Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Freckles (ephelis or lentigo), small pigment spots which occur in fair people, usually on the face or backs of the hands. They are never found in very young children. They are popularly supposed to be produced by the sun, and are certainly more marked in summer than in winter. They are of no evil import, but on account of the disfigurement they sometimes cause various lotions have been employed with the object of effecting their removal. It is very doubtful whether such applications are of any value.