is caucasian.

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

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My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.

Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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It a mongolian spot a medical condition? Why do some babies get them?

It a mongolian spot a medical condition? Why do some babies get them?

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

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Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Will my baby’s mongolian spot go away?

Fades: The birthmark is harmless and usually fades between the ages of 3-5 years - a few will last up until puberty. ...Read more

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Difference between a birthmark and mongolian spot?

Difference between a birthmark and mongolian spot?

See Wikipedia: 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

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What is the difference between birthmark and mongolian spot?

What is the difference between birthmark and mongolian spot?

Subtype: A mongolian spot is a type of birthmark, of which there are many different types like hemangiomas. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a birthmark and a mongolian spot?

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

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Mongolian spot on the vulva, what should I do?

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

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What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

What is the treatment for mongolian spot?

? 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

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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?

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

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How can I fade a mongolian spot?

How can I fade a mongolian spot?

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

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What's a mongolian spot?

What's a mongolian spot?

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

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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.

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

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Will vitamin E oil help get rid of my mongolian spot from my forehead? Its little about the size of a nickle , its light.

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

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Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Is it normal to spot a gray hair in my two year old's head?? I am worried.

Wait and watch: Having a grey hair in 2 years old is not normal ,wait and watch if any more grey hair come up .At present just watch .It may happen if there family history of grey hairs at an early age even in small children . ...Read more

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There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

There's a gray spot on my eye ball. Is this normal?

It is common.: The most common "grey spots" on the white of the eye are called pingueculae. These grey spots generally are nasal or temporal and are caused by "actinic degeneration"-- changes from being outdoors in the wind and sun. They can become inflamed and can grow onto the clear cornea and become pterygium, which could impact vision and require removal if they get close to the center of the cornea. ...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

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Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Hi my 18month old daughter has a small grey area on the white part of her eyeball. Its not a spot more a patch + can only be seen when she looks up?

Mgt/ workup: Usually this represents an increased area of pigmentation. If she is otherwise well and seems to respond to light, I would suggest a follow up visit with your PCP. ...Read more