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Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Does Mederma work well on acne scars and age spots?

Mederma won't work: Mederma can be helpful for surgical or traumatic wounds during the healing period. Once scars have matured it is unlikely that mederma will result in any improvement. ...Read more

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Age Spots (Definition)

Age or liver spots typically refer to a skin lesion known as a solar lentigo. Typically this is flat, larger than normal freckles and contains darker pigmentation. Other age spots may refer to seborrheic keratoses that are dark, slightly elevated and are described as looking like grease paint. Both of these lesions are generally benign but evaluation by a ...Read more


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I've have a red mark on my hand for 2 yrs now and its started changing and spreading. It doesn't look like an age spot or cancer?

I've have a red mark on my hand for 2 yrs now and its started changing and spreading. It doesn't look like an age spot or cancer?

Get Checked!: I would get your primary doctor (or a dermatologist if you have one you can go to) to take a look at it and render an opinion, especially since you've observed a significant change. ...Read more

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What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

What does the spot after a tick bite look like?

Often a red spot: The primary infection of lyme disease is a rapidly expanding ring. This should be promptly treated. A temporary red spot is a reaction to the tick rather than lyme. ...Read more

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Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat  we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

See your Peds doc!: There are some congenital abnormalities that are related to premature closure of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis). In layman terms- areas of the head that can close early resulting in skull deformities. Some need to be fixed by surgery. There are some that are clearly positional- with modifying sleep habits or using a helmet- these deformities can be solved. Some are completely normal. ...Read more

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Does everybody get age spot growths on their skin if they are lucky enough to live to be old ?

Does everybody get age spot growths on their skin if they are lucky enough to live to be old ?

Age spots: These "liver" or "age" spots, o/w called senile or solar lentigines, are very common over 40. Of course with pigmented lesions it is very important to consider more serious, and possibly life-threatening forms such as malignant melanoma. So, always see your dermatologist if a lesion is changing or has any of the warning signs of melanoma- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001853/. ...Read more

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Do I have an age spot or a birthmark?

Do I have an age spot or a birthmark?

Don't have a clue: On this public site we don't have access to anything you upload, so if you sent in a picture we cannot see it.If your spot was there within weeks of birth then it might be considered a birthmark.Otherwise you need to ask your doc or have someone look at it. ...Read more

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My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

My tongue has spot that make it look like a strawberry can stress cause this?

Possible geogrtongue: Median rhomboid glossitis is a rectangular area in the midcentral tongue where some taste buds are missing congenitally. Geographic tongue occurs with migratory red spots on the top surface of the tongue. Both are benign conditions. ...Read more

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Was on mini pill and bled/spot for 4 months,so came off it ages ago,had the injection today will I bleed constantly on that like I did with the pill?

Was on mini pill and bled/spot for 4 months,so came off it ages ago,had the injection today will I bleed constantly on that like I did with the pill?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...Read more

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Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Is scratching an age spot off bad?

Possibly: You may possibly cause scarring by scratching off a lesion. Another problem is if you want to have a definitive diagnosis of whether or not the lesion is a skin cancer, you would need to have the lesion present for the doctor to evaluate and biopsy. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid remove an age spot?

It might lighten: spot, but won't likely remove completely.

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Can age spots become cancerous? I have noticed what i think is my first age spot. Should i be concerned that it could turn cancerous? .

Can age spots become cancerous? I have noticed what i think is my first age spot.  Should i be concerned that it could turn cancerous?

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No not really: Age spots mean different things to different people. But most spots on the skin that appear as we grow older are benign. So they rarely become cancerous. But skin cancer is relatively common. If there is anything that is growing and causing you concern, it should be checked by a physician or by a skin specialist(dermatologist). ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?

What does a tick bite look like and what does it look like if its Lyme disease and what are the symptoms got bit a month ago and spot still there?

Appearance varies: A tick bite can be invisible after the tick detaches, or leave a red spot. When lyme is in the tick, often (but not always) a red rash spreads out in a circle (can be other shapes too) and is often clearing from the center outward. Called a "bull's eye" rash because of its appearance. ...Read more

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I have a light brown round spot the size of the tip of ur pinky on my pubic area just noticed when I shaved. If it was cancer what would it look like?

I have a light brown round spot the size of  the tip of ur pinky on my pubic area just noticed when I shaved. If it was cancer what would it look like?

Check ABCD/ Melanoma: Moles are usually benign unless they begin to change color, size or borders. Mixtures of colors and border irregularity(read up on ABCD of Moles/melanoma) are signs to look for a dangerous mole. If it is one uniform color and has a round border then it is unlikely to be a melanoma. ...Read more

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I have a age spot that is getting bigger on my face. Do I need to have it looked at ?

I have a age spot that is getting bigger on my face. Do I need to have it looked at ?

Absolutely: In general, I recommend having any changing skin lesion evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal at the age 55 to spot a little blood at had been having cramps for several days and then today 10-11-14 I spotted a little blood?

Is it normal at the age 55 to spot a little  blood at had been having cramps  for several days and then today 10-11-14 I spotted a little blood?

Post menopausal: Bleeding isn't normal. I suggest you see your primary care or OB/Gyn for a checkup as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap. ...Read more