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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Can I treat vitiligo and hyperpigmentation at the same time?

Sure.: Treatments are different, obviously, but there is no reason you can't treat both the white spots and the dark spots simultaneously. The latter responds much better and more rapidly to treatment, however. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more

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I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

Yes: But I would doubt it would do anything to the pigmentation. There are Rx for it but you will need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

Vitiligo: It is an autoimmune disease of the skin where areas lose the natural skin color. It just happens, like all other autoimmune diseases. Dermatologist can help with treating some spots. ...Read more

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I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, it's not tinea and its not vitiligo.

I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, it's not tinea and its not vitiligo.

Is it really white?: Is the color of your rash truly white or is it just a lighter than your normal skin? Is there a very fine scale on the skin also? You could have something such as a superficial fungus infection that can be treated easily. You should see a dermatologist who can make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Yes: Light colored skin can develop vitiligo, however, the difference between depigmented skin of vitiligo and normal skin may not appear as obvious. Even in very pale patients, they still have melanocytes (cells which produce pigment) in their skin. In areas of vitligo, those cells are destroyed, leading to the depigmented apperarance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Talk with your dr.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Hmmmmm: Sorry, hendy..... I'm not sure of what you speak. Could you clarify a bit? ...Read more

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Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Possibly: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Acanthosis nigricans: The primary aim of treatment is to correct the underlying disease process. Often correcting the underlying cause results in resolution of the lesions, acanthosis nigricans(a)
correct hyperinsulinaemia through diet and medication
lose weight with obesity-associated an
excise or treat underlying tumour
stop offending medicines in drug-induced an. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Block it: There are several ways to prevent darkening of the skin from the sun. First is to block the sun. Physically, you can do this by staying under an umbrella, wearing a hat or using a sun block such as those with zinc oxide. You may chemically block the sun, using sunblocks that absorb the sun. The best way to prevent darkening of your skin from the sun, is to use both physical and chemical blocks ...Read more

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I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

.: Darkening of skin/tanning is a protective mechanism of the body. Increasing your melanocytes when you have increased sun exposure. If you don't want that better start applying sun block when out in sun and also try to decrease sun exposure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production.please suggest me medicine?

I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production.please suggest me medicine?

Need to know why: We need to know why this is occurring. There can be a variety of reasons. You can discuss with your dermatologist, your primary physician, and see if there is an answer to help clarify this. ...Read more

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I go swimming at 11 am. What can I apply on skin to avoid skin darkening since the exposed area of skin has become really dark?

Sunscreen : A mineral based sunscreen such as neutrogena pure & free spf50 or aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock can help prevent sun damage which leads to the darkening of the skin. Apply and adequate amount and wear sun protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible. ...Read more

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Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Hyperpigmentation: Waxing of any sort can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause hyper pigmentation, especially in darker skin types. Laser hair removal is a better option, you get less ingrown hairs, less chronic inflammation. Hyper pigmentation can be treated with a combination of steroids and bleaching creams. ...Read more

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Skin darkening due to lexapro (escitalopram)? How to reverse?

Skin darkening due to lexapro (escitalopram)? How to reverse?

Probably not: Lexipro would be unlikely to be the cause of skin hyperigmentation. What do you mean by "skin darkening"? Any other changes? ...Read more

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Will shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening? Please help me docs!

If skin is darkening: In area of hair follicle it might help to prevent this. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push ...Read more