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What could a white patch with a red ring around it be?

What could a white patch with a red ring around it be?

Possible fungus: Your description could mean a number of things. If there is some scaling then a fungal infection is possible. Having someone examine this is important. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

I have a white patch on the uvula, but no pain or redness. Confused as to what it might be.?

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

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Pain between toe, which is also red, was a bump between, now just white patch?

Pain between toe, which is also red, was a bump between, now just white patch?

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

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The white patch on my tonsils has gone now but there is a red patch, a little bit like a scab is this bad?

The white patch on my tonsils has gone now but there is a red patch, a little bit like a scab is this bad?

Still healing...: It is hard to answer your question completely without more information. If you are recovering from strep throat, it may take a week or more for the red inflammation to fully resolve. ...Read more

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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?

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?

? Atopic dermatitis: Without examining your son it is not possible to be sure. However, could he have atopic dermatitis and is getting pigment loss at the sites of his rash? This can happen in atopic patients. I would suggest you see a consultant in dermatology to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What could a white patch in the mouth mean? Is it serious?

What could a white patch in the mouth mean? Is it serious?

InfectionTraumaCanc: White patches inside the mouth can be caused by
Infection
Inflammation
Trauma
Cancer
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

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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

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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 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

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What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

Few possibilities: Could be a fungal infection, biofilm, layers of old tissue. Your dentist or physician can determine the cause easily, please seek their help. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on my clitoris which is very sore when touched. What could it be?

I have a white patch on my clitoris which is very sore when touched. What could it be?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. A painful genital sore is concerning for herpes. A painless one is concerning for syphilis. Get tested. ...Read more

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I have a white patch of what looks like pus on the side of my throat. What could it be?

I have a white patch of what looks like pus on the side of my throat. What could it be?

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

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On my body....There is two white patch how to remove them.....

On my body....There is two white patch how to remove them.....

What: I would advise you to get a doctor to tell you what the white patches are before you try to get them removed. Vitiligo, fungal infection, other? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My rash turned to a white patch, what can I do for this?

My rash turned to a white patch, what can I do for this?

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

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White patch around anus what is it?

White patch around anus what is it?

Lichenification: That is the most common white "plaque like" patch. It is a benign phenomenon usually will resolve with topical steroids. However YOU SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY A PHYSICIAN. There are other less benign conditions that look like that ...Read more

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My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?

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

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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.

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.

Random patch of burn: Would follow up with neurologist could be elevated sugar, thyroid disease, B12 (usually is in legs first), or autoimmune versus MS. Follow up with neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes this white patch around tooth/gumline?

What causes this white patch around tooth/gumline?

Several things, so:: See your dentist. White patches in the guns can be normal or caused by trauma from abrasion, chemical or thermal burn, infection, inflammation, cystic change or cancer. See your dentist for any "oddity" that lasts more than 3 days. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 14 months baby girl has a white patch to her lips?

My 14 months baby girl has a white patch to her lips?

Thrush: It could be a fungal infection called thrush that requires medication to treat so visit your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do to get rid of the white patch on my finger?

Could you tell me what to do to get rid of the white patch on my finger?

White patch: Lets do 2nd opinion and you can send pictures. Then we can figure out what to do. ...Read more

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Can ringworm on cheek be a white patch?

Can ringworm on cheek be a white patch?

Ringworm=fungus: Ringworm is a fungal infection, and doesn't usually appear as a white patch unless it has been treated and going through the 'post-inflammatory hypopigmentation' phase. Other types of fungal infections DO appear this way in their primary state. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on my scrotom and under my penis, any idea what it is?

I have a white patch on my scrotom and under my penis, any idea what it is?

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

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I have a white patch in the crevice of my tonsil. Could this be tonsil cancer? Non smoker, rarely drink.

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

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Hello doc. I have a white patch area on my thumb and it's kind of iching.

Hello doc. I have a white patch area on my thumb and it's kind of iching.

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

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Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?

Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?

Possibly: 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

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I have a white patch on hair on my head?

? birthmark: If you have had this "white patch" all your life, it may be a birth mark. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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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?

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: Hi
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