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What If My Baby Has Brown Spots On His Body
Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be followed. Ask you pediatrician - since they can actually see the "brown spots" you are referring to they are in the best position to give them a name and let you know the significance. Internet "guessing" is likely only going to cause undue anxiety. ...Read more
Maybe: If there are only one or two light brown (cafe au lait) spots, this can be normal. However, more than 5 such spots could be an indicator of a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis. These children with more than 5 spots and other symptoms like freckles in their armpits and eye findings need to be seen by a genetics specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have these red brown spots all over my body. I have had them over 5 years. I honk it's Henoch-Schönlein. Can you die from this?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate the eruption. I'm not aware of henoch-schonlein purpura, which is a vasculitis ,lasting that long or causing a generalized eruption. In my experience it involves the lower legs and intestinal tract. I would start the evaluation by seeing the dermatologist. ...Read more
Usually not: There is a condition called neurofibromatosis associated with cafe au lait spots. These spots are large, more than 1 cm in diameter, flat, painless, numbering more than 5 on the body. Patients can develop blockages of the kidney arteries. This causes severe hypertension. If you have kidney failure you can develop nodularis prurigo, severe itchy lumps that darken after time. ...Read more
I have notice a couple of brown spots appearing on my upper body. Some of it has changed to a red colour. It is like a red pimle. What is it please?
Hi! I have 2 tan-brown spots on my back and i want them gone. I just noticed them tonight and i am a child under the age of 18. Mom dont know about it?
You are a minor!: Nobody will do anything to you without your mother's or father's legal consent. You are only 9 years old. Speak to at least one of them about your concerns. ...Read more
My daughter is 2 months old and she has several brown spots on het body. Please help. She was also diagnosed with one extra chromosome.
Genetics referral: You should ask your pediatrician for a referral to a specialist for kids with chromosome abnormalities. I'm sure your pediatrician was planning to do this already at your next visit, but if it is worrying you a lot, call the clinic and see if you can't be referred sooner. ...Read more
I have for the past couple months developed mysterious brown spots that occur sporatically over my body they itch then scab.Er docs didn't have a clue.?
Probably benign: As we age we often develop itchy, scaly, brown spots in areas of friction and past sun exposure. If we scratch them, the brown can come off and the spots may bleed. If the spots are round/oval, uniform in color and thickness, they may be simple seborrheic keratoses, benign lesions that your doc can remove with freezing. If irregular shape/color, see doc soon for thorough evaluation. ...Read more