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

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

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1 yr old bb has a round spot on her back, skin surface looks eroded with a darker crust in the middle. area around the crust is wet and expanding?

1 yr old bb has a round spot on her back, skin surface looks eroded with a darker crust in the middle. area around the crust is wet and expanding?

Possible infection: Your description covers several different conditions. The main thing to consider if it is a new spot, is impetigo, a bacterial infection that needs treatment. Your baby should be seen by a family doctor ...Read more

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I noticed a spot on the back of the head of my 14 years old son without hair round about 1 CM should I waitfor the hair to grow back by itself ?

No, check it out.: This may be a fungal infection, such as ringworm, or a different type of scalp infection. It may also be idiopathic - a symptom with no obvious cause. In any case it should be looked at by your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

The practice of: putting babies to sleep on their backs has contributed to more "flat heads." Some have treated this with a helmut, usually at 4-12 months of age, though it is not clear this is more effective than trying to avoid lying on back during the day.As the child and his skull grows, the flattening will improve. It may not be perfectly symmetrical, but is not a cosmetic/social/brain development problem ...Read more

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My son has a round spot on his head and is losing his hair in that area ..that area is dry flaky .. What can I do to help him?

My son has a round spot on his head and is losing his hair in that area  ..that area is dry flaky .. What can I do to help him?

See a dermatologist: This is too important to fool around. Forget the tea tree oil and other clumsy actions. Begin with accurate definition of the problem. A dermatologist is your best choice. There are various possible diagnoses, each with a different remedy. ...Read more

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My 11 month old stood up and hit her head (where the soft spot is) on my round glass table. Could this hurt her?

My 11 month old stood up and hit her head (where the soft spot is) on my round glass table. Could this hurt her?

Maybe: The mechanism of injury you describe does not however suggest a risk for a serious head injury. If your infant responds with behavior suggestive of severe pain, significant local swelling or any change in behavior in the next 24 hrs it will be prudent to seek a consult for a proper evaluation. Take care ...Read more

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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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I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more

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Small circular spot. left side of rib cage. No muscle under skin, skin touches ribcage directly and very loose. feels like 0% bodyfat there. Whats it?

Not sure but best: if you get it x-rayed or CT'd if you are still concerned after a healthcare provider has examined it. Some nodules or lipomas can grow underneath the skin. ...Read more

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I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. The oral mucosa heals rapidly after insult or trauma. It lesion persists after another week, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

Possible : It does sound like a possible tick bite. You could possibly take a picture and submit with your question, or perhaps a better idea would be to let your primary care doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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I have a bald spot on my head that is round and seems to be getting bigger, also i believe that I have another one forming right above the first one.

I have a bald spot on my head that is round and seems to be getting bigger, also i believe that I have another one forming right above the first one.

Alopecia Areata: From your description, you might have alopecia areata (aa). You should see a dermatologist for evaluation for verification. Aa is an autoimmune disorder. Depending on the extent, your doctor may consider injecting steroid into the affect areas to reduce loss. ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison. http://insidetheclinic.com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

Circular bald spots on my head. Started as a single spot many yrs ago now increasing. Starts with a boil & itchiness then smooth shining skin.

A dermatologist will: give you a good answer. If it is alopecia he/she will help you deal w/it. Many others have done so successfully. Peace and good health. ...Read more