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Brown Spots Under Skin
Can't tell: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Has to be physically seen. ...Read more
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
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
Maybe or maybe not: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Consider a visit: To a dermatologist, and when going out into the sun, use sun screen. ...Read more
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 (tretinoin) or glycolic acid, and also a skin bleach. ...Read more
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
About a month ago I had noticed two little brown spots about half the size of a pencil eraser but is flat like my normal skin is, opinions?
Picture: It would be helpful if you could show me a picture. ...Read more
I just noticed or was told and then saw for myself that there was brown spots on my back I never noticed before? I'm 27, light skin Mexican That's 5'10. I looked it up and was scared about all the different things it could be.
Just get checked: Annual full body dermatological assessment of skin is prudent for adults. Encourage that you calm your fears by having it checked. ...Read more
Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes.
Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have had the greatest sun exposure, such as the:backs of the hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more
I have these brown spots on my face that itches sometimes. It might be skin tags but I'm not sure. It started with 1 or 2 now I have about 10. Help!?
See a dermatologist: Your description could represent many different diagnoses. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has brown spots on his scalp his head is also flaky do you have any ideas of what if might be?
I have tiny brown spots on face and mainly on nose which get increase over time. Some sites on my head have very less hairs?
Hi doc, please I need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly. Thanks?
Ask your DR for a: Prescription of a depigmenting cream or check out some asian store for sebo de macho. Find out from your dr the cause of this. Take care! ...Read more
My husband and I we went to the beach, after that he noticed a brown spots on the head of his penis with no pain, is this something to worry about?
Genital rash: It is hard to say without looking what the mature on the rash is. Most commonly, it is not related to the trip to the beach. If rash persists overnight, show it the your physician. ...Read more
I have oily skin/pores & brown spots like on my chin also. Will sunscreen work or will it just block the sun but side effect irritate my skin?
Sunscreen: Sunscreen will help prevent the dark spots from becoming darker due to sun exposure but doesn't have therapeutic value with regards to shrinking pores or reducing oiliness (other products are available for this). Hypersensitivity to sunscreens is a real issue, but choosing one that is labeled for sensitive skin can possibly prevent adverse reaction. Good luck! ...Read more
I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?
Just be patient: Your normal skin tone will return on on its own. Just resist putting any other chemical treatments or medication on your face. You are continuously making new skin cells and old skin cells are sloughed off. The outer layer of skin is usually recycled about every two weeks, so your face should be back to it's normal tone before long. ...Read more
I have small brown spots on the tops of my feet and toes. They are no bigger than a pin head. Some are clustered together and others spread out. Help!
Spots on the foot: With spots on the skin it is hard to tell without seeing them. However, use the simple ABCDE test and if anything suspicious see your doctor. A: Asymmetry, can you draw a line in the center and make equal halves. B: Border, are they smooth or jagged. C: Color, is it more than one color? D: Diameter, is it larger than a pencil eraser? E: Elevation, is it raised when you run your finger over ...Read more
See below: It could be athletes foot, or exzema. ...Read more
I have two brown spots on the head of my penis. I had it sence I was likttle and there is a little whit dot bump on it to, I also masterbate alot.
It is unlikely that the brown spots you are describing have anything to do with frequent masturbation. If they have been present since you were a child, the odds of it being something serious are very slim. The spots may represent common skin moles, or even skin follicles. If you are concerned I suggest you bring this matter to the attention of your doctor.
Good luck. ...Read more
My 1 1/2 year old developed brown spots in clusters on both ankles and both wrists. If they were red in color it would look like a rash Skin is smooth?
Brown spots: I'm not sure what is it without seeing it, it is best you take him to his pediatrician. Good luck ...Read more
Brown spots on face: Brown spots on face can be treated several ways depending on the cause. Bleaching creams like hydroquinone can be used. Also IPL photo facial devices can work also. Non ablative lasers like fraxel are also useful. It all depends and the cause of the brown spots. Recommend plastic surgeon or dermatology consultation ...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