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Slate Gray Patch 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Usually: Mongolian spots, or slate grey patches, are a concentrated area of melanocytes (the cells that give your skin its pigment). Over time those cells spread out and the slate grey patch gets lighter as the baby's over all skin tone gets darker. Most slate grey patches are gone by the time the child is in preschool, though for some people they never completely disappear. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Tiny grey spot at the end of blood vessel in eye and discolored patch with a tinge of yellowish brown on my sclera. Eyes were irritated with sunblock?
What do you think i have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard
From : From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, i cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My nephew has a gray / blue spot on the bottom part of his screla. His mom says it has been growing in size day by day. Is this anything major we should be worried about?
I would absolutely: get in and have it evaluated by ophthalmologist immediately ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ophthalmologist and be certain of the diagnosis. If it is a floater, most of the time your ophthalmologist will not treat it as they usually become less bothersome over time. There is a procedure that a retina specialist can do to remove floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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