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Freckle (Overview)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that freckles do not have.


Freckle (Overview)

A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asymmetry. B=border [irregular]. C=color [irregular]. D=diameter [larger than a pencil eraser]. E=evolving [change in color, size, height, new symptoms like bleeding, itching or crusting]. These are danger signs that freckles do not have.


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What does it mean if I have a freckle that has a thick black hair growing out of it?

What does it mean if I have a freckle that has a thick black hair growing out of it?

Freckle vs mole: Sounds like you are describing a mole. Have your primary doctor or dermatologist examine the lesion in question. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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How to treat skin freckles?

How to treat skin freckles?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or kojic acid can help. Also retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid. To get better results you can consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist for treatments such as lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing. Very important to practice sun protection to avoid getting worse or recurrence. ...Read more

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I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated

I have no history of medical problems, that means I don't have health insurance. How do I get on it? Because I wanna get treated

Question not clear: I am sorry. Your question is not clear. If you have no medical problems, then what do you "wanna get treated" for? If you just want to have health insurance just in case you get ill or injured, your best options are to get a job with health insurance, search the internet for various (high-rated) health plans. Your best policy will most likely be a high-deductible policy (cheapest, but covers big $. ...Read more

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What's the best method for removal of freckles on the face?

What's the best method for removal of freckles on the face?

Laser, peels: If your doctor determines that your brown spots are indeed benign freckling, and if appropriate, she/he may suggest various laser/light technology such as ipl, fraxel, or active fx to resurface and remove the freckling. Alternatively, chemical peels can also even out dyspigmentation. Freckling can recur over time, and often require more than one treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment cream for freckles in the face?

Is there a treatment cream for freckles in the face?

Lasers may help: Makeup may hide freckles. Some laser treatments are effective, but freckles my recur. On the other hand, they are not really unattractive, and you have lived with them for a long time. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's expected for freckles to come back after you get laser treatments?

Recurrent Freckles: Some persons have genetic tendencies to get freckles. If you are one of them you can expect that you will likely get them again, especially if you spend much time in the sun. Successful laser treatment may make them less noticeable and less prone to recurrence but not forever banish them. Using Hydoxyquinnone creams and/ or sun screen are the best ways to prevent or minimize this ...Read more

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What are some holistic ways to cure a cold?

What are some holistic ways to cure a cold?

Pelargonium sidoides: Pelargonium sidoides, an herb native to south africa, has been proven to be a very effective treatment for colds. After 10 days 78.8% of those using this extract were clinically cured vs. 31.4% of those taking placebo. It shows even better results in acute sinusitis & bronchitis! it is widely available at health food store & even many pharmacies as "umcka." please see my comment for useful links:. ...Read more

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Please help! how do I get rid of freckles at home?

Why do you ask?: I wouldn't do it. They're endearing. Many people like them. If you try freckle removers, you risk disfiguring yourself. ...Read more

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