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Abdominal Skin Discoloration
Help! Itchy, dry skin developed on both sides of my abdomen. Skin discoloration of dark pigmentation. Do I need to see a doctor?
Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Would need more info: Skin discoloration can vary from something not to worry about like a suntan to something life threatening like gangrene. More info is needed about - where the skin is discolored, when did it happen, how long has it been like that, was there any injury, what color is it, is there some pain or temperature difference - to begin answering. ...Read more
Possible.: Skin discoloration following eczema may last a long time. ...Read more
Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer. ...Read more
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It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more
Side effect: Of the medication and can improve with stopping the medication. The medication can also cause darker irises but this side effect is permanent. Take care. ...Read more
I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?
Many possible reason: There are a number of possibilities. First of all, if you are using any drops they may be the culprit. If you have any allergies or hay fever or eczema those can also cause depigmentation. If you have irritation around your eyes like blepharitis especially if you are rubbing them that may also be causative. Finally, for this summary, vitiligo can happen in a limited way around the eyes. ...Read more
I have skin discoloration on my forehead. Please tel me the causes for it and advice me a suitable medication. Thanks?
SEE A DOCTOR: For such advice you need someone to look at the "dicoloration". ...Read more
I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?
Various - see a doc: Could be anything from a skin fungus, to an irregular blood vessel formation, to a skin symptom of a systemic illness (auto-immune, viral, etc.) to a medication reaction. Even if it doesn't hurt or itch, a new unusual mark on the skin should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?
Here are some…: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more
Skin discoloration: Skin discoloration. Many causes. Some common and many rare. Sun (uva) causes dna damage which stimulates pigment formation. Hormones (estrogen) can stimulate pigmentation. Fungus. (tinea versicolor) metabolizes oleic acid to form Azelaic Acid which is toxic to melanocytes. Also, whenever the skin gets irritated or inflammed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more
Skin discoloration: This is a change in color to the outer tissue layer of the body. Skin color changes can occur with a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more
Sunblock/BBL therapy: Sun burn discoloration can be a pink or brown color and if you use sunblock over a few weeks to months, it will settle. If not settling then there were likely other problems like infection that may have prolonged the inflammation. Rarely, broad based light (bbl) treatments may be needed to lighten the area. ...Read more
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Determine Cause: Skin discoloration may have many etiologies including local irritation, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, or drug reaction. Evaluation by a dermatologist will aid in this determination in order to provide the appropriate treatment. Reduction of sun exposure and use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will help. ...Read more
Patience: Tincture of time helps as does the use of topical treatments including steroidal and moisturizing products. ...Read more
Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more
& your question is?: How old is your friend? How long does she have the discoloration? How dark? How extensive an area of her skin? On both thighs? Any other symptoms? And last question, why are you asking and not her? If she is concerned tell her to talk to us or her doctor, maybe even a dermatologist [skin specialist]. ...Read more
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