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Raised Brown Spots On 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
Dermatologist question about brown spots on my legs... I am getting brown spots on my legs that are up to the size of a dime. They are circular or oval shaped, are very slightly raised have a rough texture. If i run my fingernail sideways along my skin i
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. ?
Multiple: Brown spots on the skin of the leg can develop from several sources. The most common is a sun spot which originates from sun exposure. These are also called lentigos. You could also have a newly developed nevus or mole which can develop throughout your life and not be abnormal. Pre-cancers and cancers can appear as brown spots, as well, and should be evaluated by a skin doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lentigo: A lentigo or solar lentigo is one of the most common growths that occur on the skin. In general terms these are often referred to as liver spots or age spots. Lentigo are most frequently seen in adults over thirty, and they occur most commonly on sun exposed skin, face, back of hands, arms, chest and lower legs. They are typically tan or brown in color, and are generally flat. ...Read more
Two weeks ago I had these light brown spots on the back of my legs but not on my thighs in the sun the spots turn more noticeable what r they?
Skin discoloration: They could be hypopigmented areas, which means a lack of melanin or possibly a fungal infection. Neither are serious conditions. You may want to try an antifungal cream like clotrimazole twice daily for a week. If no resolutions, get an evaluation. Be sure to wear sunblock SPF 30 or greater when outdoors. Avoid sunbathing and reapply sunblock frequently. ...Read more
Since I'm young I've been having a bad dark/brown spots on my legs because mosquito bites. How I can disappear the dark spots in my legs?
Bleaching cream: This is a common problem, especially in people with darker skin tones. You could try applying a topical cortisone to the bite, which may reduce the inflammation, speed healing and reduce the amount of pigmentation that forms. To treat the pigmentation you could try an over the counter bleaching cream. Your dermatologist could discuss prescription creams and other options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have brown spots on my legs from the poor decision of waxing. Ive had them from last winter. Is there somthing I cold put on them to help them heal?
Go see a doctor: There is no simple solution to your problem. it will require a physical examine your skin to give you more reliable advice. it is best to see a dermatologist and seek his/her advice. One consultation will give you more peace of mind than any other wild proposals for local applications which can cause more harm than any good. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
For a while I have gotten brown spots on the back of my leg when going outside. they go away after I go inside. is this normal?
My mother have brown spots which started to spread upwards her legs. She had this after tahbso. What can we do about this?
Brown spots on legs: Brown spots on legs can be caused by a number of different conditions. Often if legs swell, a person can develop a brown discoloration from red blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels and breaking down in the soft tissues and skin of the legs, leaving behind iron (hemosiderin). Please see your doctor. If there is new onset leg swelling, this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more