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Dark Pigmentation On Hands
Often hormonal: Pigmentation occurs from the substance melanin, which with light activation also makes people tan. Knuckle hyper pigmentation can occur with physiological aging; inflammation from burns, acne; hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause. When generalized it can be of concern to the patient but is not a functional problem that leads to any concern. ...Read more
I m 49 years old. I hve pigmentation on my hand for d last 10 years... I have family history also... Can it be cure?
Age Spots: Actually there is very little to comment on here about your troubles. This surely sounds like 'liver' spots or 'age' spots. I would consult with a dermatologist who can actually see what you mean by 'pigmentation'. In general there is little to do for these spots. ...Read more
I am experiencing wrist pain sensitivity. Skin pigmentation, thinning and extreme burning up the arm from an steroid injection (many more side effects) my whole body is effected at this point. What is going on from this and what can I do?
My hands are dark compared to my inner hands and body, I know this s due to sun light. Is there any remedy to make my hands back to normal colour?
Sunscreen: If a one's hands are tanned, and he doesn't like the natural tanned appearance, he can use sunscreen on his hands whenever he is outdoors. Over time, his hands will become less tanned. Some people retain their tanned color for a couple of years, even if protected from the sun... That's just the way nature is. One can also visit a dermatologist for lightening cream, if very unhappy about the tan. ...Read more
I just did ecstasy and my hands have gone darker than usual. Should I be worried? What this might be?
Ecstacy the downside:
i would say that the longer past the use of ecstacy the more you will feel normal. Coming off of ecsatcy is not easy for some people. The diffuse overuse of your seratonin stores may feel like a horrible depression that can last a few days.
But, the most common problem on ecstacy is dehydration and that may be what you are seeing in your skin. ...Read more
Uncertain: Is the skin on your hands exposed to sun more than the rest of your body? Are you using sun screen? If yes, on your hands? ...Read more
Frostbite does not: Typically affect the entire hand unless there has been severe exposure, in that case having only one hand affected would be unusual too those are cases where both hand and both feet are affected from severe prolonged cold. Frostbite comes in stages, mild is irritated skin, then blisters then dark dark skin which looks dead. Circulation issues can give "blue" hands see your doctor ...Read more
Cream: Please contact your skin specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Should I use aquadphor or mederma 5 days after removal of stiches for scarring? The pigmentation is dark due to sun exposure.
Hi, I have got dark brown patch in both hands after waxing. It's been 5 days and it has not faded. Is it something to be concerned about? Will it go?
Well: That's unusual. Healthtap visit with pictures would be able to give you a more specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
The skin on the back of my hands turn a shade darker after I wash my hands with the soap I normally use, it’s really obvious, what’s wrong with me?
Dark blotches: If these are new, you should be seen by your doctor. Blothes can be associated with various derm problems, but internal problems too. ...Read more
ROUGH PATCHES HANDS:
Dark rough patches on hands can be a result of many things. Various strong soaps can do it. Laundry detergents are other things that you may have to change. What kind of work do you do? Do you wear gloves?
Do your patches itch? You may have an allergy to many things you are exposed to. Paints and sprays and lubricants and kerosene can be the cause. Do see a dermatologist. Do you have psoriasis? ...Read more
Hydration: I know this will sound very greasy and gross but leave a jar of vasaline petroleum jelly at every sink. Whenever you wash your hands, while they are soaking wet, rub in the vasaline for 30 seconds then towel dry. If you feel very greasy, either you used too much vasaline or you didn't rub it in long enough. If the darkening continues, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Darker Skin: This is normal and not a medical condition or a disease. The skin there is most likely exposed to sun and the environment more than your other skin. This is normal and should not be of any concern. ...Read more
I have spots growing all over my torso and back. It's 2 shades darker than my normal pigmentation.?
Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated. ...Read more
Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible.
A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer. ...Read more
Dark spots: The most common dark spots on dorsal hands are seborrheic keratosis and lentigines. Seborrheic keratosis can itch. Dark spots on the palms can be erythema multiforme or syphilis or benign nevi. There are many other reasons for itchy dark spots, including contact dermatitis or hand eczema. Melanoma is unlikely if multiple dark spots all look the same, without an "ugly duckling.". ...Read more
Spot: If that sudden if appearance I would suspect possibly a bruise. Go see your doctor though. ...Read more
Burned myself with an iron on my hand and the site turned dark. It's not long. I'd say about an inch long. How serious is this?
Not very serious: It sounds like you may have a partial thickness burn. These typically blister after a short time. Keep the area washed and protect it with Vaseline and it will heal. You may end up with a permanent discoloration. Using sunscreen or covering up on bright days will minimize this. ...Read more
My hands are getting darker with summer I like to spend my time under sun and I am allergic to sunscreens any other way to secure?
Zinc oxide.: The only way to ensure your skin does not darken in the sun is to avoid sun exposure. Unless you want to wear gloves, you must find sunscreens that work for you (and that you are not allergic to). I recommend physical block sunscreens like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for their ability to reflect light rather than absorb it. Allergy to sunscreen is usually due to the chemical sunscreens. ...Read more