Dermatology Community
light brown spots on skin
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

light brown spots on skin

My son woke up the other morning with light color brown spots on his thighs and lower abdomen.What could this be they are spreading slowly.
Related Discussions
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi,

Are there other symptoms present? If there is no history of allergic reaction, this could be due to an infection, irritation or  skin conditions such as dermatitis. Tinea or fungal infection is common and usually begins as a small red area that grows, and spreads out in a circle or ring.  In  tinea versicolor,  irregularly shaped pale or dark tan spots often merging together to form a larger patch is present.  Some of these infections easily spread from person to person. I would recommend that you have this evaluated by a doctor for proper management. Direct clinical examination of the patch or lesions is needed to determine the diagnosis. Definite diagnosis of a fungal infection is through obtaining skin scrapings and observation under the microscope.

Take care and keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank