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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
Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more
Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?
Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more
Yes,: Tan lasts longer in a person with naturally dark complexion. If you wish to reduce the tan, use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It depends. If you are going to get some ornamental tattoo then it could possibly hide your spots. However, if you are considering tattooing your spots individually to "fill them in" then, technically yes, it might work. The trouble will be in getting the tattoo ink to match your skin color. And when your skin tans (if you tend to tan) the tattoos will not darken. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I am African-AM w/ darker skin. Using Hydroquinone to mitigate dark freckles. Noticed skin peeling at treated sites. treated areas now Blackened.
You really need to: see a board certified dermatologist for some answers and correct treatment options. ...Read more
Recovery from scars: The way that your body heals from scars is dependent on many things, including skin color, your age, your nutritional status, etc. Being in the sun can help to normalize the color of some scars, but does not always change the color of the scar to a certain color. Using vitamin e oil or mederma on the scar for a long while (months) can help to fade scars. ...Read more
Cosmelan: Cosmelan® depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the cosmelan® formula act by blocking this enzyme, or even by inverting the metabolic process of the transformation chain. ...Read more
It is possible: Epiduo contains Adapalene and benzoyl peroxide. Adapalene is a third generation retinoid and as such can cause some mild lightening of the skin. I have seen this more often with something like Retin-A bit it is also possible that Adapalene can cause the same effect. Discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more
I've read that red heads with freckles have a tendency to not fall fully asleep during surgery. How would i know if i fall in this category of redhead?
Unaware: Of this correlation! have operated on any number and no particular report! ...Read more
Could this be skin cancer? I have a mole that recently appeared on my shoulder that is three different colors. I'm also very fair-skinned and a natural redhead, so i'm covered in freckles on my shoulder. The mole is clearish, and it looks as though the co
What could be the etiology of a 30 year-old white male redhead be suffering from if he coughed up a little blood?
Myriad: While being readheaded likely has nothing to do with it, this could be anything from a nosebleed to lung infection. See your primary care doc for a general physical +/- chest x-ray. ...Read more
Never heard that one: I very much doubt that there is a scientific basis for that statement. ...Read more
What to do if I am a redhead and I'm burn so terribly :'( is there any home rememdies r medictaions that are really good for sunburns?
Sunburn: Stay out of the sun. Protect your skin with sunblock, wear hats and don't sunbathe. ...Read more
It's in the genes!: Red hair is inherited. If you married a blond then you have more chances of passing on the red head gene than if you marry a brunette, especially if the brunette comes from a family without blonds and redheads. Like a coin toss, each pregnancy has the same odds. If you flip a coin 3 times you may get all tails even though each flip has a 50% chance of being heads (assuming equal weight). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?
I have heard that redheads are resistant to pain killers and need more anesthesia. Being a redhead what can I do cause painkillers do nothing for me?
BS: Tihs is simply not true. hair color has absolutely nothing to do with one's response to pain killers. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Two weeks trial of topical benzoyl peroxide alone. This clears most mild acne. If not clear, physician's office visit. Options may include topical retinoic acid derivative (great for blackheads), topical clindamycin, the oral contraceptive pill for a woman who can take it, and/or an appropriate systemic antibiotic right for the patient. Tough cases referred for isotretinoin. ...Read more
Is there anything else I can get vitamin d from other than the sun? I protect my skin since redhead
Vitamin D deficient.: I appreciate your adoption of sun protection given you fair skin completion. All you need is 15 minutes a day which is not much sun exposure. You don't need to "lay out" to get this. This is absorbed through exposed head, neck, and arm skin. Do you know if you are Vitamin D deficient? I would not obsess over sun avoidance and your vitamin D. If you are low on testing, take a supplement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I be worried about a new mole that has appeared on my leg? (I'm a 17 year old, fair skinned, redhead)
Watch it, no worry: Please keep a watch on it like any other mole. If it doubles in size, changes color, becomes irregular, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I am a fair skinned redhead who gets dark bruises that take weeks to heal, and with stress sometimes welts that bruise, what could this be?
Ecchymoses: Bruises should not take weeks to heal. It is a good idea to have the lesions checked and also to consider routine blood testing. Your fair complexion should not be causing this. ...Read more
Eyelashes are turning blonde from root out. I am young -18- so I don't believe it's from aging. I am a redhead but not "fair"(brown eyebrows/eyes) ?
I'm young. I am a redhead with pink undertones and my veins show through (usually on my legs). When I exercise too much, I get blotchy. I know there probably isn't anything permanent to do about this but this really bothers me. They don't stick out. I thi
Do nothing!: This is just your vasculature and your genetics. Although you may be bothered by this, i suspect it doesn't last long, is related to something good (exercise), and if nothing else, is a great conversation starter with some great guy. Don't let this bother you! really! please do not consider vein injections or laser treatments. You don't need the potential problems! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My girlfriend is suffering from vaginal infection from past 9 days first the she suffered from continuous bleeding and redheads on her vagina?
What are the first signs of skin cancer? Being redhead,I got a burn last week outside for 70 minutes. usually have sunblock 70+ on.Small bumps on face
Check this link: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/ss/slideshow-skin-lesions-and-cancerGet a more detailed answer ›
Any ideas? 7 y/o niece said "eyes are shaking", vomiting, dizzy. Looks frail to me (very pale skin/redhead). Always seems zoned out, but today is bad!
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
Sunscreen, but...: Everybody should use sunscreen and this will make your freckles less prominent. If you're naturally a freckler, you may try having them lasered off but results will be so-so. A majority of your friends and the people you might date will tell you that your freckles are fine and probably something they like, and to enjoy them and embrace your genetic heritage. Photo Lady obviously likes hers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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