human body


Question by  kalyanganjam (31)

What is causing these dark spots on my fingers?


Answer by  April (296)

It sounds to me like "age-spots" are showing up on your hands. The way our skin produces melanin begins to change. Melanin is a substance that our bodies produce to protect our skin from the sun. It is a pigment that protects the inner layers of the skin. And as we age, there are some spots that have been over-exposed.


Answer by  Cecilia (2828)

Any number of things could be causing the dark spots including chemical reaction or burns, dye, bruising, allergic reaction and nicotine. Without having seen your hands or your medical profile I would be just guessing. Your best bet is to see your health provider and have the benefit of their years of training. Good Luck.


Answer by  ujwalraimjoshi (729)

Some sort of infection or alergy of soap / detergent or any other item is the cause of dark spots on your finger.


Answer by  Wakee (28)

you must be suffering from some medical condition for which you should have detailed medical exam. There might be some other possibility that your working conditions are making these dark spots, for example if you were working outdoors and without proper gear you could develop this condition. One final thought is that you might be getting older now.


Answer by  glow (120)

Dark spots on the fingers could have several different causes, including new moles or freckles, a pigmentation disorder or an allergic reaction to medication.


Answer by  junebug0720 (270)

It could be some time of infection or allergy. Have you changed soaps or detergent lately. That can cause the dark spots. Also your intake of iron could be low. You may want to take iron supplements.


Answer by  Connie45 (1110)

They are likely "liver spots," though they have nothing to do with your liver. They are the result of accumulative sun damage over the years, when you have neglected to use sunscreen on your hands.


Answer by  sc1234 (1319)

Those can be from a couple of different factors. Have you been writing with ink pens lately? This may have seeped into your skin. If not, go to a doctor.


Answer by  near2land (493)

Please see your doctor. You could have some problems with circulation or you may have contacted something from a product you've been around. Be safe and schedule an appointment.

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