Whether you are pregnant, you just have your baby or you do not have children, it is normal for the Mongolian stain to ring. This type of blue spot appears on the skin of the smallest since birth and may worry some parents, since they will not know why they have it since then.
Although it is more common than we could imagine, it is important that we know well why it appears and what it means to have it, since that could help us to know better the health of our baby and also get us out of doubts and concerns in the case of that we do not know why this stain appears or that it could mean. Of course, it should always be taught to a doctor or pediatrician who better than anyone else will be able to know if it really is a mongolian spot and can explain more details about it.
What is the Mongolian stain on the baby?
A mongolian stain is called a set of cells, melanocytes that give color to our skin. These more pigmented areas have a blue color and are mainly found in the buttocks or in the back, from the gluteus to the shoulders. They appear in the child’s body from the first moment after birth and may be larger or smaller depending on each child in particular.
These spots do not usually pose a possible health problem for the baby, as they are considered congenital. It is believed that these spots come from the Mongols, originals from Mongolia, and that those who have these spots could have an ancestor of that country, which can be called this way.
Does my baby have a Mongolian spot?
This blue spot will be visible after birth and may be larger or smaller depending on each baby in particular. The best thing to do is to consult your doctor or pediatrician if in doubt. There will be no need for any medical tests, since the health professional will know the mongolian spot and can explain to parents why this stain appears on the child’s skin.
It is believed that the mongolian spot does not cause any health problems in the baby and that, although it is more or less visible during the first months or even years of life, over time it may eventually disappear from baby skin completely. So, parents should not worry about whether that spot will be a big problem for their son or daughter’s future life.
However, each baby will disappear at one time or another in his or her life. It usually disappears during the first six months of life, but some babies have the mongolian spot until they are two years old, even more depending on each small one in particular. Either way, it is best to always consult with the doctor or pediatrician who will know to give you the best details about the Mongolian stain of your baby.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Mongolian spot, do not hesitate to look for information on the history of the Mongols, who had a great empire with hundreds of years of reign to help you know a little better the history of our ancestors and of ourselves. Sometimes, although we are not always conscious, human beings can have a history of any place in the world and many genetic studies are proving this fact increasingly.
So, unless the doctor suggests that it could be another type of skin condition, this blue spot does not have to worry parents if it disappears over time, as health professionals will have indicated you previously.