... I was told by my doctor they were caused by the sun. Now I have them under and on my breast and on my waist line, they tend to itch. What are they and what can I do to treat them?
5 Feb 2012
Hello Itchy, About ten years ago I had a raised rash break out and eventually it manifested itself into tiny water blisters and boy was it crazy itchy (scratching it seemed to make it spread) I had allergy testing done it the cause was determined to be from the sun at the time I was going to the tanning booth at least once a day plus I lived in Las Vegas, a very sunny place. Doc put me on steriods and went away, needless to say I stopped tanning, hope this helps you. Good Luck. -K
7 Feb 2012
If you were a sun bunny like I was for 40 years, I know exactly what brown splotches you are talking about. And if you pick at them, they will itch. They are call sun spots or 'actinic keratoses'. I can actually scratch the top of them off when I'm bored. I have them everywhere, especially on my arms, legs and back and belly. The treatment for them is 1) freezing them off when they start to bother you (by you family doc) or 2) you can use 5FU cream (a chemotherapeutic agent that has been around since time started). You probably need to see a dermatologist for that... most likely a dermo doc!
Anyway, the skin spots you need to worry about are lesions that wont heal, or moles thay change color and get bigger, not always raised (like blue, black, brown and red in one mole).
Stay calm, you can always fork over the bucks if you get scared... just sayin'.
The Happiest, Working on Her Tan, Hippie,
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