What are freckles?
are pigmented spots brought out by sunlight. They usually are on the
face, neck shoulders, and arms. Freckles are inherited and occur mainly
in fair-skinned, but can be found on peoples of all shades. They start
around age 5, and although they fade somewhat each winter, they become
prominent each summer.
What freckles are not?
Freckles are not skin cancer
and nor do they become cancerous. Everyone should be careful of sun
overexposure and this is especially true for fair-skinned people.
How can I take care of my child?
cannot prevent them, and lemon juice cannot bleach them. Therefore, the
child who has freckles must learn to live with them. Family and friends
can help by referring to the freckles as special and attractive. They
never turn into skin cancer.
Where can I get more information?