What does it mean when you have brown spots under your breast?
Light brown or black skin patches may be a sign of acanthosis nigricans. This treatable skin disorder isn’t contagious or dangerous. However, it can be a sign of diabetes, so talk to your healthcare provider. Often, treating diabetes (or another underlying cause) causes the skin to clear up.
What are little brown spots on skin?
Age spots are small, flat dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms. Age spots are also called sunspots, liver spots and solar lentigines.
Why do I have brown spots on my arms?
Age spots, which are sometimes called liver spots or solar lentigines, happen after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, says dermatologist Amy Kassouf, MD. They can be tan, brown or black, vary in size and usually appear on the areas most exposed to the sun such as the face, hands, shoulders and arms.
What are raised brown spots on skin called?
A seborrheic keratosis (seb-o-REE-ik ker-uh-TOE-sis) is a common noncancerous skin growth. People tend to get more of them as they get older. Seborrheic keratoses are usually brown, black or light tan. The growths look waxy, scaly and slightly raised.
How do I get rid of dark spots between my breasts?
Treatment and prevention
- Gently clean the affected area with antibacterial soap and warm water.
- Apply fragrance-free moisturizer, antibiotic ointment, or an antifungal cream as recommended by your physician.
- Refrain from scratching the skin.
- Avoid using highly fragranced soaps, lotions, or perfumes around the breasts.
Can brown spots be cancerous?
These small, gray-brown spots aren’t a type of skin cancer. They also don’t progress to become skin cancer and don’t require any treatment. But if you notice any rapid changes to one of these spots, get it checked out by your doctor right away.