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21 Apr 2006

Hi Doc

I am 40 year old female, and do naturally tend to have a dry skin. In the past year or so I continuously develop these little white scaly patches (size of a freckle) and then they turn into a freckle. Arms mostly. I am sure they itch before they become a freckle. I've been to the GP and a dermatologist, both who told me it is nothing. But I am still not reasurred. Is this just old age or what? My father had skin cancer.

Thank you
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Scaly
They can be due to sun damage of your skin - skin cancer usually has either a pigmented lesion like a mole, or a sore with a reddish border. It wont do harm to let your GP check these once a year and for the moment you can freeze it off if it is unsightly.
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