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freckle

 [frek´'l]
a benign, small, tan to brown macule occurring on sun-exposed skin, especially in children and tending to fade in adult life. Freckles resemble lentigines, but they darken after exposure to sunlight, whereas lentigines do not, and in freckles, the number of melanocytes is not increased. Called also ephelis.
melanotic freckle of Hutchinson see lentigo maligna melanoma.

freck·le

(frek'ĕl),
Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin, especially in people with light complexions; 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]

freckle

/freck·le/ (frek´'l) a pigmented spot on the skin due to accumulation of melanin resulting from exposure to sunlight.
melanotic freckle of Hutchinson  lentigo maligna.

freckle

(frĕk′əl)
n.
Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
tr. & intr.v. freck·led, freck·ling, freck·les
To dot or become dotted with freckles or spots of color.

freck′ly adj.

freckle

Etymology: ME, freken
a brown or tan macule on the skin that results from exposure to sunlight. There is an inherited tendency to freckling, and it is most frequently seen in persons with red hair. Freckles are harmless, but people who freckle easily should avoid excessive sun exposure or use protective sunscreens because they have a tendency toward development of more serious actinic skin changes. Compare lentigo.
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Freckles

freckle

A small brownish or yellowish skin blemish due to local aggregation of cells containing melanin, the normal skin pigment. Melanin-containing cells enlarge under the influence of sunlight, especially in the fair-skinned and this is usually permanent.

freckle

yellow-brown macule of sun-exposed skin, especially in people of pale complexion, due to increased activity of skin melanocytes in response to ultraviolet light exposure
  • Hutchinson's freckle; melanotic freckle lentigo maligna

freck·le

(frek'ĕl)
Yellowish or brownish macules developing on the exposed parts of the skin.
Synonym(s): ephelis.
[O. E. freken]

freckle,

n See ephelis.

Patient discussion about freckle

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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