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Doctor insights on: Dark Pigmentation On Hands

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What are the reasons for pigmentation changes on the joints of my hand?

What are the reasons for pigmentation changes on the joints of my hand?

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

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I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

They are sun related: Pigmentated spots on the hands are sually related to sun exposure and can be treated by a variety of means such as intense pulse light therapy, laser, or liquid nitrogen. The use of sunscreen and avoidance of extended sun exposure is recommended. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have pigmentation spots on my hands due to harmonal imbalance. How to get rid of them?

I have pigmentation spots on my hands due to harmonal imbalance. How to get rid of them?

Hydroquinolone 2%: Hyperpigmentation on the skin can be treated kn a variety of ways. A dermatologist can be consulted for effective treatments. Hydroquinolone 2% topical cream is a common treatment and can be found over the counter. Results can be seen usually in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Steroids: Some typical side effects are sensitivity, skin pigmentation changes and thinning of the skin around the injection site. The burning sensation up the arm would not be typical. Some people do get some systemic effects from the steroid. You should call your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I just did ecstasy and my hands have gone darker than usual. Should I be worried? What this might be?

I just did ecstasy and my hands have gone darker than usual. Should I be worried? What this might be?

Ecstacy the downside: Hi

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

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What to do for dark pigmentation on forehead?

What to do for dark pigmentation on forehead?

See doctor: See a doctor for dark pigmentation on forehead to make sure its not a rash or rarely a skin caner. The treatment can be melanex (hydroquinone) cream ...Read more

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Why would the skin on my hands be turning dark colored?

Why would the skin on my hands be turning dark colored?

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

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How do you clear up hyper-pigmentation on dark, sensitive skin?

How do you clear up hyper-pigmentation on dark, sensitive skin?

Hyperpigmentation: See your dermatologist for the best medicines for sensitive skin. Most patients can tolerate some version of hydroquinone to lighten dark spots, but there are great alternatives for those who cant, such as azeleic acid, kojic acid, and other brighteners. ...Read more

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My skin get darker including hands and face I was born white.......?

My skin get darker including hands and face I was born white.......?

Hyperpigmentation: Of face can be "mask of pregnancy" or use of contraceptives or dilantin. Sudden onset (in non-obese) of hyperpigmentation of palms & soles may be associated with malignancy. See fp or internist for thorough history & physical & other possible causes. ...Read more

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One of my hands was blue. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

One of my hands was blue. Dark blue and light blue. Is that frostbite?

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

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Should I use aquadphor or mederma 5 days after removal of stiches for scarring? The pigmentation is dark due to sun exposure.

Should I use aquadphor or mederma 5 days after removal of stiches for scarring? The pigmentation is dark due to sun exposure.

AQUAPHOR: OR VASELINE. JUST KEEP IT LUBRICATED. You neglect to indicate the reason for surgery, the nature of the procedure, or the location. ...Read more

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I have dark blotches on my hands and my ears are giving me pain?

I have dark blotches on my hands and my ears are giving me pain?

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

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Dark rough patches on my hands?

Dark rough patches on my hands?

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

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I hv pigmentation on my face and patch around my lios is v.Dark?

I hv pigmentation on my face and patch around my lios is v.Dark?

Many different cause: There may be a variety of reasons including pregnancy or medications with hormone activity. The cause should be sought and options for treatment including peels, bleaching agents or laser seasons prescribed after being evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My hands are gettin dark n very dry what shal I do I feel embarrased?

My hands are gettin dark n very dry what shal I do I feel embarrased?

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

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My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

My hands are darker from outside. How do I let them be the same colour as my body?

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

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What is the best and safest drug for whitening skin and removing dark pigmentations?

Not sure: A frequently used product is hydroquinone bleaching product. 2% available without Rx, 4% strength is by Rx. Can't say these are best or safest, however. ...Read more

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I have spots growing all over my torso and back. It's 2 shades darker than my normal pigmentation.?

I have spots growing all over my torso and back. It's 2 shades darker than my normal pigmentation.?

Dermatology Consult!: Sign of possible skin Cancer: Irregular Bordered Skin lesions, Skin lesions with dark to black colors, Slowly growing Skin lesions.

Best to have them checked by a Dermatologist! ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

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

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Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Yes: 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

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What could be causing the skin on my hands to get dark spots?

What could be causing the skin on my hands to get dark spots?

DARK SPOTS ON HANDS: Dark spots on hands can be due to age, sun exposure, medications, how long have they been dark? How old are you? Cannot tell without seeing. See your doctor and be reassured. ...Read more

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I have these dark spots in both of my hands and they itch at times?

I have these dark spots in both of my hands and they itch at times?

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

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I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

I have a dime-sized dark spot on my hand that just appeared on day, what could it be?

Spot: If that sudden if appearance I would suspect possibly a bruise. Go see your doctor though. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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