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Is there any tiny growth etc or associated signs of inflammation ?
How are the margins of freckles?
Any itching or scaling of skin seen?
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There are two basic types of freckles: simple freckles and sunburn freckles. Simple freckles are usually tan, round, and small about the size of a common construction nail head. Sunburn freckles are often darker, have irregular jagged borders, and may be larger than a pencil eraser. Freckles are thought to develop as a result of a combination of genetic tendency (inheritance) and sun exposure. Two people receiving the same sun exposure may not have an equal chance of developing freckles.
Prevention-- Since we cannot change our own genetic component of freckling, our main prevention measures are aimed at sun avoidance and sun-protection, including
use of sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) 30,use of sun-protective clothing (shirts, long sleeves, long pants), avoidance of the peak sun hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and seeking shade and staying indoors. Ideally, freckle prevention is more effective than later trying to remove freckles that have already developed. Freckle-reduction treatments are more difficult and not always satisfactory.
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Yes its quiet common to have freckles as you get old if you have such tendency. And they are quiet harmless unless they cause any symptoms.