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Ephilides Brown macules, often exacerbated on sun-exposed zones of the skin surface, which disappear during the winter, and most commonly affecting the fair-skinned, especially of Celtic stock. See Macule. Cf Nevus.


Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin, especially in people with light complexion; the lesions increase in number on exposure to the sun; the epidermis is microscopically normal except for increased melanin.
See also: lentigo
Synonym(s): ephelis.
[O. E. freken]

Patient discussion about freckles

Q. after a pedicure, the soles of my feet are dark w/freckles, skin is itchy/thick, my derm says its eczema,help! the pedicure was in fall, 2002. I mad a mistake and wore nylon boots during a storm, the dye never fully disappeared. I would scrub the soles of my feet until I couldn't walk. However, within the last 4 months both heels are itchy, thick, dark-er and now they both have dark legions/ freckles have formed.

A. Are you sure you are going to a clean sterile saloon? It is very important to make sure they use sterile tools for a pedicure because they can transfer fungal infections very easily. Either way you should see a dermatologist to get the right kind of cream treatment for your feet.

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A face without freckles is a night without stars,'" she said.
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Researchers found that the presence of iris freckles was associated with increased age, a higher number of sunburns and a history of severe sunburns resulting in blisters.
The researchers also found that eye freckles were more common among those with light-colored eyes and those who weren't as diligent about wearing sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure.
Carriers have two copies of a variant of a gene which affects the type of melanin pigment they produce, leading to red hair, freckles, pale skin and a strong tendency to burn.
But even a single copy of the variant, found in many people without red hair and freckles, increases the number of gene mutations associated with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, research shows.
After a tirade of complaints, the site profusely apologised, said they'd take down the posters and assured us they believe freckles are beautiful.
As I looked at my skin from a completely different angle--really just staring at it, trying to "embrace the beauty"--I began to find patterns and shapes in my freckles that I'd never noticed before.
He said moles and freckles were 'generally grouped together when it came to a direct corelation between the risk of cancer'.
I said there were more freckles on her face than there were places without freckles.
C's Val Garland dabbed on freckles using five different shades of eyeliner, for a convincing sun-kissed effect.