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Brown Spots On Chest And Back
I have brown spots on my back & chest due to acne. What can get rid of them? I've had them all my life. Went 2 Derm & gave me trentinoin, doesn't work!
Not treatable: Some of the spots are probably due to acne while others are probably solar lentigos. The acne marks fade after several months; the others are permanent. Watch your skin for signs of melanoma. If you still have acne, manage it. Use a sunscreen. Many of my students, make and female, have these spots; no one minds; they are relics of a vigorous youth. ...Read more
Caucasian xx. Light brown spots on chest and shoulders, irregular, itchy from water or sweat. Had them 20 years. Now on my back and neck. Otc trtmts?
Spots for 20y: After 20 years, you want to treat them? You need a diagnosis first. Go see a dermatologist to see what you have! ...Read more
Moles: Hi luis! There are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi there, I have these light brown spots on my back which have grown into a large one 2/3 of my back and now apprearing on my chest.?
Received a severe sunburn in June to back, shoulders and top of chest. Blistered and peeled for weeks. Now have brown spots appearing. Is this normal?
See a dermatologist: Your description could represent many different diagnoses. ...Read more
Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?
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
Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine light brown spots to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more
I'm a 24 year old male over the last few months iv noticed light brown spots appear on my chest they don't bother me what do you thing it might be?
Must be checked: By a dermatologist. There is no photo uploaded. ...Read more
It depends: Reddish brown skin spots could be caused by many different things, and you really will need a medical professional to see and probably feel them (are they raised or flat, evenly colored, rough, soft, firm, etc.). The treatment will depend entirely upon what type of spots they are. ...Read more
Hello. Years ago I was sunburned on my chest. I took care of it and it got better. Now, years later, I noticed that I have a couple of brown spots.
I have small brown spots on my chest. They started appearing after college. How to prevent the future ones? How to get rid of the ones I have?
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello doctor I am 22 years old I recently seen some thing growing on my arm its like brown spots but wrinkly its spread to my chest it doesn't itch or?
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You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more
I have these three brown spots between my stomach and chest, I have had them for a few year & idk what they are when water touches ot they appear more?
Spots: A physician would have to examine these pigmented skin spots in order to diagnose them. The fact that there are more than one and that they're all alike favor a benign entity. For peace of mind, however, get them checked. ...Read more
I'm confused im eating eggs a lot and I never liked them and fell asleep even if not sleepy I got brown spots in my chest and face what is this?
Please Clarify: I would suppose you need to be seen by your physician today or tomorrow. There is way too much here in this question that needs clarification. ...Read more
My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?
After an evaluation, your dermatologist will advise you on the treatment options and and the benefits of each in your particular case.
You may even need both. Sunscreen is very important in prevention of future recurrence. ...Read more
I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots). Could these be related?
No: Ask your physician on your next annual physical. And get to the bottom of this chronic kidney disease business. Most of us in pathology think it is over diagnosed from lab work. Insist on a real diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more
After a virus (similar to chicken pox, but not chicken pox), I have been left with brown spots (like large freckles) all over my chest & upper arms.?
OK...: It is ok and normal. But watch for change in color, margins and size... ...Read more
No: Monitor, and have these checked at your next doctor/health appointment. I presume these are spots on the skin of your left breast, are small, and otherwise not causing you any symptoms. However, if these grow rapidly, cause pain, irritation, discharge, bleeding, then these should be evaluated qucikly. ...Read more
May be inclusion cys: This could be inclusion cysts but for your safety see a dermatolgist for a general skin check ...Read more
I have dark brown spots underneath my armpit area, through out the sides of my ribs aswell. I am over weight, and im 28. What can it be?
Insulin resistance?: Hard to say without seeing it, but I would suspect acanthosis nigricans, which is a darkening and thickening of the skin (which ends up looking "velvety") in the flexural creases, like the underarms, the neck, the popliteal fossa (inner elbow) and the groin. This is a sign of Insulin resistance, which is the mechanism by which overweight people eventually may develop diabetes. ...Read more
I have 3 flat light brown spots on my left breast and they don't itch or anything but the colors seem to darken as time passes, what is it from?
See your doctor: Anything pigmented like that should be directly observed by a doctor. ...Read more
Recently I have noticed 2 different areas of small brown spots on my right breast, they are very itchy but do not hurt at all.
See your doctor: Can't say what this is without seeing it. See your doctor and get it checked. ...Read more
What may cause the brown spots surrounding the breast? What kinds of supplement should take for skin care
A picture?: Would be useful. Are you referring to those tiny raised areas on the outer circumference of the areola? If so ;the are part of the normL anatomy called:Montgomery's tubercles ...Read more
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