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White Spots On Contact Lenses
Under age: Your are under 16, so you can not use this platform alone, an adult may ask on your behalf. However, you may want to see your primary doctor who may or may not refer you to an ophthalmologist, good luck ...Read more
Submit a photo: I don' want to guess at what you are trying to describe. Pleas submit a photo. Thanks. ...Read more
I have a clear cornea bump/ spot on my cornea its round and I think its a cyst but IM not sure, I don't wear contact lenses and I'm not having symptom?
Bump: Please send photo or consult with us to be sure it is not serious. ...Read more
My eye is red and has a white cloudy spot in the iris. Contact lens out for 2 days but had to put them back in today. No pain just fuzzy spot looking?
Irritated and red eye on right side of iris to the corner, contact wearer, feels scratchy. No white spots or any ulcer. Worse with contact out?
Dryness is possible: A common cause of redness and irritation with contacts is dryness. Other issues are contact lens overwear and improper management. Are you removing the lens each night? Are you rinsing it well after cleaning before insertion? Check with the initial fitter of the lens to see if some changes need be made. ...Read more
How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime I put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over
This: This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more
Contacts: Probably yes but please contact your eye doctor for certainty. ...Read more
I found some white spots on my back and shoulders, what should I do? P.S. Today I noticed some small spots on my chest and neck!
My dr ordered a m r i, found 20 white spots on my brain, he says its m s u think its what it is, ?
Not necessarily: If you have history of migraine, head injury, high blood pressure or merely taking a variety of meds, could be better answer (eg, microvascular angioplasty). Ms is best diagnosed based on history and physical exam. The MRI is used for confirmation and treatment decisions in part. Get neurological consultation. ...Read more
Thrush: Those white spots in your baby's mouth can be thrush. This is an infection with a fungus called candida that is common in babies. It causes white plaques on the tongue and mouth that can occasionally bleed. An oral anti-fungal medicine can help eliminate the infection, especially if it makes it uncomfortable for your baby to feed. ...Read more
Where? What? Etc.: You didn't mention where you have them? What size? How many? For how long? Any other symptoms, either locally or the rest of your body. There is not enough information to even try to answer so general a question. Why don't you repost your question with more information. ...Read more
Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides (a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Do white spots look like millet? If so and without long foreskin-related inflammation, they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are harmless & require no Rx at all. Nonetheless, without a direct look, a prefect Dx is hard to come by. So, seek professional evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more
There are a few different things that could be going on here:
- chronic/recurrent bacterial infections with non-strep bacteria
- viral infections (such as mono)
- tonsilliths - also known as "tonsil stones" these are little pieces of food that become lodged in the folds of the tonsil. Like an oyster, the tonsil becomes irritated and coats these pieces in mucus until the pop out on their own (those are the "white spots"). They can sometimes cause soreness and bad breath.
If this continues to be a chronic problem, you may want to see an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor) for a more in-depth exam, throat cultures, and to possibly consider having your tonsils removed if other therapies are not working. Good luck! ...Read more
This could be viral, herpes for example.
It could be fungal, especially since it is white.
Herpes should form blisters that break open and are painful.
This should of course be visually examined by your doctor.
An anti fungal cream might be tried first.
The best course would be to swab this and test for viral and fungus. ...Read more
It is possible that: You are referring to montgomery glands on the areolas. ...Read more
Normal variation?: Difficult to answer without an exam. In a non-sexually active teenager, white spots or small bumps on the penile shaft are usually just prominent sebaceous glands or hair follicles which are normal. If that does not appear to be the answer and you are concerned, recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Most likely no. The common sebaceous cysts that are oil and dead skin cells that block hair follicles on the scrotum are often brought to my attention in my clinic.
If the spots become painful then you need them to be evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more
Only if...: Only if you don't follow instructions. White spots form from bacteria taking food debris, turning into acid, and the acid etches calcium out of the tooth enamel. If you keep your teeth spotlessly clean and don't eat foods that can dislodge your braces, you should be scar-free when your braces come off. ...Read more