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Why Do I Have Brown Spots On My Face
Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, certain medications may increase the number, intensity, and distribution of the dark spots. Routine use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will reduce the appearance of these lesions. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Do white spots look like millet? If so and without long foreskin-related inflammation, they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles, which are harmless & require no Rx at all. Nonetheless, without a direct look, a prefect Dx is hard to come by. So, seek professional evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more
Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result of an active lifestyle and minor trauma to the nailbed. ...Read more
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more
Moles: Hi luis! there are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Depends on the site, size and other factors, if really bothersome, see a dermatologist ...Read more
May be eczema?: Whitish spots on the face may be eczema (pityriasis alba), especially if it dryish and itching a bit. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) should look at it if it doesn't go away with simple treatment. Sometimes the rash can be ringworm (a fungus) or some other disorder. Simple treatment of a spot may mean trying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream, plus moisturizers. ...Read more
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