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Itchy Sunspot On Face
I think i have a sunspot on my face. It's been there for about 3yrs, but over the past 4days it's become raised & itchy. Should I be concerned?
FACIAL "SUNSPOT": YOU SHOULD PROBABLY SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. TO PLAY SAFE, ANYWAY . . . ...Read more
If a sun spot turns red and itchy, may that signal that it may be cancerous? I have an appointment to see my derm but wondering if it is concerning
Sun protection: Sun spots are typically exacerbated by sun exposure, hormones and stress and are more common in medium or darkly pigmented skin. Wear sun screen, hat and sunglasses to limit your sun exposure. See your dermatologist to discuss other treatment options such as topical hydroquinones, kojic, glycolic, retinoic or azelaic acids as well as laser therapy options. Stay out of the sun or it will come back. ...Read more
See a skin doctor: Sunspots are due to sun exposure/damage. There are many options which need to be tailored based on your skin type, color, and area of the face involved. Chemical peels and lasers are good options and can be used alone or combined with topical whitening agents and exfoliants like retinoic acid. You should see a skin specialist to review your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Intense pulsed light: Intense pulsed light (photofacial) targets melanin pigment with green or yellow wavelengths. Of course, proper sunscreen protection spf 30 with uva coverage is primary. Lightening with arbutin (contains hydroquinone) interferes with melanin production and must be used carefully with pulsed supervised use. Have your physician rule out melasma if you are female, and wear a hat outdoors. ...Read more
My 4 yr old has what looks like sunspots on arm, neck and face. All spots are tiny but she hasnt rweally been out in the sun too much?
Depends: Cold exposure can do it; dry skin can; and (obviously) an allergic reaction can. For the first two, usually a moisturizer will help improve it. The allergy needs the triggering item removed to resolve--review what goes on your face (soaps, colognes, shaving, etc.)--if any new ones, stop for a couple days and see if feeling resolves. If not, try the moisturizer, then see dr if that fails. ...Read more
Have it looked at.: 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
Lots of possibilitie: There are many possible reasons for your symptoms. The ones that you will need to be aggressive about and treat are lice or scabies. These are both infestations that feed off your blood and can be spread to others by physical contact. Lice in the scalp can often be seen moving on the hair shafts and nits are seen attached to the hair itself. Scabies has burrows often on the fingers and genitals. ...Read more