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What Is It When You Have White Ashy Spot On Face
Blemish: A blemish typically results from an inflammatory lesion such as an acne breakout and once it heals, it leaves a discolored or dark spot known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If, however this is a new pigmented isolated lesion without previous inflammation, then it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Make sure not cancer: See physician first to make sure it is not a skin cancer. Sometimes the worst appearing lesion may not be a cancer. Dark spots depending on appearance can be very embarassing. Most physicians can remove these depending on the size. Your insurance may consider it cosmetic surgery. If it is a problem to you, then go for getting it removed. ...Read more
Dermatologists help.: Without any more details other than a 'dark spot', the best advice would be to visit a dermatologist (skin doctor). They specialize in all manner of skin problems and can offer you suggestions and treatment for your spot. If the edges are abnormal, if the borders are irregular, if the color is uneven or if the diameter is >6mm, it could be melanoma. In this case, see a doctor now. Melanoma kills. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dark Spots: Discuss chemical peels and laser therapy with your dermatologist. Chemical peels involve using citric acid to remove the damaged top layer of skin from the face. It will remove brown spots and even skin tone. Laser therapy uses an intense light to bring healthy red blood cells to the skin's surface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of dark spots/freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! consult doc if you want it permanent. Good luck. ...Read more
Hard to say: If this is under the skin it is probably a trichilemmal cyst. ...Read more
Soft spot: Spot spot on scalp may represent a wen. Consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Interesting: Have it checked to see what it is. See the doctor for the answer. ...Read more
Doubts!: I do not think this will change if it has been this long. See a derm and see what the doc recommends. There are lighteners that may help but no necessarily recommended. ...Read more
Mushy spot in scalp?: If a soft or mushy spot on the scalp stays for more than 1-2 weeks, it should be evaluated to see why (in case it is some abnormal skin growth or some type of skin cancer). If it lasts only a few days to a week or two, it could just be some temporary pimple, small cyst, or small abscess that drained itself and went back to normal. If all is not back to normal quickly, an exam is needed. ...Read more
No, it's not: Especially if the spot is new and or enlarging with time, i would recommend having your primary doctor take a look at it. It's hard to say anything else without more information. ...Read more
No: I don't believe this would be the reason for premature closure. ...Read more
Dark spots: Since this is a persistent problem, follow up with a Dermatologist. Next, take note of the spot. Has it changed any over the years... Bigger/smaller, lighter/darker, painful? Be sure to share any changes with your doctor. ...Read more
Likely: You don't quite give enough information here but I can tell you that people who experience headaches often complain about them being in the same spot over and over again so I don't think you are alone in experiencing that. Is it pain that comes over and over again? If so, you may want to see your doctor and discuss with him/her about ways to help get rid of it or manage it better. ...Read more
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