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What Could A White Patch With A Red Ring Around It Be
I just noticed what looks like an insect bite on my face. A small dot, a white patch surrounding it then a big red ring around it. What is it?
Insect bite: Sounds like an insect bite. Get it looked at ASAP, as it may be a deer tic bite and you would be at risk for Lyme disease. Go to the nearest urgent care facility or your family MD or the ER for evaluation and tx options. Take a picture of it now for comparison later. The red ring is a concern and makes it more urgent. Good Luck. ...Read more
Get checked.: Strep throat does not always present with painful swallowing or a fever. In fact it only presents classically in about 60% of kids and 30% of adults. There are lots of atypical presentations for this disease. So with a white patch, it is worth getting a culture. If it does not go away in a week or so, get checked for other possibilities. ...Read more
Between toe: The most common condition you are talking about could be referring to hammertoe with a soft corn. And irritation that causes the soft corn may also produce a bursitis condition that turns the toe red and swollen. Soft tissue corns between the toe can break down and form an abscess. Your podiatrist can evaluate this condition properly and advise you for the best care. ...Read more
The white patch on my tonsils has gone now but there is a red patch, a little bit like a scab is this bad?
I have been diagnosed with silent reflux because of hoarseness and my voice box is somewhat red with a little white patch?
Reflux: I see no question, but this is a real diagnosis and seems to have been made correctly. ...Read more
My son has deep pigmentation around mouth and red rash when the rash gets better the white patch gets bigger. What can I do to help him?
For years I've had this little white patch on my hand with 3 red pin dots in it, now there must be around 7dots, I also have some appearing on my arms?
You have a case: That really needs to be check out. It will be a good idea to go see a doctor. It's very difficult to help patients with dermatological issues without seeing the lesions, and the amount of information you gave us is very limited. ...Read more
Dr for swollen red r tonsil white patch 7 days ago. Strep neg. No longer sore runny eyes few red spots & white stone remain. Swelling way down. Dr.Dx'd allergic tonsillitis. How long swelling last?
Infection viral: Infectious mononucleosus CMV or adenovirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Slight sore throat, had white patch on soft pallet, now they are red & on roof, mouth dry, sore, feels like something in back of mouth weird taste wha?
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
I have a red sore under my tongue, near my back tooth. It hurts to swallow and talk as well. There is also a white patch in my throat near it.?
You get them often?: Aphateous ulcer or canker sore almost always starts as a red spot then white patchy or develops a tingling or burning sensation before any other symptoms are obvious. If you have a canker sore, your mouth will feel painful. Usually heals on its own within 10 to 14 days. To be sure see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
I have had this white patch on the tip of my glans for quite a while this is also coupled with a white ring on my foreskin. I also have developed tony little spots on the underside of my glans. I am really concerned and would appreciate any advice on how t
Here are some. ..: Specifically for your described scenario, it would be most advisable to collect & bring the detailed info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of symptoms & signs over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + tests as needed so to deduce Dx for Rx. How to properly process such care? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?
Uncertain diagnosis: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
I am covered raised 2 cm, dry, red patches, that are sore. Look round like ring worm. Tested inconclusive for infection, positive auto immune issue.
Are you: Are you seeing a dermatologist? If so you need to discuss this with them so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
At the back of my throat on the right hand side, think on my tonsil I have a large red patch with a ring of white around it its painful to swallow?
Strep?!: Often when we are checking someone with a sore throat we take notice of white patches which suggest "exudate" or pus associated with the infection. This is the hallmark of a strep throat which needs antibiotic treatment. Your Urgent Care or doctor's office should be able to do a Rapid Strep test, confirm the diagnosis, and get you started on antibiotics TODAY. Please go in NOW! Best wishes:) ...Read more
White patches inside the mouth can be caused by
Other underlying conditions and Diseses
Common infction are Thrush, bacteria ang viruses
Allrgic reaction to food can cause inflammation, swelling and white patches
Get it checked by your Family Doctor ...Read more
I've been having a recurring redness around the mouth, swelling of the lips in the morning, every thing red iches, cracked skin in the corners of the mouth, it's like a red ring around the mouth to my nose and to the bottom of my chin I've tried many thin
Sensitive skin: It may help to discuss with a physician because a lot of questions come to mind that would help differentiate possible causes. A common situation is contact sensitivity often to cosmetics or lip products, especially if there are fragrances or plant extracts contained in the products. Try avoiding these and take care to moisturize to promote healing (using frangrance/additive free product). ...Read more
I have a white patch on lip but I bite my lip could this be from that or leukoplakia and should I be concerned?
