Hello, I am a 24 yr old & my occupation is a Mental Health practitioner and I have to do home visits daily. I spend 60% of my time driving. I've noticed these brown spots on my left hand between my index finger and thumb (as a lot of people in this forum have). My theory is the location of these "brown spots" directly correlate to the way we grasp the steering wheel and the sun exposure it receives. That area has the most exposure to the sunlight (depending on how often you drive). Thus, they are aging spots (as they can occur at any age, if exposed to the sun for periods of time). Also for those who may say they don't drive as much, consider this: the earth has been getting hotter, the ozone layer is depleting (FACT: Over the U.S., ozone levels have fallen 5-10%, depending on the season.) therefore now a days your skin is more susceptible to getting these aging spots no matter how old you are. My advice use, SPF lotions.
My son is 14 and just developed these as well. He doesn't drive yet and hasn't been out in the sun. He does play the drums - a lot more lately because of practicing for a play his is in the orchestra pit for. The spots are not raised at all, do not itch and are just brown, discolored spots. Weird.
Tinea versicolor is a fungus infection that mainly affects the skin of young people. This common condition is unsightly, but it is neither permanent nor serious. Spots can be either light- or reddish- brown or else lighter than the surrounding skin (hence, the name "versicolor"). There may be just a few spots, or there can be so many that they run together (like a shawl) and make it seem that islands of normal skin color are the spots, not the other way around. Tinea versicolor is a common
fungal skin infection characterized by lighter or darker patches on the skin. Patches are most often found on the chest or back and prevent the skin from tanning evenly. It occurs mostly in adolescence and early adulthood, but it can occur at any time.
I have a friend who is almost 4 months pregnant. She has suddenly broke out all over her chest, neck and arms with raised, round, brown spots. The biggest in size are approxamatley the size of a dime and some are quite smaller. Some are round some are oval or oblong in shape. She's just polka dotted all over. She showed her docter when they very first began to appear, all he said it was, was dry skin. I am worried it may be something more serious. It's been cold and not very sunny since she's been pregnant. She says they sometimes itch.
Anyone have any clue or ideas as to what may be happening to her? Thaks
This is so crazy!
I can't believe we all have the same thing, and no one knows why!
I had my 28th birthday party, drank, danced ate, and hung out with friends, was indoors most of the day accept when I was running errands in the morning. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I woke the next day and I had them on my hands, starting in between my thumb and forefinger, from there they are randomly spread over my hands like freckles. It looks like my hands are "dirty". It doesn't itch or burn, they are not raised...it's just well ugly as hell, and annoying that I don't have any clue how or why they are there.
what the heck are they?
When I asked my doctor he said they were merely sun spots, just like freckles really that appear in the sun, they will fade just like the freckles on your face and then probably re-appear in the sun again. Only need to worry about them if they itch or are sore etc, then go see the Doctor.
Hello! I just noticed that I have this brown spots two. must of you say that they come in "clusters" so that left me thinking. Im not a doctor or anything but Ill throw in my two cents. When I was kid I used to go to the beach quite often, and almost always at the end of the day I would end up with this weird brown spots in my arms and hands. aparently they were caused not only by me being in the sun but by the sprinkles that would land on my arm/hand after squeezing lime/ lemon on my fish(lunch). Maybe you ate or squeezed an acidic fruit and missed a spot then went outside and whoala!.
I have them too and suspect it is the lime and sun combination
I just celebrated my 19th birthday. I made guacamole and got lime on my hands and then hung out in the sun all day. Next day I wake up with these spots all over my hands. Now they've been there for about 10 days - they are flat, they don't itch or hurt or anything. There is a cluster of about 10 of them. I figured that they would just fade away, today I wake up and there is a much larger mark on the finger of my other hand. I did cook with lime last night, but of course wasn't in the sun because it was nighttime - I just woke up with it Again, skin is not dry or different in any way just much darker. I've never had freckles, just moles, and they are always much darker brown, I have never noticed anything like this before....
I was making a bunch of gin cocktails in the sun and the next day, voila. I've been out in the sun loads in my life but nothing like this has ever happened. Then again, I've never been out in the sun with hands coated in lime juice. I think we have found the explanation!
