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Mongolian Spots

Mongolian Spots

Mongolian spots are an inborn, developmental, skin- exclusive condition wherein a macular pigmentation is generally noted in the sacral part (lower part of back or buttocks) or rarely on the legs or shoulder region of healthy, just-born infants. This pigmentation appearing as spots in colours ranging from blue-gray to dark brown or even bluish-black is the result of melanocytes (pigment-creating cells) entrapping in the dermis region during their migratory journey from the neural crest into the epidermis. Often Mongolian spots could surface in the initial weeks subsequent to birth that generally fade away spontaneously in the span of four years; however it could also last for lifetime. Mongolian spots are commonly observed birthmarks noted in races like Native Americans (90%), Asians (80%),  [...]

10 Hush-Hush Weird Pregnancy Body Quirks – Part III

10 Hush-Hush Weird Pregnancy Body Quirks – Part III

Dribbling like a baby : Signs: There are few pregnant women that tend to increasingly salivate – going up to 3-4 quarts in a day. Gums too tend to bleed following a brushing session and one might additionally spot lump on the gums known as ‘gestation tumors’. One need not get hassled about them as they are of no serious consequence and would subside after childbirth. Reasons: Bleeding from the gums could be traced back to hormone fluctuations, though the reason behind excessive saliva is still quite fuzzy. Prudent Mechanisms: One must continue the brushing routine though substituting with a softer bristled toothbrush would be helpful. For the increased salivation, sputtering it out would be the sole choice left, though curbing starchy substances in one’s diet and consuming lemon  [...]