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White Spots On Koi Fish
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
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
A number of: Possibilities. You would need an actual exam for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Where on your: Thighs. Are they itchy? Is there any redness, for how long? ...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
Possibly candidiasis: Candidiasis, sometimes called thrush, is a fungal infection that can cause white patches on the tongue. Usually these patches can be scrapped off and leave a bleeding surface. It is easily treatable with medication. Have your child evaluated by there pediatric dentist or pediatrician. They should be able to tell you if this is candidiasis. ...Read more
Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result of an active lifestyle and minor trauma to the nailbed. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If theis is due to repeated tanning and/or scarring, there may be few options for definitive treatment. Some practitioners have suggested skin needling as a possible treatment. Camouflage with makeup or intra dermal pigment (tattoo) may be helpful. If due to fungal infections, treatment with topical or oral agents may be of benefit. See a dermatologist for a diagnosis ...Read more
Moisturize: Dry, light colored, scaly patches or pityriasis alba is a milder presentation of eczema. Both are primarily a dry skin problem. Basic treatment is to correct the dry skin by using moisturizers and avoiding practices that dry the skin such as bathing in hot water or use of perfumed soaps. You may need additional treatment with steroid creams which would require a visit with your doctor. ...Read more