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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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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 Help?

I'm a fairly light skin black girl&noticed that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest
Help?

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

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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?

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

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

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 more

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Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Changing Mole: It is not unusual for moles to change, but when they do it is time to see your doctor or a dermatologist. A brief exam can provide you guidance, and when indicated, a biopsy the definitive answer. ...Read more

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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. ????

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

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I have brown spots on my arms and it's spreading brown ring spots red in middle some are flat?

I have brown spots on my arms and it's spreading brown ring spots red in middle some are flat?

Spots: Brown spots can be due to various reasons . It's hard to diagnose without looking at rash . Can you re post the question with photos or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.

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

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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?

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

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Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Here are someā€¦: 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

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I have discoloration really bad on my legs,feet and arms. I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots on those areas.

I have discoloration really bad on my legs,feet and arms.
I'm a brown skinned black women withdark spots  on those areas.

Eczema: sounds like postinflamatory hyperpigmentation from eczema or psoriasis. if edema or overweight can have venous congestion and discolored skin from circulation problem. hard to care for ; for discolored skin hydroquinone cream [see otc] takes alot of time ...Read more

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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?

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

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My skin, I was born with white skin, now my skin is like brown (tanned). Will my skin recover its color?

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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Are white skin colored spots not bumps on the areola normal at age14? Also areolas getting darker at 14?

Are white skin colored spots not bumps on the areola normal at age14? Also areolas getting darker at 14?

Normal: Montgomery glands of the areolae can sometimes form cysts (white bumps). And yes it is normal for areolae to become darker after puberty (and especially with pregnancy). ...Read more

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