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Does Exposure To Sunlight Cause Brown Spots On The Face And Legs?

I just had 2 eye surgeries. I had been taking 3 post operation eye medications on both eyes. I now have funny spots on my face, legs etc. I suspect that it was the Sun exposure that caused the brown spots etc. Do you suppose that is an accurate accessment? What could I do about it? Thank you.
Mon, 3 Sep 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

If there are flat brown patches without any symptoms on sun exposed areas of the body, the chances of it being due to sun exposure is high.
Try to cover the area with clothing and apply Kojic acid cream for 2 weeks. If you do not get any improvement, do consult your Dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Siva Subramanian.
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Dermatologist Dr. Sivasubramanian's  Response
Hi,

Flat brown spots on skin without itching or pain could be due to Freckle or Lentigenes. Freckles are usually present on sun exposed skin. But Lentigenes appear on both sun-protected and sun-exposed skin.

There are other possible diagnosis such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. As there are multiple possible diagnosis, I recommend you to consult your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Siva Subramanian
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Does Exposure To Sunlight Cause Brown Spots On The Face And Legs?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. If there are flat brown patches without any symptoms on sun exposed areas of the body, the chances of it being due to sun exposure is high. Try to cover the area with clothing and apply Kojic acid cream for 2 weeks. If you do not get any improvement, do consult your Dermatologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Siva Subramanian.