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Doctor insights on: Brown Spots Under Skin

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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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Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Brown spots: One cause for brown spots on the skin are solar lentigines (AKA liver spots/ age spots). These are caused by increased melanin pigment in the skin. They can increase with age. The best way to avoid them is by avoiding sunlight and using a high SPF sunscreen. ...Read more

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How could I get brown spots on my skin?

How could I get brown spots on my skin?

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 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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I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

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

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Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Yes: Normal skin, if you look very closely, is a myriad of tiny differently colored areas. Brown indicates presence of melanin in that area and white indicates a lack thereof. ...Read more

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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

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...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?

Possibly but melanom: Possibly but you should first be evaluated to make sure it is nota melanoma. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

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

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Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Liver spots: 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

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Can aloevera gel be used to remove skin brown spots? Need expert opinions!

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera can be used in treatment of burns (i.e. sun burn) to accelerate healing. However, am not familiar with use of aloe vera to reduce skin pigment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Seborrhea capitus: Seborrhea capitus is a common condition in infants and young children, often characterized by dry flaking scales and plaques. This is generally managed by soaking the scalp in an oil for 5-10 minutes then gently combing with a fine toothed comb. ...Read more

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Hi doc, please I need name of excellent peel cream or whiteing cream to remove back brown spots and make skin clearly. Thanks?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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!

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

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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.

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: 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

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How can I reduce my brown spots? Can I use lemon juice daily on my face. My skin is oily

How can I reduce my brown spots? Can I use lemon juice daily on my face. My skin is oily

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

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What may cause the brown spots surrounding the breast? What kinds of supplement should take for skin care

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

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Diagnosed with lupus wondsfing what does the brown spots or skin problems look like from taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

Diagnosed with lupus wondsfing what does the brown spots or skin problems look like from taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?

There are: There are a variety of rashes associated with plaquenil--chronic use can sometimes cause a grey-brown undertone but photosensitive rashes can occur as well. Psoriasis outbreaks and other rashes can occur. See your rheumatologist or dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more