These are not sun spots!!!!! Some of the people here have sun spots but what the rest of us are confused about are tiny clusters of spots. They start kind of red and turn to brown. sometimes they fade away but they do return. they do not itch or hurt. they typically are found on the fingers and between the thumb and pointer finger. not on the palm or the top of the hand. I first noticed mine after cleaning out my fathers basement, lot of dust, mold, etc. the was over 2 years ago and I have cleaned my hands many times since then. at first it was just my fingers but now it moved between my thumb and pointer finger. I have no Idea what it is, ...sorry.
i asked around at work and I have two co-workers who have melasma. While it's on their face, I looked at google images and saw that mine looks exactly the same - brown patches (mine, too, appeared overnight) that after 2 weeks formed tiny little blisters. Maybe that's what it is?? Melasma isn't harmful and can be treated with topical creams, so let's all keep those brown fingers crossed!
Asked a Doctor at work and he looked at it and said it didn't look like a fungus, and said it was most likely an allergic reaction. He said to use cortisol cream (anti histamine cream). I've barely started using it, so I can't tell if it is improved.
I am 25 yo female. My spots also just appeared suddenly on both hands. Small freckle spots on L hand and a big spot on R hand. Some of the spots have become pinkish. It has been over 2 weeks, and more spots/rashes have appeared on my inner fingers. I was not in the sun much. I did have allergies some days before the spots appeared (as in sinus pressure, runny nose, itchy eyes) due to the weather. I did also make fresh mojitos and hand squeezed about a dozen lemons, but I've handled lemons before and never got spots on my hands.
I will continue with the cortisol cream and if it doesn't improve I will see a dermatologist if I can afford it!
Hi all. I also had 20-30 freckles-like brown spots, which appeared overnight, on my right hand just under a month ago. Went to a dermatologist but she couldn't provide an exact diagnosis except that she suspected that those were sun spots. I was given some de-pigmentation cream to apply. I'm unsure whether it helped, but the spots have faded almost completely! I experimented not applying the cream for a week and discovered that the spots faded just as well. So I'm assuming this is only temporary. Hence, good news to all!
I got the tiny brown spots on my hands a week or so ago. I thought they were from a chemical burn from spraying pesticide on the trees. But now I am wondering if it could be from Mangos???? I have a mango tree and I have heard that they have something in their skin that reacts with some people. I have also had a rash under my wedding ring lately. I have worn this ring for 20 years and have never had anything like this. I say blame the mangos! In addition to the little brown spots I have also noticed a darkening of a spot near the bottom of my thumbnail. How weird is that?
I have the same thing going on. I woke up and now I have several spots on my hand that look like brown age spots. But I'm 22! I shouldn't be having them. I haven't been in the sun too much and it's been raining for the past couple days. Was it something I ate or drank? I had about 4 iced teas last night and mango juice?
To add on to my previous reply, the freckles appeared OVERNIGHT, did not itch or pain and were not raised. My dermatologist said that there were caused by pigmentation beneath the skin and there were there all along but were not visible. It could be tt exposure to sun aggravate them. Mine recovered after close to a month, so those experiencing the same symptoms, keep ur fingers crossed.
Hi, I'm a 37 y/o male, that doesn't spend alot of time in the sun or drink excessively. That said, i have the same condition that you are all experiencing and have been dealing with it for a cpl years now. The spots ALWAYS appear at the bases of my "bird" and "ring" fingers and on the palm area right below on my left hand and rarely at the base of the thumb on my right hand. Like the poster "thebigone" stated about the "tiny bubbles nearby with clear fluid", these are "on top" of the spots in my case and not "nearby". Also, as opposed to everyone else, mine will itch and get very "raw" and "tender". After a week or 2 the skin will start flaking and peeling and then another 1 or 2 weeks later, they're gone...only to appear again out of nowhere. As with everyone else in this thread, i hope someone can post a possible cause or remedy for this. Thx in advance.
also found freckle-like spots on my right hand, and oddly on JUST my right hand, not my left, between my thumb and index finger. these apparently formed overnight also. after reading through these posts, i can think of 3 culprits--too much sun (as it is summer), harsh cleaning products (i was cleaning the day before i noticed these spots), and/or birth control pills. i have freckles on my face, but they only darken when i'm out in the sun, they never increase in numbers. and these on my hand are entirely new so it's got me worried. oh, and i might also drive with my right hand (i never really noticed) so the right hand might get more sun exposure than the left, hence no spots on the left??? so that may also be a factor...
at first me and my partner thought we had syphilis. Then looking through these posts, we think the FRUIT theory explains it. We made limeade for our housewarming and squeezed about six limes by hand. mystery solved. but a really strange reaction, no?