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Dark brown spot above upper lip. What is it, how to cure it?

I have recently noticed (or rather my husband noticed first and pointed it out) a small dark spot above my upper lip. It is slightly raised and a darker brown color (I am fair with red hair and freckles). I would say it looked like a large freckle except that is raised. After a few hours it went away. It has happened a few times. It happened again tonight. No other symptoms - itching, redness, etc. Just slightly raised and brown. Have you ever seen/heard of this and should I go to the derm?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum and thanks for your query.

Looks like you have developed a lesion of papular urticaria.
Papular urticaria is a peculiar allergic response characterized by a sudden onset of raised lesions on exposed areas of the body.
The disease is provoked by an insect bite mostly a mosquito bite.
You need to apply an antibiotic/steroid combination cream over the lesion twice a day.
Take oral antihistamine like levocetrizine once a day to decrease the itching.

Do not use any moisturizer or oils till the time the lesion heals .

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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