Medical Q&As

Freckles

A freckle appeared on my face over 1year ago. Now hair has started growing out of it? Could it be cancerous?

Hair growing from a freckle is not a danger sign and does not signal possible malignant change. Freckles are commoner in blue eyed, red haired individuals who tend to burn rather than tan when exposed to the sun. Freckles increase in size and number when they are exposed to the sun. Freckles do not undergo malignant change but moles can. The danger signs of malignant change in a mole are a change in size, change in colour or a change in the border of the lesion. If in any doubt about the nature of a skin lesion get your doctor to have a look at it.