News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Dermatology Answers List

Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Raised freckles and moles after rash

 diamond1 - Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:40 am

Hello, I've just recovered from Glandular Fever and the rash I had has faded, but i've been left with raised dark freckles (not big enough to be moles) all over my body. Should I be worried about this? My birthmark has also increased in size now that the rash has gone. Any advise you can give me will be really appreciated! Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:07 am

User avatar Hello,What I infer from your history is that the rash has left behind what we call as post inflammatory pigmentation.Many skin problems when they heal leave behind some melanin pigment which resolves in time.Any increase in size of moles or birth marks need scrutiny.Congenital melanocytic nevi,except giant nevi have unlikely to transform to melanomas but it would be prudent to show the birthmark to a dermatologist just to be sure.He may just perform a dermoscopy a simple test to reassure.Best wishes.


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.