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Can you get brown spots on your feet from smoking?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: Melanosis, a darkening of skin from increased melanin production, has been reported in smokers. It is commonly seen more where nicotine has direct contact, like in the mouth and around the mouth, but can occur anywhere. If people stop smoking, they tend to fade away, but they don't always completely clear. See a dermatologist to be sure, especially if the areas have changed- rule out melanoma.

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A 37-year-old female asked:

What do brown spots mean under feet?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: It could be a fungal or bacterial infection. It could be bruising due to tight shoes or trauma. It could be a pigmentation of the underlying skin. It could be a skin disorder or melanoma, or it could be one of a number of many other possibilities. Have your feet checked out by a professional.

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