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I get brown spots all over my legs and arms and even my cheeks after consuming alcohol. What is it and is there anyway to prevent it?

I get brown spots all over my legs and arms and even my cheeks after consuming alcohol. What is it and is there anyway to prevent it?

You clearly have a : Problem if you are only 16 years old and are continuing to consume alcohol (under aged drinking) despite this physiologic reaction. The way to prevent this is to stop alcohol use. Please let your parents know what is going on as you need professional help. ...Read more

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Hello there. I have a 2months old daughter. Who has several brown spots on her legs on her but and couple of them on her belly and arms. Help plz?

Hello there. I have a 2months old daughter. Who has several brown spots on her legs on her but and couple of them on her belly and arms. Help plz?

These could: be birth marks but without being able to physicially examine her, it is difficult to say. A thorough history and physicial examination by your physician would be needed., ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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The reasons for the appearance of brown spots in the leg?

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 more

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Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Why do I have brown spots on my legs?

Lentigines: I think you are likely referring to lentigines (plural for lentigo) which are caused by the sun damage. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar lintigo, If they are flat and many of them. . If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis. These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious ...Read more

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What I have brown spots on my leg?

What I have brown spots on my leg?

SEVERAL possiblities: You need an exam by dermatolgist (or knowledgeable pcp) who can distinguish: melanoma, dysplastic lesions, freckles/ sundamage (solar lentigo) or benign seborrheic keratoses. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap. ...Read more

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Since I'm young I've been having a bad dark/brown spots on my legs because mosquito bites. How I can disappear the dark spots in my legs?

Bleaching cream: This is a common problem, especially in people with darker skin tones. You could try applying a topical cortisone to the bite, which may reduce the inflammation, speed healing and reduce the amount of pigmentation that forms. To treat the pigmentation you could try an over the counter bleaching cream. Your dermatologist could discuss prescription creams and other options. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. Ive had them from last winter. Is there somthing I cold put on them to help them heal?

I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. Ive had them from last winter. Is there somthing I cold put on them to help them heal?

Go see a doctor: There is no simple solution to your problem. it will require a physical examine your skin to give you more reliable advice. it is best to see a dermatologist and seek his/her advice. One consultation will give you more peace of mind than any other wild proposals for local applications which can cause more harm than any good. ...Read more

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Why am i getting a lot of brown spots on my arms , back of hands and chest area ?

Why am i getting a lot of brown spots on my arms , back of hands and chest area ?

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

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My mother have brown spots which started to spread upwards her legs. She had this after tahbso. What can we do about this?

My mother have brown spots which started to spread upwards her legs. She had this after tahbso. What can we do about this?

Brown spots on legs: Brown spots on legs can be caused by a number of different conditions. Often if legs swell, a person can develop a brown discoloration from red blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels and breaking down in the soft tissues and skin of the legs, leaving behind iron (hemosiderin). Please see your doctor. If there is new onset leg swelling, this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

Harmless nevi: It sounds like he has nevi or birth marks. These are usually benign like freckles. However, if he has six or more nevi on his body he should be evaluated by his pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My legs and feet hurt. Feel swollen. Have had brown spots for a couple years but the pain is increasing as far as the swollen part goes?

My legs and feet hurt. Feel swollen. Have had brown spots for a couple years but the pain is increasing as far as the swollen part goes?

Swollen feet : Swollen feet can be due to various reasons like fluid retention, heart failure, kidney failure , thyroid problems , medications , anaemia etc . Please see your doctor for examination and for definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?

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

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Brown spots appear on arms since taking Lanotrigine. Is this cause for concern?

Brown spots appear on arms since taking Lanotrigine. Is this cause for concern?

Lamotrigine: Usually causes a fine lacy rash. Have you been out in the sun? You are most likely ok ...Read more