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Doctor insights on: Dark Gray Brown Spots On My Exposed Skin At 59

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

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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In the morning I've been coughing up dark brownish mucus. Its mostly clear with dark brown spots sometimes its more than just spots its more like a brown gray blob.

In the morning I've been coughing up dark brownish mucus. Its mostly clear with dark brown spots sometimes its more than just spots its more like a brown gray blob.

Are you a smoker?: If so then the chances of this being related to smoking related lung disease are higher. Either way, this is not normal. You may have post nasal drip as well. I suggest you see a doctor in person about this issue. You need a complete history and physical exam, probably a chest X-ray at a minimum. If this is on the heels of a recent cold or flu you may have bronchitis. Don't delay in seeking eval. ...Read more

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Omg, been using retin a and hydroquinone for 1month. Brown spots are darker and skin is like wind burned. Help what do i do, so very sad and upset.

Omg, been using retin a and hydroquinone for 1month. Brown spots are darker and skin is like wind burned. Help what do i do, so very sad and upset.

Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Cetaphil and Ceravue are two examples. ...Read more

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Skin is lightly browning and getting small brown spots. Is that worrisome or just i'm getting older?

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 or glycolic acid, and also a skin bleach. ...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?

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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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