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Old 03-22-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Gaylord MI
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Default White spots above eye lids?? Anyone Know what causes this?

Im 34 and a few months ago I noticed I have these white (or discolored) spots above both eyelids and below my eyebrows. Really wierd and never seen anything like it. They are a little puffy too but not raised to far from the skin. Dont know if it could be baby related, noticed them just after I gave birth to my 3rd child. the spots are in the same area on both sides identical to eachother.

 
Old 03-22-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Are they skin tabs?
 
Old 03-22-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Gaylord MI
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I dont know....they dont look like the kind of skin tabs I have seen on people before. They are flat almost looks like someone took an eraser and erased my skin there *L* I know that sounds funny but the pigment is gone. Its not like extra skin has grown it is just very hard to explain...maybe I should take a pic and put it on here...I have a pic on my profile but I dont think you can notice them, I would have to do a close up
 
Old 03-22-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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That doesn't sound like skin tabs. Do a search on Google and see what you come up with. If you are really worried I would see a good dermatologist.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 11:58 PM
 
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They're not milk spots?
 
Old 03-23-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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They might be millia, sort of like a small whitehead or plugged pore. Even though millia is usually a little more raised, I've had it be sort of flat like that.

If you think that's what they might be, here's a couple of suggestions. Be extra careful with keeping your eyelid area very clean. No moisturizer on the eyelid at all. They always say not to pop them, but I have done so very carefully, and again cleanly.

One of the best tips I ever received regarding pesky millia is to lather a small amount of baby shampoo on the eyelid three times a day. Be sure to rinse with warm to hot water. The shampoo makes a very hostile environment for the millia to stay there, and it does go away and stops coming back if you do this. I found the baby shampoo the best remedy, cutting back to 2, then 1, then 0. I only do the baby shampoo now if I see one coming back.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Gaylord MI
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White spots above eye lids?? Anyone Know what causes this?-eyes-005.jpg


ok here is the best pic I could get
 
Old 03-23-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: in a house
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First, you should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. What you describe sounds like "Xanthomas" which are cholesterol deposits and can indicate high cholesterol/lipid levels, but without exam, it is very hard to say. See your healthcare provider!
 
Old 03-23-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Gaylord MI
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I dont have insurance and I dont have the money for an office visit but I guess I will have to figure something out. That is what I thought it might be too from what research I have done....maybe there is a free clinic around here or something. I will have to check and see. Thanks
 
Old 03-23-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: In my house
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michiganmom, check your local Walgreen or CVS drugstores if you have them. They have the walk-in clinics in many of them now. Lots of people go to them when they don't have insurance. I do believe the fee's are very reasonable.
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