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What Causes Liver Spots On Hands
Liver spots: Liver spots are the result of the skin's defence mechanism against over-exposure to the sun. When a person has been in the sun for a long period, unprotected, the pigments pool to some spots to protect the skin, thus leaving an uneven brown patch. Liver spots are not associated with the liver. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Is there a way to tell whether the small red/circles on your face caused by alcohol are liver spots or just a zit?
Dermatologist: The dermatologist would be best to check your lesions. Facial change from alcohol is in the form of a flush cheek and nose, small spider like blood vessels may appear as we, Liver spots are often form sun exposure they are present and should be checked. Often round brown flat areas with smoothed edges. Zits will come and go but still se a derm if worried ...Read more
Light brown- yellow dollar coin size spot between index finger & thumb. Not raised, not itchy nor dry. Not a liver spot. 2-3weeks to disappear.
Need more info: Hard to tell what the problem was due to without seeing it. But if it went away without a trace and you feel well I would only continue to inspect your body for any other outbreaks then if it happens again you should see a physician right away. ...Read more
I have dark circles and starting to get liver spots on my face I'm only 38 what is wrong with me.?
See derm: See dermatologist. This may be normal for you. ...Read more
Skin pigmentation: "liver spots' also called age spots are solar lentigenes, i.E, uv induced skin pigmentation. These are harmless, other than being a cosmetic issue. The spots are not due to liver disease. For more information consult the following website: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/age-spots/ds00912. ...Read more
Blacks and lentigos: Skin discoloration in african americans can be the result of overexposure to the sun, healing blemishes or healed injury to the skin. This discoloration is brought about when excessive amounts of skin pigmentation, called melanin, is distributed to the affected area. Thus, african americans can get liver spots. ...Read more
Benign: "liver spot" is the antiquated name for solar lentigo, which develop with age and exposure to ultraviolet light. Despite being a benign condition, some patients consider them unsightly and have them removed with liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or lasers that target melanin. The name "liver spot" developed because the blemishes were once thought to indicate underlying liver disease. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor?: If your 11 year old is healthy, I doubt these are liver spots. It sounds more like either pityriasis rosea, a rash of unclear cause, or tinea versicolor, a common fungal rash. Your child's medical provider can differentiate them. Treatment depends on which rash it is. So I suggest an appointment. ...Read more
Liver spots: Age spot treatments include: topical prescription medication like hydroquinone used alone or with tretinoin, laser therapy, cryotherapy, dermabrasion, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Sun protection with an spf of 50 is required to keep the pigment from returning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do liver spots on my face mean that my liver is not working promptly? If so, what functions of liver are not working promptly?
What are these spots under my boobs that look like a cluster of liver spots. They dint itch and don't have a texture. Just in this area. What and why?
Lentigos or seb k's: There are two common skin spots that are often called liver spots, although neither is related to liver disease. The lentigo is like a dark freckle and can vary a lot in size and shape. They can respond to cryotherapy or bleaching. Seborrheic keratoses can look similar but are more varied in color and are usually raised. They often look warty. Cryotherapy may clear these, bleaching doesn't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They'reNotFromLiver: There are all kinds of products out there that say they work. I'm sure they do in some people. You'd just have to try and find out. There are also prescription medications, like hydroxyquinone that might work or...exchange the brown spots for red. Then there's various lasers or other pulse-like devices. But for OTC, start with A and go til you reach Z. Most of them have gentle bleaching agents. ...Read more
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