Suddenly there are two dark brown spots on my 2 year old.. freaking out

Danielle - posted on 06/23/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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so, yesterday there was nothing on my daughters back then today I was taking her a bath and noticed 2 dark brown spots on her lower back. i'm thinking it could be skin cancer but i'm known to assume the worse. Anyway, she has been going outside to get in the kiddie pool but it's been with my in laws and I have no idea if they're putting sun screen on her. she just started being outside, normally she isn't. she went swimming yesterday and now I notice 2 brown spots. should I take her to the doctor? Also, my son says she was playing in the dirt after they got wet but I tried scrubbing it and nothing will come off. the spot isn't raised or scabby. it literally looks like someone got brown marker and colored it on.

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Gena - posted on 06/24/2014

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I agree with Guest, rather call,get it checked.I dont think its skin cancer,but rather call so that you dont have to worry.Sounds like cafe ole spots. But remember kids must go out and get some sun. (vitamin d)

Guest - posted on 06/23/2014

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I would take her just to have them checked out--better safe than sorry--but most likely they are just harmless sun spots, moles, or large freckles.

Danielle - posted on 06/23/2014

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hmm.. they're like way bigger than freckles. probably as big as a pencil eraser and really dark brown.

Michelle - posted on 06/23/2014

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It sounds like they could just be freckles. I doubt it's skin cancer.
You do need to get the children outside, it's healthy for them to get sunshine and vitamin D.

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