Definition An ear (preauricular) tag is a small skin tag or pit in front of the outside part of the ear. Alternative Names Preauricular tag; Preauricular pit Considerations Skin tags and pits just in front of the opening of the outside (external) ear are commonly seen in newborn infants. In most cases, these are normal. However, both preauricular tags and pits can be associated with other medical conditions. It is important to point out skin tags or pits to your child's health care provider during the routine well-child examination. Common Causes An inherited tendency to have this facial feature A genetic syndrome that has preauricular pits or tags as one feature A sinus tract problem (an abnormal connection between the skin and tissue underneath)
A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.
Here's what you need to know:
Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:
1. Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.
2. Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the v...
Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about new or changing moles in kids and pregnant women as these two groups tend to have moles of concern that bring them into the dermatologist's office. Overall, dermatologists prefer not to perform procedures on kids or pregnant women but we also do not want to miss a skin cancer on anyone! As any women who has been pregnant knows, many things about the body change during pregnancy, including the skin. While there are specific rashes associated with pregnancy, new growths can appear and existing moles can change shape and size as the pregnancy progresses and hormone levels fluctuate. In many cases, existing moles will become darker and larger, which of course causes concern. In the majority of cases, this is normal, especially if multiple moles change or many new growths occur in a short time period. However, melanoma and other skin cancers can appear in pregnant women just as commonly as in non-p...
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