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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Can't diagnose with: this info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

Should be examined: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots that itch may be part of an allergic reaction, an irritant or chemical reaction, an infection, or a disorder inside the body. "Generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Bluish or purplish spots may be blood spots. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. Rashes at work may be due to chemicals in gloves, solvents, detergents, etc... ...Read more

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Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

Skin fungus- skin colour change back?

It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...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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Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

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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

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I'm black with light brown skin. Will coconut oil make my skin darker?

No.: Sunlight will make your skin darker if you apply coconut oil and sunbathe, because coconut oil is a poor sunscreen. But coconut oil by itself will not darken your skin. ...Read more

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2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on  arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more

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Have painful black spot on my skin. not bulgy or bumpy, the just skin darkens sometimes lentil size and the area becomes painful. Appears disappears?

Don't want to guess.: Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic evaluation. This might might be a good time for total once over & to have these lesions assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?

Changing Mole: It is not unusual for moles to change, but when they do it is time to see your doctor or a dermatologist. A brief exam can provide you guidance, and when indicated, a biopsy the definitive answer. ...Read more

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My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more