What is the new mark on my forehead developed last week?

Q. A new mark developed on my forehead recently. What is it?

Answered by
Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 06, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jul 11, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have a new mark on my forehead that has developed over the last week or so. It feels a bit crusty and is somewhat sore. But it does not look like a scab or a mole. What can it be?



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Your concern can be the following:

  1. Polymorphic light eruption (PLE).
  2. Seborrhoeic keratosis.

I suggest you try using the following:

  1. Hydrocortisone cream, once daily at bedtime for a week.
  2. Neutrogena sunscreen of SPF 50 during noon.
  3. Avoid direct sunlight between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM if possible.

If there is a response within a week, then continue the sunscreen and withdraw Hydrocortisone cream. If no response, then consult a dermatologist in-person for further physical examination.

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