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Doctor insights on: Can Allergies Make Your Skin Go Patchy Looking With Dark And Light Parts

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Can allergies make your skin go patchy looking with dark and light parts?

Can allergies make your skin go patchy looking with dark and light parts?

Yes: Chronic or severe rashes can change skin color and leave dark and lighter areas. This colr change is difficult to completely resolve. The lighter areas can be repigmented with narrow band uvb or excimer laser. The darker areas can be treated with topical medications to slowly lighten the areas. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

If you had light skin but now look darker due to age (freckles and spots), can lasers get rid of the darker spots and make skin lighter?

Yes: Lasers can lighten or remove darker skin pigmentation from aging. There are different types of lasers or ipls that can be used. It amy require more than one treatment such as photrejuvenation. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Iv facial pimples and also have ugly marks and little holes. please suggest something for the Marks with a quick remedy.have itchy skin as well.

Iv facial pimples and also have ugly marks and little holes. please suggest something for the Marks with a quick remedy.have itchy skin as well.

There really is no: quick remedy. You need to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Depending on the type of mark (postinfammatory hyperpigmentation, scar...) will determine course of action, so make appointment soon:) ...Read more

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M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?

M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?

Keep hydrated: Drinking more water should help quite a bit. If you are on medications, this may also be your cause. Rewetting drops will help short term. If you aren't getting results, it may be wise to see your eye doctor to rule out any concerns you have. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you recommend an extra sensitive sun lotion? My skin goes quite red with being in the sun for only 5 minutes or so! not burnt, just reddening.

Sunscreen : Neutrogena spf50 pure & free or aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock are safe and effective sunscreens made for people with sensitive skin. Anthelios can also be tried and is a very effective uva/uvb block. ...Read more

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Would a chemical peel help my rosacea? I am fair-skinned and I have severe rosacea. I am very unhappy with the way my face looks, especially the redness and the pimples. Can a chemical peel be used to achieve a better facial skin look for people with rosa

Would a chemical peel help my rosacea? I am fair-skinned and I have severe rosacea. I am very unhappy with the way my face looks, especially the redness and the pimples. Can a chemical peel be used to achieve a better facial skin look for people with rosa

The : The international rosacea foundation (and most other experts) strongly recommend against chemical peels in rosacea patients. The reasoning for this recommendation is that chemical peels tend to increase inflammation and modify the superficial vessels in your skin (both of which are already problematic in rosacea). While you may notice temporary improvement from such treatments, your rosacea will rebound, and in all likelihood it will be worse than before the peel. I've attached a link to a mayo clinic discussion about rosacea. I hope it helps! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rosacea/ds00308. ...Read more

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Acne in the back only at multiple spots. Start with red spit with some pain and discomfort and then goes away leaving dark spots . How to get rid?

Acne in the back only at multiple spots. Start with red spit with some pain and discomfort and then goes away leaving dark spots . How to get rid?

Acne care: Over the counter acne gels and lotions can be tried. They are benzyl peroxide based. keep skin clean and please do not pick at it. If you have darker skin, hyper pigmentation of the skin (dark spots can occur. If needed do consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Which std can cause lips to be chapped and dry gray and then upper Lip get a little dark like the skin wants to peel off?

No STD: No STD is a likely cause of these symptoms. The only remote possibility might be syphilis, which can cause a wide variety of skin problems, which might on rare occasions affect the lips. But even this seems extremely unlikely. You and your doctor need to look into non-STD explanations for this. ...Read more

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I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

Rosacea?: If the rash does not cross the bridge of the nose and you tend to flush a lot, the rosacea is the likely cause. Often a Rx antibiotic cream may help but oral antibiotic may also be needed. Talk to your doctor or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dark circles (hereditary?) and thin skin on face and around eyes. What can I do to help this and get rid of the dark circles without surgeries?

Dark circles eyes: 19 F: I have dark circles (hereditary?) and thin skin on face and around eyes. What can I do to help this and get rid of the dark circles without surgeries? ANS: Off the top of my head I would recommend sleeping more. But discuss with your Drs. See what they suggest. ...Read more