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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what y ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Removal freckles: Freckles or medically called "ephelis" are deposits of melanin from over production NOt over #s of melanocytes. There are certain laser therapies that ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Bodian
34 years experience in Dermatology
Fare skin color: Most redheads have light skin. The lighter the skin, the more susceptible it is to sun damage; you will sun burn more easily. Freckles are simply a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Many options: Topical bleaching creams and retinoids, retinol, glycolic acid can help. More aggressive treatments can be done with lasers, ipl, chemical acid peels, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience in Breast Surgery
Could be: It could be, particularly if it is asymmetrical in its color distribution, has irregular border, has color variation, and a diameter larger than a pen ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Not sure: Please try to make your question clearer so it can be answered properly.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Lycka
37 years experience in Dermatology
No: Freckles are caused by sun exposure.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Possibly: It depends. If you are going to get some ornamental tattoo then it could possibly hide your spots. However, if you are considering tattooing your sp ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: However, since you asked us, you will certainly want to take it to a dermatologist. We can't diagnose at a distance on just a description. Many people ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sometimes.: Freckles are little concentrations of melanin that tend to come out with sun exposure. They often fade in the winter with less sun. However, that is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Freckle vs mole: Sounds like you are describing a mole. Have your primary doctor or dermatologist examine the lesion in question.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ABCDEFG: No. Only one of danger signs. ABCDEFG danger signs: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Colour variation, Diameter >6 mm, Elevated, Firm, Growing pro ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Virginia Phipps
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Diabetes treatment: your question is somewhat confusing. I am assuming that you are concerned about hyperglycemia caused by diabetes. eating foods with a low glycemic i ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Maliganat % of mole: There are a small % of birthmarks that have the potential of becoming cancerous. Best to see a doctor in person for examination.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or kojic acid can help. Also retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid. To get better results you can consider s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Question not clear: I am sorry. Your question is not clear. If you have no medical problems, then what do you "wanna get treated" for? If you just want to have health ins ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Ins ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not many: Freckles, of course, are normal pigmentation for some people. Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians can help if you are uncomfortable w ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: The presence of a flat mole, one that is irregular in shape and has variegated colors withi grey and dark brown areas represent the superficial moles ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
It can happen: Keep the sun off it if you don't want to turn brown
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lasers may help: Makeup may hide freckles. Some laser treatments are effective, but freckles my recur. On the other hand, they are not really unattractive, and you h ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience in Dermatology
Venous lakes: Blue spots on the lips are usually caused by dilated small veins.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kyle
Specializes in General Practice
Recurrent Freckles: Some persons have genetic tendencies to get freckles. If you are one of them you can expect that you will likely get them again, especially if you sp ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Cold: Stay warm, plenty of fluids, plenty of rest. Antioxidants, ginger, garlic and warm skimmed milk.
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see you ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Moles: Any change in size, color, characteristic or symmetry of a mole should prompt an individual to further evaluate the mole by a doctor.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Melanoma: Melanoma is the tumor that gives cancer a bad name. There are many descriptions of what the "typical" melanoma looks like, but some are not typical. S ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience in Dermatology
Freckles: The best way to do this is with at least a spf 30, glycolic acid cream, and hydroquinone cream. Give it 2 months. If there is no improvement, see your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Irregular: Yes irregular looking moles may in fact represent melanoma in young adults. See a dermatologist for any suspicious moles.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morgan Daul
8 years experience in General Practice
Depends: Withdrawal symptoms (the reaction you have after you quit drugs) are dependent upon the drug that you quit. For instance, tobacco withdrawal: anger, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
They grow deep.: It's doubtful that a melanoma with the top scratched off in any way would appear like normal skin, as they tend to grow deep and not superficially. B ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Generic forms: Drug stores usually buy the least expensive generic medications they can -- meaning what they dispense will differ from one time to another. You need ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
29 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Stress and impulsive: Children are going through developmental maturation. Their brain and body is growing and developing "control mechanism". Generally when a child is o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Too broad: Too broad a question. Anything from measles to bedbugs to petichiae, to allergic reaction. Please be more specific.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Freckles are benign: Sunscreen (applied 30-60 minutes before sun exposure) and broad-brimmed hat should help prevent facial freckles. Sunscreen on exposed areas should hel ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience in Dermatology
Freckles on Nose: The most effective way to treat pigmentation on the skin is the ipl, intense pulsed light. However, this can only be used on lighter skin types as it ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience in Travel Medicine
Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common i ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Age spots: Age spots are pretty common. Just keep an eye on them or seek out a dermatologist to make sure your not devepoing a skin cancer.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Both: Both genetic factors and sunlight affect the number of freckles and moles you have.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Yes: Risk factors are population based which means in a large group of people those with more risk factors are more likely to develop CAD. The factors are ... Read More
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