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Sunburn Brown Spots
Ask your doctor: I would see a dermatologist who can determine if that is a normal after effect or actual cancerous indication. He/she would best be able to say based on your health and medical history, skin care etc. Stay out of the sun and wear sun screen as even a little exposure can be hurtful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. Years ago I was sunburned on my chest. I took care of it and it got better. Now, years later, I noticed that I have a couple of brown spots.
Received a severe sunburn in June to back, shoulders and top of chest. Blistered and peeled for weeks. Now have brown spots appearing. Is this normal?
I had sunburn on the tip of my ears it became crusty and pealed now there are small brown spots that are not noticeable unless you look at closely?
Normal skin response: Our skin tries to protect us from the damaging rays of the sun. If your skin on the ears peeled, that means you actually got a deep 1st-mild 2nd degree burn! Your skin didn't like that, so it is making more coloring (pigment from mole cells) to protect the deeper layers of skin from further damage. This frecking is often permanent and is a signal from your body to use sunscreen!!! Take care! ...Read more
I got a really bad sunburn while I was away on vacation (2 months ago). Now my shoulders break out in pimples and light brown spots. What could it be?
The tip of my ears got sunburned it has pealed but there is small brown spots could this be cancer or just a freckling?
Sunscreen: If the sunburn just recently occurred and this is the first major sun damage to the area it is highly unlikely for any cancerous lesion to be present as the type that is most common (basal cell carcinoma) is the result of repetitive significant sun damage. Monitor the area and be sure to use sunscreen daily of at least SPF 30 and look for one that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sun burn on the top of my ear and it has pellets but there are small tiny brown spots they do not look bad but I am still scared?
Don't worry, check: Is it a recent sunburn? If so, it's probably just healing skin. But if it has been a while, or you've had many others in that area, you need to see a dermatologist to rule out skin cancers. Either way, it's a good idea to let the dermatologist see you since you spend time in the sun. ...Read more
Brown spots: Rather than guessing - encourage you to be evaluated by a physician or dermatologist. Recommend head to toe skin evaluation by a dermatologist annually. Take care. ...Read more
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
Very little: Most of the time this means very little. May be "age spots" Not serious as a rule but if just came up and getting darker, need to see your doc. If you lay out in the sun or tanning both, need to look into having your skin checked for sun related skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brown spots?: There are many causes of hyperpigmentation. For example, Mongolian spots are common and nothing to worry about. Cafe au lait spots may need to be followed. Ask you pediatrician - since they can actually see the "brown spots" you are referring to they are in the best position to give them a name and let you know the significance. Internet "guessing" is likely only going to cause undue anxiety. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more