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Question: Tiny red dots underneath Skin on foot

 Aequitas - Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:33 am

I've had these tiny, smooth, red dots that do not itch or hurt underneath the skin on top of both of my feet for about 4-5 months now and I'm starting to get concerned because some of them are getting somewhat darker in color ( Varies from light reddish brown to a darker maroon/brown. ) and the sizes are between this big---> o and this big---> O. I haven't seen any doctors about it, should I? Any ideas of what it may be? Thanks for any help!
 Aequitas - Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:03 pm

Also, a friend of mine said they kind of look like tiny little liver spots, but I'm only 19, is it even possible to get liver spots at this age?
Thanks again!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:10 am

User avatar Hello,What you describe are possibly lentigo simplex which are small dark brown macules that can appear in any part of body not relating to sun exposure.Under the microsope show increase of melanin producing cells.They are harmless.There is no specific treatment.They can be removed by skin lightening cremes,glycolic peels,or by cryo.But before all this get the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist before any application of medication.Ok?
 Aequitas - Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:40 am

Thank you so much! I have a dermatologist appointment scheduled!
I really appreciate your input!

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