Birth Marks Related Articles & Blog Posts
Related concepts: Angel kiss, Stork bites, Nevus simplex, Telangiectatic nevus, Unna’s nevus Introduction to salmon patches: Angel kisses and stork bites are among the picturesque names given to these very common birthmarks. Parents often worry that these will last a lifetime or get darker with time – the opposite tends to be true. They are [...]Read full story
Slate Grey Patches
Related concepts: Mongolian Spots Introduction to slate grey patches: Several years ago, I met a little girl who had been taken from her parents because authorities noticed that her body, especially her buttocks, was covered with large, deep bruises. She and her parents were ripped from one another for her own good. I can only [...]Read full story
Related concepts: Acquired moles, Congenital moles, Giant moles, Pigmented nevi, Giant hairy nevus, Bathing-trunk nevus, Coat-sleeve nevus, Stocking nevus, Cape-like nevus. Introduction to moles: Parents need to know that most moles are benign, but that at least half of malignant melanomas do appear in moles. With some types of moles, this transformation into cancer often [...]Read full story
Related concepts: Cavernous hemangioma, Strawberry hemangioma Introduction: “I didn’t notice that little birthmark before… “It’s cute.” “It’s huge! Will it really go away?” Parents’ reactions to these colorful birthmarks vary almost as much as the hemangiomas themselves.Read full story
What are Mongolian Spots?
My daughter was born with a birthmark on her buttocks. The doctor said it is called a “Mongolian spot”. Could you provide information on Mongolian spots, such as what causes them and how parents can deal with them? Thank…Read full story