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In my shower, under the soap holder, found lots of black stuff. kinda white and little fuzzy. is it black mold or soap scum. will poison my lungs

In my shower, under the soap holder, found lots of black stuff. kinda white and little fuzzy. is it black mold or soap scum. will poison my lungs

Just scrub it down: No worries. If a person uses a shower, and sees mold or mildew, he should get some cleaning solution (made with a bit of bleach and water, or bought from the store already made) and scrub the shower stall down once a week. If for some reason the person is physically unable to scrub a shower, he can use a milder solution (also sold in stores) and just spray the mold or mildew areas twice a weekly. ...Read more

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White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

White patch on gums that wiped off. Small white dots on gums that won't wipe off and white and yellow spots on tonsils! what could be the problem?

Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical evaluation and cannot be diagnosed over the internet, sight unseen. Will merely listing some possibilities actual benefit you? See your dentist to start who may refer you to a physician if necessary. ...Read more

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Help, I have black dot on white part of eye?

Help, I have black dot on white part of eye?

Checkup: Is this spot new? Suddenly developed? Result of injury? Is it a lesion that has changed in its appearance over time? Pain? Change I'm vision? An exam is obviously important to diagnose and to establish a treatment plan. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Have a sore on thumb from black mold splinter. Splinter is out. Angry red outline  brown background and green center with 2 red dots. What to do?

Infection: you need to get seen since it sounds like you have an infection and may need antibiotics. Do not delay much longer since it sounds like the infection is getting worse. ...Read more

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Tiny black bugs white spots in kitchen window & counter top?

Dr Pest Control: Most likely benign, but need better description. Call a pest control company. ...Read more

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I have tiny black spots on my breast almost looks like a black head when squeezed white stuff comes out some are red instead of black..is this normal?

I have tiny black spots on my breast almost looks like a black head when squeezed white stuff comes out some are red instead of black..is this normal?

It is a blackhead: What you describe is a form of blackhead. Although most people are familiar with this on their face, this can also occur on the chest or back. Not serious, just ugly... :( There are treatments to make formation of these less likely but if there is just one or two a gentle squeeze is okay. ...Read more

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Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots on white of eye mean anything?

Black dots: Black dots on the white of the eye can be many issues. Causes include foreign bodies, nevii, congenital pigmentation, oculodermal melanosis, topical medications, primary acquired melanosis, melanoma, or other issues. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden brown stains on hands, looks like iodine stains?

Sudden brown stains on hands, looks like iodine stains?

Brown Spots on hands: There are several causes for brown spots on your hands, not all of which have to do with a vitamin deficiency. Brown spots may be due to a lack of vitamin c or b12, anemia, weak liver function or cumulative sun damage. It's important to investigate each potential cause; your doctor can help. If your brown spots are indeed caused by a lack of essential nutrients, add a vitamin supplement. ...Read more

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I'm a fairly light skin black girl¬iced that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest Help?

I'm a fairly light skin black girl&noticed that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest
Help?

Doctor can evaluate: Dark patches are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam can help decide what spots on the chest and back might be. Spots can be "post-inflammatory", the residual effects of an earlier rash. Spots can be skin reactions with chemicals, leaving colored stains. They can be eczema (sensitive, dry skin), fungal infections (tinea versicolor), psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), pityriasis rosea, etc... ...Read more

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Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

Going orthodontic treatment noticed white spots on upper gums,spot are offwhite in colour?

See an orthodontist: There are a few of potential causes for white spots on your gums, and usually it is a normal color variation. However, evaluation by an oral health professional orthodontist or dentist is needed to determine if spots are a cause for concern. Good luck with your braces. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I have black spots on the whites of my eyeballs?

I have black spots on the whites of my eyeballs?

Benign pigmentation: Black spots are most likely nerve entrance points and are not side for concern. These should not change over time. If the spots grow over time, you should get them checked out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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White spots on nails are bad. Right?

White spots on nails are bad. Right?

White spots on nails: Leuchnychia or white spots on the nails are very common.Most of the time these are caused by some past injury to the nails which you you do not remember, or from pressure on nails when having manicure, or due to allergic reaction to nail polish or nail hardners.Sometimes rarely it may be syptom of a mild infection. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

I have white spots on my gums and around the teeth my gums are turing blueish black. ?

Gum problems: There any number of causes for your symptoms. If you have a regular dentist, i would see him as soon as you can. He may employ the help of a periodontist for final diagnosis depending on what he finds. In my opinion without seeing for myself, it sounds like a fairly uncommon condition called anug- acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. See your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more

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Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Strange white patch at back of throat and white spots on tonsils?

Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

Whitish spots and dots on my stools.  What is it, undigested food?

White spots on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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I have dark spots and what looks like dark clouds moving in front of my eyes

I have dark spots and what looks like dark clouds moving in front of my eyes

Floaters and Flashes: These are called "floaters." They happen to almost everyone. They are caused by natural breakdown of the normal vitreous gel that forms the eye, which is made of collagen and other molecules. IF you are having flashing lights in addition to the floaters, you need to be seen ASAP by an eye doctor for a dilated exam to check for a retinal tear or detachment. ...Read more

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Spots on my chest and neck it's like a light brown color?

Spots on my chest and neck
it's like a light brown color?

Tinea versicolor: This is most consistent with tinea versicolor (not tinea corporis or "ringworm") which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to neck, chest, & back. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. ...Read more

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