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Brown Spots Inner Thigh
I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I
think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.
Dermatologist: Seeing a dermatologist - a skin doctor - is the sure fire way to get an accurate diagnosis. Things like this need to be diagnosed by someone knowledgeable actually looking at the spots, sometimes doing a biopsy. Anything less is just a guess, and your health is worth more than just a guess... see a dermatologist before Halloween! ...Read more
Hi i had two questions? My 8 yr old daughter has recently gotten two like big brown spots one on her inner thigh and another on her arm they look more like birth marks but this just appeared like a week ago. They don't itch or hurt nothing they just there
See Dermatologist: A skin biopsy is recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will hsv2 leave brownish spots where the lesions were? Or scabies, had lesions on my inner thighs and healed but left brown spots where they were..
Yes.: The process you are seeing is actually called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It is a common occurrence whenever there is a lot of inflammation caused by infection or infestation. It is not permanent, but will fade with time back to the normal color. Use spf30 or higher sunscreen on the areas to fade the spots more quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't tell: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Has to be physically seen. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?
Skin discoloration: They could be hypopigmented areas, which means a lack of melanin or possibly a fungal infection. Neither are serious conditions. You may want to try an antifungal cream like clotrimazole twice daily for a week. If no resolutions, get an evaluation. Be sure to wear sunblock SPF 30 or greater when outdoors. Avoid sunbathing and reapply sunblock frequently. ...Read more
Multiple: Brown spots on the skin of the leg can develop from several sources. The most common is a sun spot which originates from sun exposure. These are also called lentigos. You could also have a newly developed nevus or mole which can develop throughout your life and not be abnormal. Pre-cancers and cancers can appear as brown spots, as well, and should be evaluated by a skin doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a while I have gotten brown spots on the back of my leg when going outside. they go away after I go inside. is this normal?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?
Skin stains: Iron stains on the skin can be removed with lemon juice and salt rubbed over the area. Then wash the skin with detergent. Repeat this a few times until the stain is gone. ...Read more
Hi I am 21 and I have about 17-20 small red/brown spots on my right leg. I am currently on the pill as well as take pain killers/asprin often. ?
Brown spots on arms sides belly and vagina and the part of leg connected to my vigina. They look like skin spots and turn from brown to red?
SeeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both , need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be followed. Ask you pediatrician - since they can actually see the "brown spots" you are referring to they are in the best position to give them a name and let you know the significance. Internet "guessing" is likely only going to cause undue anxiety. ...Read more
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