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What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

What causes yellow spots on the eyeball?

Pinguecula: These are normal structures on either side of the colored part of the eye. They are the eyes response to environmental wind, light and dust. Most subtle, but some can be quite large. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Keratosis: Most likely these are seborrheic keratoses - elevated, rough overgrowth of the epithelium common in aging. If you are young, they more likely are plugged glands in the skin in which the secretions have become dry, and oxidize on the surface turning grey-black. They can be expressed with a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Cause of dark grey patches on the surface of the eyes?

Pull from muscles: This is typically seen in older patients at the insertion of the eyeball muscles--just a thinning of the white sclera over the other eye structures. ...Read more

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Bumps on the eyelid that burn and the skin on the lid is flaking?

Bumps on the eyelid that burn and the skin on the lid is flaking?

Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

What causes dark spots on the cheeks?

Spots: This could be from acne, acanthosis nigricans, melasma. You should see your dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. what is happening?

My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. what is happening?

Eye itching: Eye itching & swelling which white spots above eyelashes: usually due to demodex or staphlococcus blepharitis. Consult with us to get Rx to help you get better faster. ...Read more

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What cause the little white head bumps on eyelids?

What cause the little white head bumps on eyelids?

Milia: These are probably tiny cysts called milia however you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure this is the problem. ...Read more

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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules : Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. ...Read more

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My baby (33 mo.) has a slightly gray spot on her left eye. The spot is located on the upper right side of the sclera. The eye surface is smoothly.

Dermoid: This could be a congenital piece of tissue in the wrong place. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What are blue spots on the lips?

What are blue spots on the lips?

Phlebectasis?: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

What could be causing the gray-ish/black spot on the white of my eye?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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