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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?

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

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I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

Can't tell: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Has to be physically seen. ...Read more

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I have brown spots appearing on my body what could it be, what to do?

I have brown spots appearing on my body what could it be, what to do?

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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What is Brown spots after periode?

What is Brown spots after periode?

Likely: left over old blood being cleaned from the uterus. Take care. ...Read more

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Skin is lightly browning and getting small brown spots. Is that worrisome or just i'm getting older?

Skin is lightly browning and getting small brown spots. Is that worrisome or just i'm getting older?

Old age freckles: Long term exposure to the sun can cause dark discoloration, and also dark smaller flat lesions. These are lentigines, or senile freckles and occur in many people on sun exposed skin, like face, hands and forearms. They are found mostly in older people just because they have had many more years of sun exposure. You need to block the sun, and can try retin a or glycolic acid, and also a skin bleach. ...Read more

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What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

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

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Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Laser treatment: In current practice, numerous lasers can specifically target pigmented lesions, including red-light lasers (eg, 694-nm ruby, 755-nm alexandrite), green-light lasers (eg, 510-nm pulsed dye, [3, 4, 5, 6] 532-nm frequency-doubled nd:yag), and near-infrared lasers (eg, 1064 nm nd:yag). The wide range of lasers that can be used to treat pigment is a result of the broad absorption spectrum of melanin. ...Read more

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If my baby has a lot of big, light brown spots on her body, should I be worried?

If my baby has a lot of big, light brown spots on her body, should I be worried?

Maybe: If there are only one or two light brown (cafe au lait) spots, this can be normal. However, more than 5 such spots could be an indicator of a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis. These children with more than 5 spots and other symptoms like freckles in their armpits and eye findings need to be seen by a genetics specialist. ...Read more

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