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Sudden Appearance Of Brown Spots
Age 26, male. Problem - sudden appearance of lots of black moles (black coloured flat dots) on face and body. Also my neck skin is darkened. Pls help?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to make sure these are benight lesions. The doc can recommend diagnostic and therapeutic options. ...Read more
Patches of tinny white dots my stomach, dermatologist torched uv light, tinny unevenly distributed glowing spots of varying size & shape. Whats wrong?
Tinea versicolor: Probably tinea versicolor, which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to trunk & extremities. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. Should respond promptly to proper treatment. ...Read more
White spots: Pigment loss can lead to white patches, white dots, white spots. Sometimes these get better on their own, especially if they are small. Since these spots lack protective melanin, they can burn in the sun. Other causes of lighter skin would be bleaches and most common, spots of paint. ...Read more
Pinguecula: A pinguecula, which is a deposit/build up on the white part of the eye (sclera) due to uv light and dryness of the eyes. You can use artificial tears, and use a cap and/or sunglasses when outdoors. If it gets large, constantly irritated (red), or grows over the cornea, you may need medicated drops or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had very high fever 103+. Sudden appearance of dark (snake like, wavy single vein on my right side of forehead (male pattern baldness spot)?
I have small, purple spots on my right breast. It's a small cluster of about 8 or 12 of them. Ranging in light to darker shades of purple. Almost brui?
Always: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. If the area is easily visible consider an Healthtap inbox consult to one of our breast specialists, primary care docs or Obgyns. ...Read more
Freckles?: Freckles and nevi are the usual pigmentations found on the iris. Also, hamartomas, brushfield spots, lisch nodules, inflammatory nodules, adenomas, xanthogranulas, melanomas, iris atrophy, stretch holes are among other iris lesions or spots that can occur but much less common. If your iris spots are new, have them evaluated by an eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?
Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more
A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles , a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?
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?
Are melanomas usually a reddish pink irregular looking patch on skin? about the size of a pencil eraser?
Yes it can be: Most melanomas are mixtures of brown/black or tan color. Reddish pink would be uncommon. but watch for changes such as further enlargement in size or changes in color. If it gets bigger, get it removed. You could watch it for a few months and decide if it needs to be checked by your doctor in order to be certain. ...Read more
I have lots of angiokeratomas on my thighs & arms. Most are cherry red but some spots are a light brown color. Can angiokeratomas be brown/flesh color?
Yes: Yes they can but if concerned worth getting it looked at. Other aspects to be on the lookout are rapidly growing, irregular shaped or raised ones. ...Read more
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