Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Palm Freckle Situation



I have mentioned it before, but I have a freckle on the palm of my right hand. I have a lot of freckles, actually. All over the place: my palm, the bottoms of my feet, my scalp, inside my ears--they are literally everywhere on my body.

The freckle on my palm, however, has been there since I was little. I remember being on the playground in elementary school with my best friend, who also had a freckle on the palm of her hand. We would pretend our palms were maps and the freckles represented our houses. We would give one another directions using our hand freckles.

Having all these freckles isn't necessarily out of the ordinary, but it turns out the one on my palm is rare. So much so, that every dermatologist I have ever visited tells me about my good fortune. As though my freckle is some sort of divine marking or something. It makes me unique, apparently.

Turns out a lot of people search the Internet for palm freckles, too: my Blogger stats tell me that at least 5 people a day are directed to my blog based upon search terms like:

Freckle on the palm of a hand

Can I have a freckle on the palm of my hand?

Pictures of palm freckles

It always makes me laugh. I've always wanted to be known for something.

However, I never anticipated it would be for a freckle.

5 comments:

Erin said...

My husband is also very freckle-y. He has a couple freckles on his toes. And the dermatologist has told him a couple times how unusual that is. My daughter has one in her hairline and I'm going to hazard a guess that that's not all that common, either. :)

ef said...

Hi Emily,

My name is also Emily, I came across your blog while researching the freckle on my right palm, in the exact same spot as yours! I read your "about you" column and noticed we have many of the same interests such as running, fashion, and whining (lol).
I was surprised to hear that my freckle could mean good fortune as I was expecting to be directed to Web MD where I would find out I have skin cancer.... what kind of good fortunes can I be expecting?!

Best,
Emily

یحیی said...

I have very similar freckles on palm of my hand and sole of my right foot.Recently I read on medical websites that says: maybe it's a sign for Melanoma (skin cancer)! So I'm very scared! Is it dangerous?

Kristyy said...

Yes I have a freckle on my right palm and I have been reading a lot online about it being linked to skin cancer and melanoma?? Freaked out a little is it normal?

Kristyy said...

Yes I have a freckle on my right palm and I have been reading a lot online about it being linked to skin cancer and melanoma?? Freaked out a little is it normal?

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