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Brown Spots On 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lentigo: A lentigo or solar lentigo is one of the most common growths that occur on the skin. In general terms these are often referred to as liver spots or age spots. Lentigo are most frequently seen in adults over thirty, and they occur most commonly on sun exposed skin, face, back of hands, arms, chest and lower legs. They are typically tan or brown in color, and are generally flat. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What prescription med or OTC product is available for removing iron deposit spots or brown spots on ankle/leg from spraying weed killer?
Dermatologist question about brown spots on my legs... I am getting brown spots on my legs that are up to the size of a dime. They are circular or oval shaped, are very slightly raised have a rough texture. If i run my fingernail sideways along my skin i
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