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My brown spots are raised. What should I do to get it checked out?

My brown spots are raised. What should I do to get it checked out?

See a doctor: There are many lesions that are brown and raised. Many raised brown spots are benign such as seborrheic keratosis and benign moles. However, some melanomas can be raised so it is important to have your dermatologist to do a skin check. See the following website for self skin check instructions. http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/skin-cancer-detection/about-skin-self-exams/how-to-examine-your-skin. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my back?

Dermatological eval.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar lintigo, If they are flat and many of them. . If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis. These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious ...Read more

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I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.

I have small brown spots on my inner thighs, they are not raised and do not hurt, I
 think they are birth marks but would like to know what they are.

Dermatologist: Seeing a dermatologist - a skin doctor - is the sure fire way to get an accurate diagnosis. Things like this need to be diagnosed by someone knowledgeable actually looking at the spots, sometimes doing a biopsy. Anything less is just a guess, and your health is worth more than just a guess... see a dermatologist before Halloween! ...Read more

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2 dime-size pink/brown spots on my butt & 1 thats slightly smaller than pencil eraser. Dont seem raised. Dont itch. Sound like hiv? What could it be?

2 dime-size pink/brown spots on my butt & 1 thats slightly smaller than pencil eraser. Dont seem raised. Dont itch. Sound like hiv? What could it be?

See a dermatologist: Without examining you cannot possibly know what these are. Unlikely to be a result of HIV disease, but if you are in any way uncertain about your HIV status you should be tested. Go let a doctor take a look at these. Get better. ...Read more

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I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot.Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots.I have two medium marks on ankle. ?

I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot.Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots.I have two medium marks on ankle. ?

Veins: Hemosiderin stains secondary to veins and or ankle swelling. Not dangerous but one should watch for itching to start or increased swelling. Venous ulcer could start. Wear good compression hose or socks 20-30 mm Hg is fine. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

Harmless nevi: It sounds like he has nevi or birth marks. These are usually benign like freckles. However, if he has six or more nevi on his body he should be evaluated by his pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my stomach, it looks like brown spots, its not raised and it does not itch. But gets darker when i take a shower or sweat?

I have a rash on my stomach, it looks like brown spots, its not raised and it does not itch. But gets darker when i take a shower or sweat?

Considering several: A photo or direct exam would be very helpful, but based on your description of a rash that gets more prominent with sweating or a hot shower and your relatively young age - i would consider as a possibility cholinergic urticaria. Recommend a dermatologist to examine http://www.Dermnet.Com/images/cholinergic-urticaria http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cholinergic_urticaria. ...Read more

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I have 3 brown spots. One under my arm, one on bicep area and one on my vulva. Why do I have these? They're just spots. Not raised or anything.

I have 3 brown spots. One under my arm, one on bicep area and one on my vulva. Why do I have these? They're just spots. Not raised or anything.

Skin lesions: Dark spots on the skin can be completely benign moles, or can be precancerous growths, or skin cancer. The best way to know is to visit your primary care physician, who can look at them and decide if a dermatology eval is indicated. If any of them look concerning, a dermatologist can do further analysis. Concern if any of them are new, growing fast, irregular borders, black. ...Read more

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I am 24 and I have tiny raised brown spots under my eyes along with acne. Why do I have such spots. Kindly suggest a home remedy.?

I am 24 and I have tiny raised brown spots under my eyes along with acne. Why do I have such spots. Kindly suggest a home remedy.?

Not sure: I would see my primary care doctor. These are very common and may be freckles but can be a indication of high cholesterol. Because i cannot see them myself, i would ask you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on only the left side of my stomach. Not raised and not itchy, but spreading and gets darker after a shower or after sweating?

I have brown spots on only the left side of my stomach. Not raised and not itchy, but spreading and gets darker after a shower or after sweating?

Tinea?: Could be a number of things, but the first thing i think of is tinea, or fungal infection of the skin. This propagates in moist environments, and can sometimes cause a pigmentation (tinea versicolor). Consider use of topical antifungals like tinactin (tolnaftate) and if no resolvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 24 and have tiny raised brown spots under my eyes along with acne on face. Why do I have these spots and kindly suggest a home remedy?

I am 24 and have tiny raised brown spots under my eyes along with acne on face. Why do I have these spots and kindly suggest a home remedy?

Hormonal infection: There are many causes of acne which is very common in young persons more in girls. Depending on individual skin types one may suggest some home remedies. Consider good night sleep, exercise, fruits and vegitables (vitamin c) and not washing face too often (avoid hot water). Use 4 tablets of asprin grind with cactus juice and apply over skin but avoid getting into eyes. ...Read more

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I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

Local reaction: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, would you be able to share a picture, please inbox me 3 different views with close up. This appears to be local reaction but I would like to confirm it for treatment purposes. Thank you! ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Brown spots: One cause for brown spots on the skin are solar lentigines (AKA liver spots/ age spots). These are caused by increased melanin pigment in the skin. They can increase with age. The best way to avoid them is by avoiding sunlight and using a high SPF sunscreen. ...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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I have these redish/ brown spots on my chest and neck what can i use to get them gone ?

I have these redish/ brown spots on my chest and neck what can i use to get them gone
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It depends: Reddish brown skin spots could be caused by many different things, and you really will need a medical professional to see and probably feel them (are they raised or flat, evenly colored, rough, soft, firm, etc.). The treatment will depend entirely upon what type of spots they are. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Why do I get brown spots in my legs?

Call MD: You need to be seen to rule out any other medical factors possibly aging spots so call asap. ...Read more

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Could Fucidin get rid of brown spots?

Could Fucidin get rid of brown spots?

Fucidin: Fucidin cream and ointment are used to treat skin infections caused by staphylococcal bacteria. Brown spots are unlikely to be bacterial in nature, and thus fucidin is probably not useful in this case. ...Read more