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Why Do I Have Spots On My Face
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, certain medications may increase the number, intensity, and distribution of the dark spots. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will reduce the appearance of these lesions. ...Read more
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...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
May be eczema?: Whitish spots on the face may be eczema (pityriasis alba), especially if it dryish and itching a bit. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) should look at it if it doesn't go away with simple treatment. Sometimes the rash can be ringworm (a fungus) or some other disorder. Simple treatment of a spot may mean trying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream, plus moisturizers. ...Read more
White spots: There are various reasons this could be occurring. Visualization of skin and history need to be done in order to make diagnosis and provide treatment options. ...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
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
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