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Are Freckles A Sign That The Skin Has Been Damaged By The Sun
Yes: When the tendency to form freckles can be hereditary, freckles themselves are a sign of damage from uv rays. Some people are more prone to develop freckles (red heads, celtic background, fair skin, etc) but they can minimize them by stay out of the sun and using strict sun protection. Just look at someone's bottom which are often freckle free since the sun never shines there! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that ...Read more
I have recently noticed a freckle on my left cheek that is getting darker than the other freckles. I am a red head with fair skin, but I have been using sunblock every time I'm out in the sun, and it is just one freckle. Should I be concerned?
At your own risk: It is not wise to stay in the sun without wearing sunblock. If you already have signs of skin cancer or skin damage from the sun, it is even more important for you t stay out of the sun and to protect your skin with proper clothing, a hat, sunblock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beauty marks appeared in the summer no change in them wondering if it was because of the sun and that I have dry skin. Also noticed a tiny brown freckle underneath my left eye lid?
Time for skin check: Schedule an appointment with a doctor specializing in the skin known as a Dermatologist. They can do a full body skin examination and address your individual concerns. Remember to wear Sun screen all year round ...Read more
Can skin rejuvenation therapy get rid of freckles? I have had freckles all over my face ever since i was a child. When i go into the sun, they just seem to get worse. Should i go to the doctor and ask him to perform skin rejuvenation, or will this kind of
Are the skin cells still able to be damaged by the sun even if they are dead from a previous sunburn?
The tissue just : Below the dead skin is vulnerable. Don't give your body a double whammy. ...Read more
Skin rash: Sun sensitive skin more commonly known as photosensitivity occurs as a result of inflammation of the skin. Typically it is induced by the combination of sunlight and certain photosensitive medications or substances. This signs include redness (erythema) of the skin and may look similar to a sunburn. ...Read more
Cheeks are really sensitive and get flushed easily especially in the sun. I used to tan all the time without sun screen could i have skin damage ?
Sun sensitivity: After prolonged exposure to the sun you could have skin damage. See a dermatologist for an evaluation ...Read more
No: You sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging uv rays. The don't cause reflection toward your skin. You should wear sunglasses whenever you are in the sun. ...Read more
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