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Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Light brown flat spot on right side of head near hairline not perfectly round but kinda symetrical about the size of a pencil eraserwhat could it be?

Nevus?: Sounds llike a brown nevus, or what people call a "birthmark". It sounds like it is flat, small and does not have discoloration or different colors or dark colors in it. These are all good characteristics and you should not worry about this lesion too much. However if it grows over time, if color changes, if it becomes raised, then consult physician. ...Read more

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Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems

Difficult: Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but possibilities include ringworm of the scalp, eczema, psoriasis, and other...I would recommend you see a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more about these possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that I'm sleep deprived?

What could cause a quarter sized tingling spot on back of head? Could it be related to the fact that I'm sleep deprived?

Superficial nerve: This sounds like merely an irritable, superficial nerve in your scalp and probably is not related to being sleep deprived. If symptoms worsen or headaches develop, have a physician check it. ...Read more

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Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?

Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?

Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a purple/red color for some time after the infection itself has healed. This is the scar tissue healing and settling. If the area back tracks and get swollen, hot and tender again, you will need to see a doctor. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Get eval: Always best to get lesions checked out, as your description of the area does not make any probable diagnoses "pop-up." and lesions are almost impossible to DX over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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My tsh is 1.13 but loosing hair in quarter size spots on head. Past similar problems corrected with up adjustment of levothyroxine.

My tsh is 1.13 but loosing hair in quarter size spots on head. Past similar problems corrected with up adjustment of levothyroxine.

Tough issue: Women in particular have persistent issues with hair loss despite appropriate thyroid doses, particularly when also post menopausal and aging.
Hose ever, there are scalp conditions that can affect your hair follicles in a patchy distribution, so I suggest you discuss this with your doctor and possibly a Dermatologist if needed. ...Read more

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I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?

I noticed two flat brown/white spots, size of finger nail, in the center of my chest. Can Melanoma be flat and just appear on skin?

Possible: Get the areas biopsied. Most of the time melanoma is black and dark. But, I personally have seen very benign plain looking non-pigmented skin lesion come back as melanoma after biopsy. Melanoma / cancer does not play by the rules. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have brown spot on skin that appeared recently, what to do?

Brown spot: Sorry, but can't diagnose what this brown spot is without assessment. Would need to have an idea of that to make treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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I have a random brownish spot on my skin. How do I get rid of it?

I have a random brownish spot on my skin. How do I get rid of it?

See details: It is difficult to say without being able to visualize the lesion. See a dermatologist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more