Birthmark

What is Birthmark?

A birthmark is a benign irregularity on the skin which is present at birth or appears shortly after birth, usually in the first month. They can occur anywhere on the skin. Birthmarks are caused by overgrowth of blood vessels, melanocytes, smooth muscle, fat, fibroblasts, or keratinocytes.

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Hi, my infant has a red mark on the right eyelid, below the right eye and on the forehead. is it a salmon patch or port wine stain? It appeared a...

doctor1 MD

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Red Mark

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Hello. I just read through your question.
These are very common finding in newborns. Red marks on the...

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can a birthmark be removed?

doctor1 MD

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removal of birthmark with laser therapy

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Thanks for contacting HCM

The short answer is yes most birthmarks can be...

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I have had a red patch in the center of my chest for a few years now. It doesn't itch and has not spread anywhere else. What on earth could it be?

doctor1 MD

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It is a capillary haemangioma

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Hello, Thank you for posting your question on HealthcareMagic.
The mark which you have...

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