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What Does Black Spots On Your Skin Mean
White spots on the s: There are as many causes of white spots on the skin as there are patients that have them. Everything from fungi to genetic or unknown causes can make white spots. Various depigmenting disorders can also make them. There's no way to tell you what's causing yours unless you see a dermatologist and have the diagnosis made. ...Read more
Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both , need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged oil glands?: A few things that can be yellow: enlarged oil glands, seborrheic keratosis, xanthomas. ...Read more
Beaus lines: White lines in your nails are called beaus lines and represent an illness or traumatic incident that has recently taken place. They look like ridges and are caused because cell divison of the nails have ceased. ...Read more
Pityriasis Alba: Pityriasis alba is characterized by patches of lighter skin mainly on the face, although the neck, upper chest, and arms are sometimes involved. The borders of the rash are not clearly visible. The light colored patch seems to blend gradually into normal appearing skin. Sometimes the rash is covered by very fine skin flakes resembling a light dust. ...Read more
Black dots: On the whites of your eyes are very common. There are common reasons for these changes. First, pigment spots often develop if you have darker skin pigment. Second, these dots may actually be the endings of nerves that are in your eyes. Another common cause of darkening occurs when the sclera (or white of the eye) becomes thinner as we age. The underlying pigmented tissue shows through there. ...Read more
Can be a lot: Fingernail disorders can be wide and varied as far as causes. Dermatologists are experts in fingernail diseases. White markings, called leukonychia, can be caused by trauma, infections, drugs, or other systemic diseases. ...Read more
Spots on Tongue: Spots on the tongue can be manifestations of many oral pathologies. I recommend that you make an appointment with an oral surgeon immediately to have a thorough examination performed to ease your concerns! ...Read more
Red spots on tongue: There are many things that could be causing this, the differential would include vit B12 deficiency, asthma, digestive disorder, stds, trauma to the tongue, scarlet fever, cancer, excessive alcohol intake, excessive spicy foods... Without more of a history it is impossible to say which it is. I would suggest you see your dr for an evaluation and some history and blood work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lumps on the eye: The iris is covered by a clear coating called the cornea. Most likely, the lumps you are referring to are on the eye surface, most often at the junction between the cornea and the conjunctiva. There are many possible causes for these lumps, including chronic sunlight exposure, infection and scarring. ...Read more
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