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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Skin Breakdown

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Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Dark skin: There is a condition called acanthosis that darken the skin in people who have diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin tags?

What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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Which type of harsh chemicals may cause skin cancer?

Skin carcinogens: The most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to uv radiation. Chemicals that cause skin cancer include chronic exposure to arsenicals and some industrial solvents. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of skin aging?

What are the main causes of skin aging?

UV Exposure: Remember that now the "sun" comes in many forms... During outside activities, through your car window, and self inflicted with tanning beds. Avoid exposure and apply spf with moisturizer when you cannot. Also, remember there are skin aging effects that occur with hormonal deficiencies, so talk with your doctor about keeping your hormones at healthy levels and skin well nourished. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

Urochromes and : Middle molecules. These are substances that normally are filtered out by your kidney but not by the dialysis machine. ...Read more

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What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

What are causes of diffused white discoloration of lips?

Many possibilities: Could be due to chelitis caused by dry lips or licking or actinic chelitis caused by sun damage. Less common is a yeast infection causing thrush of oral mucosa. ...Read more

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the skin turns white due to a loss of pigment. ...Read more

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What type of liver bacteria can cause burn of the skin?

What type of liver bacteria can cause burn of the skin?

Liver bacteria?: Not sure what you mean there are no bacteria in the liveri see you are from bulgaria I am guessing something got lost in translation. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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What type of skin lesions commonly contribute to sepsis?

What type of skin lesions commonly contribute to sepsis?

Skin lesions sepsis: The larger the size of the wound, the more it is colonized with bacteria, the greater the entry of foreign matter (dirt, stool, foreign bodies), the longer that you have the wound -- are just some of the things that would lead more commonly to sepsis than not. ...Read more

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What are the causes of yellowing of the skin?

Yellowing Skin: There are many reasons the skin, nails and even white part of the eyes turn yellow. Classically, jaundice (yellowing) is caused by alcohlism or other liver diseases. Too much carotene in the diet can cause it as well. Endocrine problems such as diabetes or hypothyroidism impair the liver's ability to convert carotene to vit a, causing yellowing. Kidney failure and anorexia can do it too. ...Read more

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What is the cause of depigmentation of skin during leucoderma?

What is the cause of depigmentation of skin during leucoderma?

Many causes: Leukoderma also incorrectly called vitiligo has many causes that include hereditary as well as acquired and the exact etiology is not well understood although many theories do exist. It has been demonstrated that these patients loose melanin pigment which gives skin its color despite that the melancytes still exist. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more

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White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot: Whie spot on the slin can be from multiple causes. One cause is vitiligo which as an autoimmune disorder of the skin. You need a proper diagnosis, you need to see a dmatologist. ...Read more

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What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (or darkened skin) is caused by a variety of things. Here are a few common causes: 1) ultraviolet sunlight 2) hormones in the body (can be related to pregnancy - melasma) 3) post-inflammation from any number of causes (hair plucking, acne, trauma, harsh skin care products or laser treatments) treatment may include time, skin lighteners, ipl laser, sun protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Which types of breast cancer create thickening of the skin?

Inflammatory : Breast cancer present as reddened overlying skin, compared to orange skin texture. This appearance is caused by cancer cell invasion of the dermis. This type of cancer is serious and has worse prognosis compared with other types. It requires chemotherapy and surgery at the outset. ...Read more