I would: Be a little concerned for the very reasons you mentioned. If you smoke or chew tobacco, I would be even more concerned! It may just be some post traumatic changes in your lip from biting it, although since I cannot see the patch, I cannot make that call. It is best to see your Dr or Dentist to verify the cause. Try to avoid biting your lip also! ...Read more
Concretion: Each tonsil has crevices or crypts which can gather cheesy white concretized masses. In the teenage and young adult age group and absent inflammation, these are not harmful nor harbingers for future problems. If they do not hurt and are not inflamed then normal oral-pharyngeal hygiene is adequate. If pain or inflammation develops see a doctor. ...Read more
My grandmother fell down the top of the stairs and all I can see is redness and red patches on her back. So I put ice on it. What should I do?
Bruises: If it just the soft tissue or even the rib bruises, time is the healer icing and anti inflammatory medicine might help with pain, If it is rib fracture without displacement the treatment is going to be the same, if there is displacement compromising the lungs needs intervention. If it is so she would have symptoms of severe pain and shortness of breath. Judge by the severity of the symptoms. ...Read more
I have an unknown bite. It's red. Spread out. Looks like a mountain range (the redness) it's swollen. Hot. And where the bite is. Is a white ring?
See a doctor: I don't know where you live but around here in usa it could be lyme and the earlier treated the better. Antibiotics are needed if it is lyme ...Read more
Rash: There is more than one cause for white discoloration of skin. A dermatologist can make an accurate assessment so that treatment can be recommended. Take care. ...Read more
My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?
Multiple causes: If the patch is singular, has been present since he was small, and has not changed over time, it may represent a hypopigmented birthmark (achromic nevus). If multiple and increasing in size and number over time, it may represent vitiligo. A dermatologist coukd help differentiate the etiologies. ...Read more
Sometimes I get a random patch of burning skin anywhere on my body. It doesn't last long, no redness. I'm very worried as to what the cause could be.
White patch: Lets do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures. Then we can figure out what to do. ...Read more
Hard to say. ..: Without a look at it, it's hard to give right diagnosis. Clinically, if it is flat with no elevation and itch, such lesion may be just a harmless vitiligo; if itchy but flat, it could be lichen simplex. Nonetheless, if it has been around for a while without symptoms, it would be most likely nothing to worry about. So, seek evaluation and counseling. ...Read more
I have a white patch in the crevice of my tonsil. Could this be tonsil cancer? Non smoker, rarely drink.
Tonsil stone: Probably a tonsil stone also known as a tonsillolith. Not worrisome, but can be annoying. ...Read more
Hard to tell..: It is hard to tell without seeing it, so, I recommend you see a physician so they can look at. That being said, itchy white patch makes me think of either fungal rash or psoriasis. A fungal rash would be treated with clotrimazole or other OTC antifungal. Psoriasis would be less likely, as you'd probably already have a history of it, but it would be treated by topical steroids. Show it to your doc. ...Read more
Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?
I'm concerned by your description of the area as being
puckered. You need to see a physician to examen your breast. Don't let fear keep you from getting an exam. It may or may not turn out to be anything significant. ...Read more
My daughter had what I thought was a freckle on her back but when it's exposed to sun she gets a larger white patch surrounding it.?
Hard to know: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that appears as spots of various colors: from white to reddish brown to light tan. These lesions can be more apparent after sun exposure because the surrounding skin becomes darker than the involved skin. It is treated with otc anti-fungal agents with "azole" in the active ingredient name. As this is just one possibility, confirming with Dermatologist. ...Read more
Small crusty white patch on back of scalp for 6+ months. Had before but most went away. Can't get info dr for 3 weeks. Should I be worried?
Ok to wait 3 weeks:
No worries. It's a little hard to say exactly what you have without being able to see the white patch, but what you are describing seems to be ok to wait for the 3 weeks. I definitely understand your concern but please be assured that being seen in a clinic is the best thing. Even if you go to an ER, the will still refer you to be seen in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more
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