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    Skin Pigmentation Problems

    Melanin is the natural pigment responsible for the colour of our skin, hair and eyes. However, if too much or too little is produced by the body, it could lead to a skin condition. Read more →

    Hello, My name is Kristie and I have a mark on my arm, it looks like a cluster of freckles. But when I was younger there was only 3 freckles in an obtuse scalene triangle. Now that I am 22 it has obtained more freckles. It looks like a left foot now. I do have some concerns about weather it is cancerous or not. Thank you very much.





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    I have freckles on my face but just above my eyebrow several freckles have joined to create a large brown area, is there any way of removing this large freckle or lightening it? Thanks Danielle





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    How can i get rid of very dark freckles?





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    On my breasts I keep getting thaeesw little spots like freckles but they are red and some of them are brown. I am really worried please could you help me





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    I am 39 years old. I have a lot of moles and freckles on my face and these have been gradually increasing over my life. It has definitely affected my confidence and self esteem. What if anything can I do about this.





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    I have 2 non itchy small red dots on the glans of penis im not sexually active and uncircumcised I've had them for a couple of years they look like red freckles.





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    Spots on the penis are more common than you think, and in most cases are nothing to worry about. As the dots are small and non-itchy, I would guess that you have a case of psoriasis, a non-contagious skin disease that is most likely caused by genetics. Check if your parents have psoriasis, and check if any spots are around the groin too. Psoriasis can be treated with topical creams - just ask your local chemist and they'll give you the most suitable cream. If the cream doesn't work after a month, visit your GP for some more advice.

    Hi I have these big dark uneven freckles on my face and I was wondering if and how I could get rid of them . Also ever since I was a child I've noticed my back and my stomach have a lot of hair on them and I'm a girl. Thanks





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    Hi I have a birth mark on my thigh that is about 4cm long and 2cm wide and is a dark brown shade in colour but it has 8 freckles on it and i'm worried this isn't normal





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    Hi, could you please email me the name of the cream the gentleman used on fridays show. I have had freckles all over my face since i was about 5 and its really putting my self confidence down. I keep wearing make up all the time and cant even go out without it. Please help. Thank you.





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    In Daniel's episode he was prescribed a cream called Pigmanorm for his hyperpigmentation. This cream should only be used under medical supervision and after a correct diagnosis has been made, so please talk to your GP or Dermatologist in the first instance.

    How do you totaly prevent freckles if you cant compleatly avoid the sun and have to be in direct sun for adleast an hour and a halfe everyday? Will you still get them if you cover up and wear sunscrean? How can i not get them under these conditions?





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    I have a lot of skin pigmentaion and freckles, however the freckles are raised but no change in colour. They are all over my legs.I am 41 yrs old.





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    Search the web for "Fordyce spots" and see if the photos match what you're seeing on yourself. If so, nothing to worry about. They are like freckles, totally normal (even though many people with freckles don't like having them). Most doctors will suggest that since they are not a disease or deformity, then they should not be treated.

    Most likely they are fordyce spots. Check out the photos on the Internet to see if they match what you have. If so, they are completely natural, much like freckles some people have on their faces (even though many people don't like having freckles).

    Hi, I have very pale skin (im white), when i was 7 i didnt wear lotion on holiday during summer and i ended up with big joining blisters between my wrist and elbow on each arm and when they eventually gone i had heaps of joining freckles. Now i did have freckles on my face when i was younger but not alot and i now have alot of redness in my face which covers it up but ever since i was 7 i haven't worn long-sleeve tops outside and i get really depressed during summer, is there any cure for the redness in my face? and also any way to get rid of the freckles on my arms as i have seen some websites that seem legit with creams ect.? please help





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    i know how you feel, i have a lot of freckles on my arms and face. its affected me so bad and in the summer i will never get them out. if feels like im missing out and have to be covered up and not able to enjoy the sun. i feel so self concious. help me please.

    As I indicated in my original response to you, Fordyce spots are totally normal. There is no reason to try and get rid of them. They are like freckles on the face - most people don't have them, but some people do. Many of the people who have freckles don't like them and wish they didn't have them, but they are just another one of the variations that exist within human beings.

    i have a face full of freckles and absoluely despise this as a result i wear estee lauder double wear makeup and layer this on which looks like clay but its the only thing that seems to cover this up!! Can the cream be used on freckles as laser treatment is very expensive , if so what is it called?





