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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Naturally dark?: Naturally dark skin is genetically determined, and runs in the family. A person gets darker after being in the sun, and lighter when out of the sun. I ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Get more tan?: Bleaching is usually not the good option for evening out the skin tone but perhaps more tanning may help if you do not mind having an even darker skin ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eyelid pigmentation: The darkness represents a change in skin pigmentation and sometimes is familial. There is nothing that can cure it.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See doc: See your doctor because you have several problems.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stacey Lin
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Melasma?: That area is very prone to hyper pigmentation ( melanoma) usually due to birth control pills, pregnancy or acne scarring. Sounds like for you it could ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortiso ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience in Dermatology
Dark skin: It is probably due to sun exposure or melasma due to hormones and sun exposure.
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Dermatology: consultation is necessary to make a diagnosis.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff s ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
? Hyperpigmentation: Darkened skin, for several reasons, post infection/ inflammation, side effect of creams ointments, side effect of a drug, (photosensitivity), etc.. Se ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
See a Dermatologist: Lesions and eyes and around mouth can be due to compulsive and excessive use of soap or cleaning the face, eczematous dermatitis, and occasionally inf ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yanik
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Scrub: Suggest you wash face with ivory soap and abrade skin gently with a facial scrub pad.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like beh ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Weiss
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seborrhea: Sounds like you have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. This typically characterized by scaly, flaky and irritated skin on the scalp, brows, ar ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Keratosis Pilaris: Please see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allerg ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Normal: This is normal especially in skin of certain ethnic groups middle east, italian , greek. This is nothing to be concerned about assuming everything els ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Shackelford
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm com ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Seborrheic dermatiti: This is seborrheic dermatitis. Usully prescription-strengthed Hydrocortisone cream/ointment would do.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done n ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Premenstrual flush: Make sure to have your female hormone and thyroid hormone levels checked.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience in Dermatology
It depends: Whether this is a problem or not depends on when this started. If you have had this since childhood or early adolescence or if this is seen often in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Long shots: You need to manage your acne like an informed adult. Topical benzoyl peroxide is your best friend and your physician can add a prescription strength R ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
You can try OTC: hydroquinone with acid, but if not working see dermatologist for diagnosis and prescription strength lighteners

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