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Wounds On The Skin Heal Leaving Dark Spots Which Don't Go
I have a growing dark spot under the skin surface on my forehead. It's above my nose and is flat. I do have cirrhosis of the liver.?
See derm: See dermatologist to find out whether this of concern. ...Read more
Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes.
Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have had the greatest sun exposure, such as the:backs of the hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more
See derm: Please see dermatologist for evaluation because this could be several diseases. ...Read more
The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?
What are liver spots? I have 5 pin head size dots on my chest/tummy and some on my back. Someone said could just be liver spots
Can only guess...: ...without an image. Understanding your underlying medical problems, exposures, risks would be helpful as well. Would ask that you allow a physician to examine your "spots" (whether in the office or via telemedicine), and go from there. Also, I see you have a history of shingles, which can recur. ...Read more
Bug bites on my baby's skin leave a dark spot each time. What should I do to get rid of the spots?
Time: They will take weeks to go away. ...Read more
Possible: Possible, especially if you have pigmented skin but in time fades away. ...Read more
I have dark spots on my ankle, thighs, in the middle /under my breast it itchs all the time when I scrach it iit leave blood stains under my skin. Wh?
DARK SPOTS ITCHES:
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
SINCE IT ITCHES ALL THE TIME, WHY DON'T YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST?
HE OR SHE CAN FIND THE CAUSE AND PRESCRIBE A CURE. . .
DONIT SOON! ...Read more
How does co2 laser resurfacing get rid of wrinkles and dark spots? I understand that the co2 laser damages the skin and forces it to heal itself. But I don't understand exactly how that gets rid of wrinkles and spots..
This is a good question. Total fx laser resurfacing (co2 laser) vaporizes the soft tissues of the face to eliminate/reduce sun spots, decrease and remove lines and wrinkles as well as reducing pore size. This is through the production of a controlled injury to the papillary dermis (upper dermis), after which replacement of damaged tissues with new healthy, compact collagen takes place. One also sees a more homogenous complexion of the skin tone (color) and the reduction of telangiectasias (small red capillaries) due to this injury and tissue replacement. Optimal results are seen over a 90 â€“ 120 day timeline.
Be healthy and be well,
james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more
After acne marks starts to disappear gradually. Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone. Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?
Penis head skin is bumpy, have small skin coloured pimples, small dark spots, doc gave Bepanthen to apply. Is it safe to use, Will it heal? Help?
Safe: Also useless, a waste of money. You are not describing a infection and this cream will not benefit anything. You had best see a dermatologist and begin by defining these lesions. Any treatment must flow from the diagnosis. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my small toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. But left a pinkish wound on the skin. Wat is it?
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have a itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot : ( (?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more
Black tiny spot on my toenail. I cut the nail portion off and dark spot came off with the nail. Left a pinkish wound on the skin. Scared abt melanoma?
I had oral sex and fingering. My pubic bone and lips hurt. On my clitoral hood and vagina opening I have a red spot wound, like raw skin. How to heal?
Rest: Painful pubic bone & lips could be due to trauma from over enthusiastic fun. Red spot wound could be due to infection. See your Family Doc or Gyn for evaluation & testing. May need antibiotics. Or just rest. ...Read more
Impossible: To say..."dark spots" is not very specific. Normal blood vessels show up as black and look circular in cross section, so it may be nothing. However, talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more
Need to see image: Can't really give a definite answer without seeing the study. A round, solid black spot could be a cyst. You also might have seen blood vessels in cross section. Could be any number of things. What did the report say? You should just ask your doctor. ...Read more
Tissue density: Basically speaking, the darker the area the lower the density. Air would be the darkest, water less and bone the lightest. In a non contrast CT, bile filled areas such as the ducts gall bladder or cysts may be the darkest. This will change if an IV contrast is added during the examination. There are always variations to this based on different pathologies ...Read more
I have dark circles and starting to get liver spots on my face I'm only 38 what is wrong with me.?
See derm: See dermatologist. This may be normal for you. ...Read more
Could be normal: And this will depend on your skin color and genetic tendencies. However, it could also be abnormal and associated with oral contraceptive use or excessive sun or other hormonal or skin conditions. I would first meet with a dermatologist to discuss options for treatment. ...Read more
Will Vitamin A & E supplements (or cod liver oil) help keratosis pilaris? The bumps are barely raised but they cause hundreds of tiny dark spots!
Won't help: I have a couple of physician acquaintances who have this. Nothing works, and they simply don't let it bother them. ...Read more
Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?
I have broke out in big spots that bust on there own and leave big holes in my skin what would cause this and what should I do about it?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
How can I take the acne black spots. They leave in ur skin is there tratment please help. I want to take then off.
Best left alone: If you have active lesions, get them managed. All acne can be controlled well nowadays. The dark spots on the skin (postinflammatory pigmentation) will fade over time; you might be offered a bleach to apply with care, but this is difficult and can itself be disfiguring. You're a young man; if you're physically fit, you'll look great with or without the acne spots that so many men your age sport. ...Read more
There's largo no. Of acne appeared on my face specially cheeks, many of them are bleeding n some leave spots. My age is 21 years n I have mixed skin.
Red itchy spots on my thighs, arms, back, underarms & hip. It just dries up and leave those dried up skin. What is it?
My left eye waters uncontrollably, and as a result I get red, sore spots that hurt very badly then peel and leave raw red skin under and on the lid.
Dark spots: There are different methods of treating dark spots. Some are as simple as creams and skin regimens which even out tone of the skin. Laser treatments can also be used to even out pigmentation. Make sure the spots are benign appearing before starting any regimen. A good dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more