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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

Picture please: It'd help so much better if a picture of it was sent for review. Also, historical data - how long it's been there, is it growing or changing? Anything make it worse? These things matter so you would need to either supply this info here or take your child to a local doc. ...Read more

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Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Hard to tell: but blackish purplish is not typical of ringworm (tinea) infection . I think you need to check with your doctor if this has been present for more than 10 days or is progressing. ...Read more

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Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister ?

Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister ?

There are many cause: from bites, to pilar scalp cysts, to skin cancer. I would need to see it to be sure. If it recurs see doctor, or if there is still something at the base of scalp see derm sooner for possible biopsy ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Tongue has purple spots on it, is this worrying?

Purple spots: It might be blood clots or varicose veins. However, it should be clinically seen and evaluated by your dentist. Without personally examining you, we have no way of knowing what in fact it is and not all lesions are benign. ...Read more

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What causes purple rash like spots on back?

What causes purple rash like spots on back?

More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question. How long do the spots last? How do they start? How do they change with time? How large are they? How many? Exact color? Bruise? Do they go away completely. Photos would help. ...Read more

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

Fontanelles: Fontanelles are soft spots on an infant's head that represent where the bones that make up the skull will later fuse. Most babies have an anterior fontanelle (in the front), and some neonates may have a posterior fontanelle (in the back), though this is uncommon. The anterior fontanelle typical closes around 12 months of age. ...Read more

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