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New Freckles Appearing
25 yrs old. New freckles appearing everywhere mostly on face within the last 2 mths. I have went from no freckles to atleast 20 on my face! ???
Increase freckles: The lesions may be freckles- ephelides or lentigines - which are benign and may increase with sun exposure. or may be nevi which need monitoring. Are there any inside your mouth? That may be a sign of Peutz Jaeger syndrome. Rarely may be neurofibromas (they are more reddish than brown. Would follow up with dermatologist for definitive assessment ...Read more
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 ...Read more
That's normal: If you tend to be a freckler, you'll get more as you get older or have more sun exposure. Everybody should use sunscreen. Some folks dislike their freckles, but most folks like them on themselves or others. Photo Guy, a professional model, is showing his off. Best wishes. ...Read more
How fast can a new freckle appear? I was camping with sunscreen, but the area was also dry, chapped and scabbed. Freckle? Raw skin? How do I know?
Quickly: New freckles can appear within a few hours of sun exposure. Many people who are freckled will notice an increase in both the darkness and the number of their freckles after they've been out in the sun. If the area was scabbed, this could be the cause of the hyper pigmentation rather than the sun. Continue your SPF and if it continues to change or doesn't improve over the next 1-2 wks see a doc. ...Read more
How fast can a new freckle appear after sun exposure with sunscreen? I have a new small freckle-colored spot near lip, but I worry it could be herpes
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
New freckle on breast. It's mostly flat \u0026 perfectly round but extremely dark, almost black. Hasn't changed since it appeared. Smaller than eraser. Worried?
Mole: It is very low risk based on your description. Keep an eye on it for any changes in size, color, pain etc. In which case bring it to the attention of your dermatologist for eval and possible biopsy. ...Read more
I've a spot near my lip, just appeared. Worried it's skin cancer. I was hiking for 5 days, but wore sunscreen. New freckle? Scar from chapped lip?
Evaluation: Without seeing the area of concern, it would be impossible to give an accurate assessment. Suggest you visit your primary care doctor or dermatologist for an annual skin assessment, so they can evaluate your concern in person. ...Read more
Is a slightly uneven new "normal" colored freckle with a black dot in the middle cause for concern?
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I noticed a new freckle on my back. It's 'normal' sized for a freckle. It is round and 1 color. I scratched it and now it's scabbed over. What do I do?
Scaly itchy lesion: Best to see your doctor as pigmented lesions with itchiness or scaling may need to be biopsied. We obviously get more concerned about lesions which are darker, larger than 6mm in size with irregular borders or having a variegated color but our index for suspicion is high when lesions behave abnormally. ...Read more
Had a small newly raised freckle, looked normal besides being raised. When I used a washcloth in the shower it scratched it off? Is this dangerous?
No: This is most likely not dangerous. What you think was a raised freckle was more likely a skin tag, and they sometimes fall off with friction, especially if small in size. If it returns, or comes back and grows in size or changes features, then consider having it examined by your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
White Spot: Most of the time it's the natural occurrence known as fordyce's spots. Fordyce's spots are said to occur because of genetics, but the exact cause is still unknown. Other possibilities include hair follicles, a scrotal cyst, or less likely the beginning of vitiligo. Have your husband see his local dermatologist. ...Read more
I have dry circular patches over my body, new freckles and lumps under my arm pit?! Are these all related.
Maybe not.: Consider ring worm and Hydradinitis suppurativa.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am 28yrs female. Are freckles dangerous? I got new freckles on lips. Before I have freckles on face, neck even on genetiles.
Is a newly formed 1 mm depth and 3mm width scar (scar by rf treatment for freckle) will fade normally by time, is then how long it will take?
Not likely: Scars will generally get worse and remain red for at least 6 weeks before beginning to fade. Using sunscreen and avoidance of tobacco use will help the scar to mature. Vitamins may help to moisturize the wound but will not make it less red. Lasers may be useful for this purpose. ...Read more
I check my face daily, multiple times. I just used a new facial mask and while removing, I noticed a new, slightly raised freckle on my right cheek. It's very small, and feels almost like a blemish, but slightly brownish. I didn't see it until this evenin
28. Just had baby. New freckle on breast. Black/dark brown, less than 3mm, round, symmetrical, one color. Should I be worried?
Postpartum/breast/le: Best to show your OB/GYN doc to determine if punch biopsy needed. Or ask your FM doctor. ...Read more
I have a newly formed freckle on my leg and it started out as a blister and I popped it thinking it was from the sun and now I'm concerned...
I just saw very small freckles on my vagina. I don't know whether they are new or old, but they are not itchy or lumpy. I'm so worried is it dangerous?
Why am I still getting new freckles/ moles in my 20s? They look like all my other miles, but it makes me nervous. Follow-up w derm in Oct. Is this ok?
I keep getting many new spots (birthmarks) on my face. They are different shades of brown and different sizes. Are they freckles or something serious?
I have some new small freckles around my mouth, cheeks, and chin after spending a month close to equator (w sunscreen). Will they fade with winter?
Most Likely: Probably, be sure to use sunscreen every day from now on too. If they don't, IPL does a nice job of lightening sun damage with no down time. It does require regular treatments to maintain results. Some chemical peels can lighten sun damage. Fractionated laser does a really nice job of lightening pigmentary issues, but there is some downtime. Hydroquinone and lightening creams are other options. ...Read more
I've read that using melanotan can cause existing moles to darken/new moles or freckles to develop. Am I increasing my risk of melanoma?
Melanotan: You can read about Melanotan at https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/melanotan-ii. It is too soon to know whether this drug increases the risk of melanoma. The main thing is to keep your skin protected from skin exposure and to be vigilant regarding your skin lesions with regular self examinations and checks by your doctor ...Read more