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    Hello. i am 33 and have notice a lot of very small moles or freckles appear on my whole tummy. should i be worried? they are small and most are flat like freckles but a few has what seems to be like small blackheads in them.





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    I have quite a few moles and freckles on my body however I have noticed a few new ones which have appeared on my back and appear to be slightly larger than my others. After watching some of your videos I found that most of the things listed as being more at risk are things related to me. I am a 23 year old female with pale skin and have got freckles all over my body. What would you suggest I do?





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    I have dark hair and dark eyes with about two small moles and a few freckles on my arms and legs. I am half Irish and half Moroccan, and a sort of beige complexion. Mother has blue eyes lots of freckles and moles, father is very dark skinned with no freckles or moles. I am nineteen years old, when I was seventeen I went to morocco. I very stupidly stayed in the sun for one hour and twenty minutes, and got badly sunburned although I don't usually burn. The skin on the front of my thighs peeled off, and my legs were painful to the point where I had to walk with pigeon steps and I couldn't wear trousers for one day. Can I get skin cancer from this one sunburn? I have not been on holiday since or sunbathing. I have never used a sunbed.





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    Hey, I have 3 freckles/moles on the palm of my hand, two of them are little but I also have a bigger one. The bigger one is like a diamond shape, when I stretch my palm out the skin of my bigger one looks like a brown scar. I dont use sun beds and I dont sun bath much either. I have lots of freckles/moles on my body and was wondering why I get them? Please help me!





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    Hi i am 17 years old and i use sunbeds and i have fair skin brown hair and blue eyes. I have lots of freckles which come out on sunbeds and in the sun and i REALLY dont like them. I have looked about using lemon juice but was wondering will i still become brown on my face if i use the sunbed whilst using the lemon juice? Do you know anything i can do by tanning on my face without getting freckles?? Please could you help me





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    If you are correct about them being fordyce spots, then they are normal and there is nothing to "cure." It's akin to asing, "How can I cure freckles?" Both fordyce spots and freckles are completley normal for SOME people.

    I've just started getting laser pigmentation to remove/lighten my freckles,but the laser cant get close to my under eye area so i cant lighten my freckles as i have to wear goggles to protect my eyes from the laser, so my question is can i lighten my under eye area with a bleaching serum from IMAGE(company)At the same time as im getting my Laser Pigmentation?





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    age spots and genital warts are two very different things. age spots are just patches of pigment cause by melanin - just like moles or freckles, nothing to worry about. genital warts are transmitted sexually and by skin-to-skin contact they're very clear, defined colourless (or slightly lighter than your skin tone) lumps. its very possible that they *are* just moles or freckles which you can get anywhere you have skin. if you're up to date on your STI tests then you have nothing to worry about. if not then i'd suggest a visit to the GP or local GUM clinic.

    Hello. I have a 6 year old beautiful daughter. She has developed a pigmentation issue from when she was 6 months old, which had progressively spread from her ribs, to her back, down her arms, her hands and fingers, up the back of her neck and now is spotting on her right side of her face. She is a very beautiful little girl, and she is only now starting to ask questions about it as children at school have been constantly questioning her about it. I have until now just said its freckles, and moles - and showed her my freckles and moles and explained that everyone gets them. But she is now noticing her skin is very different from the other kids at school. They tell her it looks like she had dirt on her. And they ask her why. I want her to grow up confident, as she had every right to be! I don't want anything to get in the way of her becoming the incredible girl she is. If anyone has tips on how to explain this to her, or how to help her get past it so that it doesn't interfere with get confidence please let me know! Thank you very much.





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    It RARELY occurs in later Age as it is there from birth and diagnosed at a very young age, and you need more than 2 cafe-laits on your skin. As well as freckles in your grion and your armpits. I have NF1 and have about 30+cafe laits all Over my body as well as freckles especially under my neck. You also will notice little fleshy type purpley pink lump type tags called Fibromas on your skin or large growths these are begine (excuse my spelling) tumours. FINALLY you will notice lots of Fibromas pop up during big hormonal changes like pregnancy or onset of puberty, puberty is also very late or early in NF suffers. If you had NF, you'd been told as a child. Not an adult. Hope this helps. also I'm a student nurse with NF, and have fair bit of experience of it.

    is it ok to pull hairs out off freckles??





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    I would like to know how to get rid of moles and freckles on my body with out surgery?





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    I have freckles on the shaft of my penis. Is this something I should be worried about?





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    hi im 18 and have pigmentation on my chest which looks like dark freckles... is there anything i can do to have it removed?





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