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Freckles

Post by hurly » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:37 pm

Does anybody knows what causes freckles?

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Post by b_d_41501 » Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:51 pm

Freckles are flat tan, brown or black spots that appear over time on areas of skin that have been exposed to the sun. Freckles are common among those with lighter skin who sunburn easily.
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Post by James » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:40 pm

They're a build up of melanin, induced from UV rays.

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Post by b_d_41501 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 1:33 pm

Which can lead to skin cancer later in life. :(
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Post by Dr.Stein » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:34 am

Here is a complete article about freckles: http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic121.htm

Written by:
1. Shane G Silver, MD (Staff Physician, Department of Dermatology, University of British Columbia, Canada)
2. Lorne Hurst, MD (Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre)
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Post by hurly » Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:00 am

Thank you guys :D

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Post by b_d_41501 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 1:36 pm

No Problem :P
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:20 am

Aaanytime :wink:
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