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Diabetes And Brown Spots On The Feet
I see Spots.: With not much to go on, there is not much to say. Consider, infection, such as fungal. Environmental, such as staining, dirt etc., could be remotely responsible. I think the best bet, however, involves a melanin hyperpigmentation issue. The nature of which can only be determined after a thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Aging spots: These are typical normal aging spots located on the bottom due to small blood vessel capillary trauma over time. This is usually prevalent with diabetics, etc... If the spots are new and or itch or become raised, you need to see your podiatrist right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I notice small brown spots on very bottom of my feet what causes this and how do start attacting whatever is causing that to occur?
May need a doctor: If a person gets small brown spots on the bottom of his feet, sometimes they are warts. Other times they are a fungus. If fungus, twice a day over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for 2-3 weeks may solve the problem. If warts, a primary care doctor or dermatologist will likely have to freeze them off. A visit to the doctor can help get a diagnosis, and see if the spots aren't something else. ...Read more
I have Little brown spots in my both of my feet the don't hurt and I can't even fell them will they go away I just noticed them today.
See Spot Run....: These brown spots are generally caused by elements in the blood, leaking into the tissue, and staining it. Spotty increased skin pigment production can also be responsible. In either case, as long as there is no associated swelling, tissue breakdown or pain, there should be no problem. Clearly, if there is a concern do not hesitate to seek out a consultation with a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brown spots on both of my feet. My feet are not in any pain. The brown spots won't come off with anything. I didn't have the brown spots yester?
Many causes: Some dark skinned people just have pigmented spots on their feet. If you're certain they weren't there yesterday- they can due to viral infections, bacteria like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; but usually also have fever & swollen lymph nodes. (+50 other things like drug reactions, syphilis, or life threatening diseases like meningitis). If you're having fever/ headache/ body aches see a doc. ...Read more
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