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Brown Spots On Lower Legs
Reddish brown freckle like spots on lower legs/ankles. Started out small and has spread over time. What could this be?
Rash: A history needs to be obtained and this needs to be examined to work toward an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more
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, and are generally flat. ...Read more
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
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
Need dx first: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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 more
I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. I've had them from last winter. Is there somthing I could 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
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
For a while I have gotten brown spots on the back of my leg when going outside. They go away after I go inside. Is this normal?
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
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?
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
I have brown spots all over my legs, have become more over years. And now my ankles/feet seem to be very swollen and hurt to walk when i first wake up?
vein problem: If you are swelling a lot and there are pigmentation changes visible on your skin you should see a vascular specialist. This could be an early sign that your veins may have problems returning the blood back to your heart. ...Read more
How would you explain brown spots appearing all over my body, 1-5mm in diameter. The Largest spots on my legs/feet. I have SLE.
Lupus rash?: It could be a rash associated with your Systemic Lupus. The cutaneous manifestations of SLE include malar erythema, photo-sensitivity, oral ulcers, discoid plaques, bullae, purpura, calcinosis cutis, and alopecia. The butterfly rash (malar erythema) is the most common expression of SLE. See the dermatologist to be officially examined and properly diagnosed for the best treatment. Good luck, get well ...Read more
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'm 50yrs old/f. I noticed the appearance of brown spots(like freckles) in my face, arms&legs. Is this just a sign of old age or should I be worried?
Hi I am 21 and I have about 17-20 small red/brown spots on my right leg. I am currently on the pill as well as take pain killers/asprin often.?
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
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
Sounds like seborrhe: Ic keratoses. I would see dermatologist for annual check up and they can discuss how to remove or leave if they are benign and just SK's ...Read more
Brown spots on arms sides belly and vagina and the part of leg connected to my vigina. They look like skin spots and turn from brown to red?
SeeSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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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