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I have a small, smooth, square red spot on my forehead. I notice it gets redder, but then goes back to a pink color. Is it a mole or cancerous?

I have a small, smooth, square red spot on my forehead. I notice it gets redder, but then goes back to a pink color. Is it a mole or cancerous?

Likely hemangioma: Likely it is a small hemangioma- which is a benign tumor of the blood vessel. It can get redder if the circulation on that area increased- for instance after coughing, getting upset etc- and will go back to pink when blood flow gets back to normal again. However, nothing can substitute clinical examination- ask your primary care doctor to check it out. Does not sound like a mole. ...Read more

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My 5 month old has pink spots on her eyes, forehead, and back of her head. What is it?

My 5 month old has pink spots on her eyes, forehead, and back of her head. What is it?

Many possibilities: Three common possibilities are viral eruption, drug eruption, and allergic reaction to something. There are other possibilities as well. That's the best I can do without seeing your daughter. Let your pediatrician or a dermatologist examine her and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Nothing: Without seeing the spot in person it's difficult to provide a certain diagnosis. Many babies are born with "stork bites" -red/salmon colored areas - on the back of their necks/heads. It is a birthmark and nothing to worry about and will fade over time on it's own. If you are still concerned please have a pediatrician evaluate it before subjecting your baby to unnecessary and potentially harmful tx ...Read more

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I had painful pink/reddish spot below head of penis. The next day this spot turned blackish. Four days later the black spot scab off. What do I have?

I had painful pink/reddish spot below head of penis. The next day this spot turned blackish. Four days later the black spot scab off. What do I have?

Scab?: It sounds like you just had a break in the skin for some reason that developed a scab. Think back to what might have caused this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

My baby had a fetal blood sample on her scalp before she was born. It's left a pink, bumpy spot on her head in which it seems to be getting bigger.

Scalp spot: Have you taken her to the doctor? If you've not, then you should do it. It may be a small hematoma (blood collection), but without seeing it or doing a study such as ultrasound, it's hard to tell. ...Read more

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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more

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How can I remove dark spot on forehead?

How can I remove dark spot on forehead?

Depends: If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments or some laser treatments may a good option. However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it needs to be biopsied. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. ...Read more

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I just noticed a swollen spot on the right side of my forehead. It's not painful, but it scares me. What should I do?

I just noticed a swollen spot on the right side of my forehead. It's not painful, but it scares me. What should I do?

Watch it closely: Keep an eye on it. Likely a simple papule. It may develop a white central piece which would be best treated with some lemon juice, and warm compress. Otherwise likely a bug bite if it itches. Hard to say without any pics also. Can use some over counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cortisone cream ...Read more

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I hve blck spot in my forehead, it appears for almst 1 year ago, its hve rough srfce, have blck colour, didn't hurt, 1mm, no content, can I peel if it too dry?

I hve blck spot in my forehead, it appears for almst 1 year ago, its hve rough srfce, have blck colour, didn't hurt, 1mm, no content, can I peel if it too dry?

Need more info: It is difficult to diagnose skin lesions without seeing it. Black lesions are not all cancer but can be suspicious of cancer. You need to see your physician to make a diagnosis and for your peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a red itch spot on my forehead! Its ichy. What do you think this could be?

I have a red itch spot on my forehead! Its ichy. What do you think this could be?

Bug bite?: Could be anything from a bug bite to contact dermatitis. Try some topical moisturizer (dry skin can cause itching) and something for itching like a topical antihistamine. ...Read more

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My son has a red spot on forehead. Turns white when u press on it and back to red when u release.

My son has a red spot on forehead. Turns white when u press on it and back to red when u release.

Spider angioma: Sounds like a vascular lesion such as spider angiomas or broken blood vessels. This can be treated with lasers or electrocautery. ...Read more

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I noticed a small petechia spot on my forehead this morning and was wondering how long it can take to go away?

A "bood spot": Or petechia may be "stubborn". ..check it out with your PCP.....or a Dermatologist if it does not go away in 1o days -2 weeks

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Old scar/spot in middle of forehead. Any suggestions on what to do to lighten or even try to make it go away?

Old scar/spot in middle of forehead. Any suggestions on what to do to lighten or even try to make it go away?

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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What shampoo is good at whole food for my son ezama in his head plus there is a dry spot by the forehead please. Help?

What shampoo is good at whole food for my son ezama in his head plus there is a dry spot by the forehead please. Help?

Shampoo: I suspect that your son has seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff. You can look for the following types of shampoo at whole foods:

selenium sulfide shampoos.
•tar-based shampoos.
zinc pyrithione shampoos.
-salicylic acid shampoos.

You don't state the age of your son, but if he is an infant and has cradle cap, you can rub baby oil in the area and scrub it with a soft brush in the bath. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my forehead (see profile pic) about the size of a quarter. It is not spreading but does seem dry at times.

Hard to see: Your profile pic is really small, but common reasons for patchy, flaky areas of skin include nummular eczema and psoriasis. If it is just an area of depigmented skin, then it could be vitiligo, but the flakiness makes that less likely. Try changing your shampoo/hair care products to something gentler, or try dandruff shampoos (e.g., t/sal). If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have black mark not spot on my forehead from left to center and become more during the winter. Can I use and cream to avoid it?

See a doctor: The question here is really what causes are there for a pigmented lesion on the forehead that are persistent and increasing in size.

There are several differential diagnoses but without examination, a specific diagnosis cannot be made.

See your doctor/dermatologist. ...Read more

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There is a black dark spot in my forehead and it has not gone till now. It has been about 2 years. What treatment we can do in home?

You need to: See a dermatologist. Hypothetically speaking - how do you know you don't have a form of skin cancer? Skin cancer does not hurt. It also won't go away. On its own. I am not saying this is what you have. However, I can't see your specific lesion. Because of that, you must see a dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Never had dry scaple and now I do but some spot seems like I extra dry spot which u can pick off. And noticed two dry spots on my chin and forehead?

Never had dry scaple and now I do but some spot seems like I extra dry spot which u can pick off. And noticed two dry spots on my chin and forehead?

Dry scalp: It is most likely seborrheic dermatitis, also known as dandruff. Use an otc dandruff shampoo daily and it should clear up. It is a condition and not a disease. ...Read more

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Stabbing pains in head and forehead that last 2 minutes at a time that come and go for 3 days now and a spot on head that when I press it sends pain?

Stabbing pains in head and forehead that last 2 minutes at a time that come and go for 3 days now and a spot on head that when I press it sends pain?

Stabbing head pain: Any trauma? Could be nerve irritation from trauma, early shingles, or cyst (you should feel a bump with this) Would follow up with doc today as for shingles you can get medication that would lease the attack. ...Read more

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I have a slightly raised light brown spot on my forehead... it looks like an age spot? What's the formal name for those? Aren't I too young for that?

I have a slightly raised light brown spot on my forehead... it looks like an age spot? What's the formal name for those? Aren't I too young for that?

Brown spot forehead: Without a posted photo my best response is to see in person a dermatologist. The diagnosis could be just a colored nevus, a keratosis, or worse... Get this looked at! ...Read more

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I have a red spot on my forehead an need help. Any tips on treating this?

I have a red spot on my forehead an need help. Any tips on treating this?

Need Dx.: Best to have a dermatologist examine the spot, make a diagnosis, and institute appropriate treatment. ...Read more