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Itchy brown spots proliferating on my body!

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  • Posted By: SilverSong
  • August 14, 2014
  • 06:30 AM

Doctor says age spots. Won't recommend a derma. Told symptoms to mayo clinic, they offered me an appointment, but no mayo clinic within 3,000 miles.

Brown spots of oddly shapes. Each one has it's own unique shape. After exposure to sun becomes dry and itchy, can scrape it off. Underneath is... nothing just air pocket and skin underneath. Itched off piece looks honestly like a scab that just never fell off. Scar tissue underneath, rubbed Neosporin on it, scar tissue healed.
Also, when 'scabs' are removed, micro-brown fleckles under the scabs move too. I noticed their orientation change accompanied by waves of intense itching after scab removal.

Worst. spreads via oil contact with skin to other people! Afraid to touch people for fear to spread it!

I had it for many years didn't itch was dormant, started a job working outdoors in the sun a lot has made them spread all over!

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  • Do you have a family history of skin cancer? Skin cancer, due to sun damage take years to manifest. The fact that Neosporin healed what you consider scar tissue, it doesn't sound like skin cancer. Look up pics of Seborrheic keratoses online & see if it resembles your brown spots. If your that uncomfortable about the brown spots, call your insurance carrier & ask if you have to have a doctor's referral to see a dermatologist.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 16, 2014
    • 07:55 PM
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  • Ask your doctor or dermatologist if it could be subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE), which can be triggered and exagerated by sun exposure. It may also be independent or in conjunction with SCLE a Staph infection which can be passed person to person.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 18, 2014
    • 10:37 PM
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  • Sounds like seborrheic keratosis flat or raised pigmented waxy spots. They are hereditary and will likely get more as you age. They are non cancerous.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 19, 2014
    • 03:17 PM
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  • Are they incredibly sharp? Objects have several points with one point longer than the others? Burnt orange and fall everywhere. If stepped on by bare feet the object will stab and be deep enough to ended in skin. So itchy. Maybe some type of left over waste from parasite.almost like u walked thru a a bunch of those prickly balls in the woods. How can I post a picture. I have a pair of house shoes and the orange things are stuck to the bottom. Let's just sa it's been a rough 6+ mths of itching, depression,accusations of insanity and drug use. mis diagnosis from docs. So why would take my uninsured itching self to another. Its opened my eyes to our health care system so much. I've researched this stuff nonstop since I got it. Its been a lot of time effort,and frustration but also gaining so much understanding about how my body works in response to outside factors. After reading this thread I'm almost positive I'll get to the bottom of it and cure myself. My question is how does a doc...
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