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Brown Spots

Brown spots on the face and skin are most commonly due to sun exposure. Such spots are termed ephelis and lentigo and occur due to excessive melanin deposition. Sometimes brown spots can be the result of skin conditions, medications, etc. Wearing sunscreens with atleast an SPF of 50, anti-aging creams, creams containing kojic acid, niacinamide, vitamin E, retinoids, arbutin, etc., help reduce such brown spots.

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I have had pimples and brown spots on my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from pimples and brown spots on my face for the last two years. I consulted a skin specialist doctor, and there was no improvement. Please suggest the best way to cure these spots. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your descriptions, it seems that you have acne-pigmented scars. Acne is a chronic problem with a variable course of medication. It requires regular follow-up and prolonged treatment. It usually occurs up to 25 to 2...  Read Full »

I have a slowly spreading brown spot. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had these brown spots for the last 20 years. It grew from a small spot to this big in all these years, and it is still spreading slowly. It does not itch, nor does it pain, but when I get out in the sun, I feel a burning sensation all over the area. I once used Skinlite cream, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The triggers include sunlight or any harsh irritant chemicals. Skinlite has Hydroquinone which is more than sufficient to mask any pigmentation but not cure it completely. From the symptoms, I s...  Read Full »

I am getting spots after taking morning-after pills. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, About a week ago I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, a day after that I took the morning after pill because he did ejaculate inside of me. I was ovulating during that time so I don't know if that could speed up the process since I took the pill about 14 hours after having the unpr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The reddish discharge you have mentioned is an after effect of morning-after pills. I would like to highlight one point that the pills cannot damage an already fertilized egg. If your egg has already fertilized before taking the pills, it is not going to help. The s...  Read Full »

I took plan B and had spotting with cramping. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I took Plan B pills 34 hours after intercourse and one week later I had dark brown spotting. Then, I started having a red bleed during the week of my period, but it was not heavy. Now towards the end of my period, it is very light. I have period cramping and bloating. Is this because ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have experienced a very normal behavior of bleeding pattern after Plan B usage. The bleeding ideally starts after one week and starts with scanty, then the flow increases and then decreases again. This is a normal endometrium shedding pattern after Plan B. You ar...  Read Full »

What are that hardball-like thing and brown spots inside my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor,While sleeping, I somehow bit my cheek. Then I felt there was a hardball-like thing inside of it. It was not on the surface but inside. When I looked with my flashlight, I also saw tiny brown dots inside of my mouth.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query, and I will help you solve your doubts. Cheek biting is seen in bruxism. There are certain appliances for stopping the habit of bruxism. I cannot understand what hardball is? I hope it is...  Read Full »

I shaved my head and saw a brown spot cluster or patch on my scalp. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I shaved my head today and saw a cluster of brown spots patch on my scalp. The last time I shaved my head was three months back and I am pretty sure this cluster of spots was formed on my scalp in these last three months which I noticed today. I read a few articles on the internet and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. I have gone through the photos (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is good that you examine every time after shaving your hair. Not all hyperpigmented lesions are melanoma. It ca...  Read Full »

How to clear the brown spots present in my nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have brown spots on my nose for two weeks. It keeps on appearing more and more. I have tried to apply drops of lemon juice but it does not disappear. I have been experiencing painful upper middle back pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Please do not try any more home remedies as we do not know these can react with skin and in such condition, the skin will be initially red and later heal by more hyperpigmentation. So please avoid these. Just apply sunblock like Neutrogena...  Read Full »

I have spotted blood after sex. Is it a issue?

Query: Hi doctor,I engaged in sexual activity on the third day of my menstrual cycle. The encounter was brief, with no ejaculation. My period ended as expected. However, for the past week, I have been spotting brown discharge. Is this an early sign of pregnancy, and should I be worried? My menstrual cycle ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and understand your concerns. Let me address your questions. Engaging in sexual activity from day 1 to 10 of your menstrual cycle is generally considered a safe period, as ovulation does not typically occur during this time. Moreover, the fact ...  Read Full »

How to eliminate the brownish spots on my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor,What are the brownish spots that have formed between my upper back teeth? They are on both sides. I just noticed these brown spots tonight while brushing my teeth. They do not come off when I brush them. I have a habit of chewing tobacco.  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity); I am very sorry for the inconvenience. As a specialist, I am here to help you. The brown spots over the teeth that do not clean by brushing are stains and plaque. They...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the brown spots on either side of my face?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old male. I have brown spots or pigmentation on both sides of the face (beside the nose) for four to five years. It is becoming larger. I never used any cream. The maximum time I am working inside the office. I am attaching photos. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and description. It looks like melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Melasma is an acquired pigmentation of sun-exposed areas. Areas that receive excessive sun exposure, including the...  Read Full »

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