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Dark Gray Brown Spots On My Exposed Skin At 59
I'm a fairly light skin black girl¬iced that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest
Doctor can evaluate: Dark patches are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam can help decide what spots on the chest and back might be. Spots can be "post-inflammatory", the residual effects of an earlier rash. Spots can be skin reactions with chemicals, leaving colored stains. They can be eczema (sensitive, dry skin), fungal infections (tinea versicolor), psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), pityriasis rosea, etc... ...Read more
Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?
Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more
My boyfriend has these reappearing light blue skin marks randomly appear throughout years; like someone took a light blue highlighter on his skin.
Striations: This could be signs of underlying disease such as cushions syndrome. Please seek medical help ...Read more
I have Rash on hand goes up in line was light red and now turned dark brown; itchy&started peeling , the parts where is has peeled is pearly white?
Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding - however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging to correct, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?
Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. it's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots. ????
See doctor: It is best for the child if you take him to the doctor for evaluation. You do not want the skin to scar especially on the face ...Read more
Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.
Dermatitis: There are various kinds. Sometimes something is irritating. At age 9 eczema is common. Especially if you have brown or black skin you will notice darker skin wherever you are rubbing or scratching. this is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You will do best with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
2 days ago i noticed a cluster of raised itchy red bumps on my waistline. Now abt 25 on legs & trunk. Start pale red, grow darker. No bedbugs in house?
Likely chiggers: Chiggers (red bugs) are common in the late spring & generally present in tall grass or weeds. Once on the body they crawl around looking for a blood meal & cause a painless bite.If they hit a barrier like a belt line they often bite along that line. Within a day the body reacts with itching & the red small flat wound sites. Treatment focuses on reducing the itching.Scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more
My father gets severe itchy dark grey spots on his skin. They usually get worse after sun exposure. Treatments?
Diagnosis first: Before treating anything one needs to establish a diagnosis. Have him see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?
Here are some…: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more
I have discoloration really bad on my legs,feet and arms.
I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots on those areas.
My 24 y/o, tan skinned boyfriend has a 3 mm size mole on the back of his neck, dark brown but has some darker brown pigmentation. Cause for concern?
I have a HUGE light brown birthmark on my stomach, along with dark raised moles. I also have new dark freckles appearing randomly. Dermatologist time?
If your birth mark: has never been checked by a dermatologist and you are getting new or different moles, it is a good idea to have a skin check by a dermatologist. At your age, they will probably find that everything is OK, and recommend that you visit them periodically, but it's best to check. ...Read more
My skin, I was born with white skin, now my skin is like brown (tanned). Will my skin recover its color?
Brown skin: As newborns and young children, if kept out of the sun or sunblock is used, their skin will stay light based on genetic makeup. With increase exposure to sun light, there will be an increase production of melanin in skin cells that will cause the skin to look darker. This can be referred to as a "tan" and the more of this pigment, the more protection it provides against UV cancer causing damage ...Read more
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