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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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What symptoms to expect after four days of quiting drugs?

Be careful: It depends on the drug. Getting off some just will make you miserable. Stopping some cold turkey can kill you. Check with your doctor before stopping any drugs legal or not. ...Read more

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A tablet m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

A tablet  m B9 is a new form from what I have taken is this still a generic of wellbrutron?

300 mg: I agree with dr pappas that it is always best to check with the pharmacist dispensing the medication. The numbering however would be consistent with a 300 mg Bupropion Hydrochloride generic of wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

What tends to trigger anger outbursts in children?

Setting no limits: Children need boundaries. When none are given, they become spoiled, angry, out of control, hating the world and everyone in it. Responding to every outburst with a calm, "no" and a reasonable punishment will reinforce there are limits/boundaries that are not to be crossed. They will learn not to do that. Calm patience and consistency is all you need. More about teaching the adult then the child. ...Read more

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I have lot of freckles on my nose. Tried lot of remedies and avoid exposing to sun. Please tell me any aesthetic/laser treatment.?

I have lot of freckles on my nose. Tried lot of remedies and avoid exposing to sun. Please tell me any aesthetic/laser treatment.?

Freckles on Nose: The most effective way to treat pigmentation on the skin is the ipl, intense pulsed light. However, this can only be used on lighter skin types as it removes pigment. It is extremely important to apply a daily spf of 30 or higher to keep new freckles at bay. Consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?

If you sunburn on your face, are you more likely to gets freckle in the future cause you've damaged your skin?

Yes!: There are two basic types of freckles, "simple freckles" and "sunburn freckles", and this should help answer your question. Freckles are more common in those with light complexions, and in those who get sunburns. Moderate your sun exposure, wear a hat, and always wear good, and good amounts, of sunscreen! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 40 plus woman to get freckles?

Is it normal for a 40 plus woman to get freckles?

Age spots: Age spots are pretty common. Just keep an eye on them or seek out a dermatologist to make sure your not devepoing a skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is it nessecary to have all the risk factors to be prone to have c.a.d, or one or two are enough to make someone prone to it?

Is it nessecary to have all the risk factors to be prone to have c.a.d, or one or two are enough to make someone prone to it?

Add up: Each risk factor for vascular disease "add together" to increase your overall risk for vascular disease. So if you smoke and have a family history and have an unfavorable cholesterol profile your risk of vascular disease is greater than if you only smoke and have a family history of vascular disease. Hope this helps, and again, know that every risk factor counts. ...Read more

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What removes freckles?

Lasers, but...: A dermatologist with a laser, or you with a bottle of quinone bleach and a lot of patience, can remove freckles. My question is whether this is what you want. Manychildren & adults love their freckles, and someone who likes you may like your freckles as distinctive for you. Truth is, i like freckles and most of the other "it's me!" things that individuate us. It's your choice. ...Read more