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Doctor insights on: Black Skin Discoloration

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Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more


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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?

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

Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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How can I fix skin discoloration?

How can I fix skin discoloration?

Depends on cause: see a dermatologist to get the diagnosis of what your skin discoloration is from. If it is just sun damage you are talking about start an over the counter retinol at bedtime and add an OTC hydroquinone, but to really know see derm ...Read more

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What can cause skin discoloration?

What can cause skin discoloration?

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

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Skin discoloration, any way to fix it?

Skin discoloration, any way to fix it?

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

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Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets although the condition will return as there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, sun exposure, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
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See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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What is the definition or description of: Skin discoloration?

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

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What natural stuff can I use for skin discoloration? Please help me my skin is ugly.

What natural stuff can I use for skin discoloration? Please help me my skin is ugly.

Coconut oil: I would start with using a small amount of coconut oil on the area of skin discoloration after showering. If it is on the face, use it at night after you wash your face before bed. This can do a lot to help moisturize the skin and balance and correct tone and texture problems. Plus, it does not usually cause people to break out with pimples as you might think. ...Read more