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A 37-year-old member asked:

is it weird to see an increase in freckles when they used tretinoin?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Tretinoin: There is usually lightening of spots with use of this product . If this situation persists, see you prescribing physician

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to use anti-aging products with retin a (tretinoin)?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: Retin a (tretinoin) and other similar vitamin a derivatives have been used as anti-aging preparations primarily for wrinkle removing purposes. Most of them are well tolerated, but you want to make sure there are no contraindications for their use in your case. I cannot think of any off the top of my head, yet it's prudent to consult a dermatologist or at least a primary care provider prior to their use.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could the new freckle under my right nipple, on the areola, be a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: While rare, it is possible to develop skin cancer on the areola. Worrisome signs include a mole that is irregular, raised, ulcerated, or bleeding. When in doubt, it is best to seek out the opinion of a doctor. A simple biopsy can be performed in the office to determine if it is a cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have this huge dot on my side of my eye. Is that just a freckle?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Maybe: It's impossible to know without seeing a doctor. Eye cancers are rare, but the most common type is melanoma which can look like a large freckle. Any spot on your body that is dark, irregularly shaped, itching, bleeding, or growing larger should be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

What are possible causes of redish brown freckles like spots on my lower leg and ankles?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins.
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it normal for someone to notice more freckles and moles on the body during the summertime? I have been seeing a lot of sunlight, and am concerned?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Freckles: These become darker wth exposure to sunlight.

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