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Greenish spot on the side. Matter of concern?

Hi im asking about my 16yr old son. He has a spot on his side which has been there a while its about the size of my little finger tip. It has red around it and the spot goes in (not out) which is like a infected colour green. He doesn t have any other spots just a few little teenage spots on his face. Do you think I should be worried at all. Thank you. Sian
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

As per your query your son have greenish spot. IN your query you have not mentioned the exact area where the spot is present and the time period since the spot is their. As per your query the greenish spot also have reddish color along with of the spot.
Most commonly these kind of spots are formed after simple collection of blood after any injury or due to friction which we call as "bruises'.
As these bruises changes the color it is first red, then blue, black and lastly green.
Ask your son for any injury over that site. You can wait for around 7days. If the color is changing then is nothing to be worried but if this persist then it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance.

Hope these information will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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