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Mom Embarrassed To Discover What Mysterious, Dark Mark In Baby’s Mouth Actually Is


Darian Depreta’s Facebook post is going viral because of a huge, dark brown spot which was found on the roof of her daughter’s mouth. Could the unusual, dark mark be a sign of some serious skin disease?

Darian tried to wipe the patch off so as to see if it would come off, but it didn’t. So, the rightly worried mom immediately took her baby to the doctor just to discover that she had nothing to worry about.

Last week, Darian was playing with her little daughter Bella when she spotted an unusual, dark mark on her daughter’s palate. As the mark wouldn’t come off when she tried to wipe it off, she made a doctor’s appointment.  

The Nurse Practitioner and even the doctors couldn’t figure out what the mark was, so they told Darian that it could be a birthmark. However, Darian insisted that it wasn’t a birthmark as she regularly checked and cleaned her daughter’s mouth.

Darian said: “I’m now being told that my daughter will be set up with 2 specialists. After insisting it wasn’t a birthmark on the roof of her mouth, the NP decided to take another look at this medical mystery.”

“I point out it looks a little white on the side and she really gets in there trying to scrape it.”

It is exactly at this point that they all realized what the mysterious, sinister-looking mark actually was … a chunk of cardboard.

Yes, the mysterious, dark brown mark was a piece of cardboard from a box that Bella chewed and it stuck to her palate.

“I can never show my face in that office again. I cried/laughed for a solid 5 minutes straight,” says Darian in her Facebook post. Besides saying that she’s embarrassed about the whole situation, she also appreciates the fact that everything turned out well at the end. She writes:

“The only reason it was posted was because after crying, panicking and trying to figure out what it was (the doctors didn’t even know), she was ok. The laugh was after the storm of it all.”

“And I don’t “let“my baby chew on cardboard. She’s teething and tries to chew on EVERYTHING. She just so happened to find a box while I was loading the dishwasher, which I of course took off of her right away. I just didn’t realize a piece got stuck up there. I checked her mouth for small pieces right away.”