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White non puss filled flat painless spot on upper lip lighter than skin color been there 3 months can't feel it but can see it in mirror?

White non puss filled flat painless spot on upper lip lighter than skin color been there 3 months can't feel it  but can see it in mirror?

Sounds benign: Non melanoma skin cancers usually cause a slightly raised nodule or a sandpapery feeling to the touch. They sometimes bleed a little. A flat pale spot is not likely a skin cancer. If it is growing i would definitely have it checked out. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My mouth area of my skin is very light and my face as just been treated of primple and am having dark spot.i need rhyme my face?

My mouth area of my skin is very light and my face as just been treated of primple and am having dark spot.i need rhyme my face?

Cosmetic therapy: you may need to have cosmetic cover up if your dermatologist can not come up with another remedy. Ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist who might be able to recommend the appropriate type of cover up ...Read more

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I have had a white skin like spot in the corner of my mouth for years and it just wont go away!

Doctor evaluation: I can't tell you what it is. You need to see a doctor or dermatologist for an exam to find out what it is. ...Read more

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Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2, 3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do i reverse it?

Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2,  3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do i reverse it?

Unlikely to reverse: It sounds like the hyperpigmented skin is a side-effect from the laser. There are creams that you can buy over the counter to help with sun and age spots, but it is unlikely that your skin tone will return to normal after all this time. In general, the laser therapies result in skin discoloration that commercial advertisements do not disclose. Try the creams first, then see a dermatologist next. ...Read more

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Have a small skin colored spot with dimple on penis shaft.This is after i been to a chinese massage parlour and received handjobs?

Have a small skin colored spot with dimple on penis shaft.This is after i been to a chinese massage parlour and received handjobs?

Not likely: The type of contact and interacton you had is not likely to cause the lesion described. You better see yyour doctor and let him examine you and determine what type of lesion it is. ...Read more

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Small raised line vertical on palatophary arch mouth whiteish skin color no pain concerned good be anything any thoughts?

Small raised line vertical on palatophary arch mouth whiteish skin color no pain concerned good be anything any thoughts?

Not: Now without actually seeing what you're referring to. Anything white in an area that should be pink deserves to be investigated. Please call your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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At 3 places in mouth I have thick skin with skin color and size of those is increasing. What could be problem. I m 21. I have h impacted teeth also?

At 3 places in mouth I have thick skin with skin color and size of those is increasing. What could be problem. I m 21. I have h impacted teeth also?

Check Wisdom Teeth: You may have swollen or impacted wisdom teeth. Please see a dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

I've skin colored mole on face from birth.i noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne.can i use acne balm on that?

You may: Do watch this mole like any other moles. If it increases in size, becomes irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a nodule or ulcerates, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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On dec. 16 i noticed 6 very small skin colored bumps they don't hurt or itch. On my vagina where i shave. On dec. 26 i noticed bumps in my mouth.

On dec. 16 i noticed 6 very small skin colored bumps they don't hurt or itch. On my vagina where i shave. On dec. 26 i noticed bumps in my mouth.

Seeing is believing: A gyn md needs to see both sets of bumps to make a diagnosis. Hair follicle bumps from shaving is a possibility at the vagina, but again, you are a must see to confirm. ...Read more

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White spot under skin on corner of my mouth after cold sore? Cold sore started two weeks ago, Treated it with prescribed Rx.Afraid im still contagious

White spot under skin on corner of my mouth after cold sore? Cold sore started two weeks ago, Treated it with prescribed Rx.Afraid im still contagious

It's unlikely that: ...you're still contagious. The cold sore might have caused temporary loss of skin pigment but that's a residual effect, not a sign that the virus is still active. Your skin should heal in due time. I appreciate your concern about the possibility of still being contagious, but you aren't. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Lesion inside mouth in cheek skin color like small bumps I'm not sexual active what can it be was on pain meds for headache now no more meds have that?

Lesion inside mouth in cheek skin color like small bumps I'm not sexual active what can it be was on pain meds for headache now no more meds have that?

These situations: These types of situations require a personal clinical evaluation. Therefore set up an appointment with a dentist. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old son has developed a soft spot on the left side of his head above his ear. It is painful and he cannot open his mouth wide without pain?

My 15 yr old son has developed a soft spot on the left side of his head above his ear. It is painful  and he cannot open his mouth wide without pain?

See doctor ASAP: He should be evaluated immediately by your pediatrician or ENT specialist. Has your child had a previous history of ear infections? This would very important to ascertain as he might have mastoiditis. ...Read more

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I have hyper pigmentation around my mouth/lips and a dark circle spot next to it. I have sensitive skin and i'm allergic to peanut butter or any type?

I have hyper pigmentation around my mouth/lips and a dark circle spot next to it. I have sensitive skin and i'm allergic to peanut butter or any type?

Sun block is key: Skin lighteners such as kojic acid, hydroquinone, and plant extracts should only be used if proper sun protection is used. Over the counter products are safe and generally contain 2% kojic acid which limit their effectiveness. They work by blocking the production of melanin which is the natural pigment in the skin cells. Always check with a dermatologist to make sure there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?

See your doctor: This sounds like changes consistent with sun exposure. It could be anything from a Solar Keratosis to skin cancer. You should have anything checked that does not go away by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I shushed my son and spit particles entered his mouth. He is 22 months. Chances of transmitting oral herpes to him? my sore is a skin colored scab now

I shushed my son and spit particles entered his mouth. He is 22 months. Chances of transmitting oral herpes to him? my sore is a skin colored scab now

Minimal: It sounds like your lesion has healed. Clean his mouth well and watch for any signs of cold sores. Medication may help any outbreak. Preventive meds could be considered but as there is a low risk likely not. All the best. ...Read more

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I have sharp, throbbing pain in my right ear, as well as a sensitive spot on the top of my head. Bad taste taste in mouth. Ear hurts when swallowing ?

I have sharp, throbbing pain in my right ear, as well as a sensitive spot on the top of my head. Bad taste taste in mouth. Ear hurts when swallowing ?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Is it normal in healing process of fungal infection between breasts, the red itchy rash turns into brown spot? Will it turn into usual skin color?

Generally: With time the skin color may return to normal, but there are instances when , since some of the inflammatory cells take up pigmented damaged tissue, that the area may remain darker than the surrounding area. Ask anyone who has had hematomas (blood collections in tissue), in which the uptake of iron by macrophages results in permanent dark areas. Not in everybody, but some. ...Read more