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Black Skin Discoloration
I am experiencing vaginal irritation. The following also describe me: Abnormal vaginal discharge, Rash, and Black skin discoloration. What should I do?
I am experiencing buttock itch, buttock rash, thigh rash, pimples and black skin discoloration. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling, Rash, Blackheads, Drainage or pus, and Excessive sweating. What should I do?
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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?
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
Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin? African-american woman. My concerns are about laser skin resurfacing leading to skin discoloration. If this is the case, how long does it take for normal skin pigmentation to be restored?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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