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Dark Staining Sweat (Overview)

Dark staining sweat is sweat that leaves a noticeable dark stain on light clothing. A rare genetic disorder called alkaptonuria can have urine and sweat that leaves a dark-colored stain.


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How likely is it that dark staining in the pits and fissures of teeth is just that - staining?

How likely is it that dark staining in the pits and fissures of teeth is just that - staining?

NWTK: Honestly, there is no pat answer here and no way to know without personally examining you along with taking x-rays of the teeth. Teeth can have dark stains in pits in fissure for years with absolutely no caries activity or....Can have little or no staining and have carious lesions. You have to see you dentist for a tooth by tooth evaluation. Don't take any chances. ...Read more

Dark Staining Sweat (Overview)

Dark staining sweat is sweat that leaves a noticeable dark stain on light clothing. A rare genetic disorder called alkaptonuria can have urine and sweat that leaves a dark-colored stain.


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Hey I have dark underarms and it sweats alot. I m too worried about it please help me get rid of both?

Hey I have dark underarms and it sweats alot. I m too worried about it please help me get rid of both?

R/O adrenal insuffie: Plasma electrolytes and cortisol could help to r/o adrenal insufficiency in that condition the dark pigmentation could be elsewhere in the body also. ...Read more

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How likely is it that dark staining in the pits and fissures of teeth is just that - staining?

NWTK: Honestly, there is no pat answer here and no way to know without personally examining you along with taking x-rays of the teeth. Teeth can have dark stains in pits in fissure for years with absolutely no caries activity or....Can have little or no staining and have carious lesions. You have to see you dentist for a tooth by tooth evaluation. Don't take any chances. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed purple sweat stains on a few items of clothes. Why is my sweat purple?

I have recently noticed purple sweat stains on a few items of clothes. Why is my sweat purple?

Purple sweat: Review your diet including supplements, spices, exposure to metals, iodine. f/U w/dermatologist

http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/skin-care/problems/medical/chromhidrosis. Htm ...Read more

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I tend to sweat very easy and always have dark circles under my eyes?

I tend to sweat very easy and always have dark circles under my eyes?

Unrelated: No relationship between hyperhydrosis and dark circles. The skin of the lower eyelid area is so thin that we can actually see the circulation beneath the skin causing dark circles. ...Read more

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Hey I have dark underarms and it sweats alot. I m too worried about it please help me get rid of both?

R/O adrenal insuffie: Plasma electrolytes and cortisol could help to r/o adrenal insufficiency in that condition the dark pigmentation could be elsewhere in the body also. ...Read more

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I had mixed dark liquor into some tea because I have a cold and was trying to sweat it out. I did this about 2 hours ago. Is it safe to take NyQuil?

I had mixed dark liquor into some tea because I have a cold and was trying to sweat it out. I did this about 2 hours ago. Is it safe to take NyQuil?

Not a problem: You probably got a minor amount of alcohol and your body has taken care of it already. Go ahead and use the Nyguil if you think it will work for you. ...Read more

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Help! I sweat under my breasts and it leaves my skin with rashes and dark markings. What can I do?

Help! I sweat under my breasts and it leaves my skin with rashes and dark markings. What can I do?

Yeast: This sounds like a yeast infection, tinea corporis. Best is to use some over the counter antifungal cream and keep the area under the breasts as dry as possible. You can apply the cream and then after a shower, you can pat dry and apply some antifungal powder. Should clear up in a couple of days. ...Read more

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A couple red flat lesions in chest and abdomen area come n go when I sweat becomes darker in color (red) what can it be?

Rash: Could be allergies, you can develop allergies (contact/environmental/ food) even if you never had them. They darken when you sweat because you are vasodilating/ increasing blood flow to the area when sweating.

Would test for lyme disease. It could also be related to change in vasomotor tone to triggers/stress/catecholamines/histamine, rarely autoimmune conditions. Follow up with a doctor ...Read more

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Sweat got stuck under dark burnt skin where I had a blister. Should I do something about it? Will effect healing my burnt wound?

Sweat got stuck under dark burnt skin where I had a blister. Should I do something about it? Will effect healing my burnt wound?

NO: I am not sure how sweat stuck under burnt skin but is will not matter. Leave it alone and not puncture the blister. It may dry from below or rupture on its own. As long as not red it should do ok. You will want to clean this daily and prevention of any dirt in the wound.
Tincture of time. Ie be patient. ...Read more

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I was in football and I started to get dark spots on my neck. Eventually I started to peel. Is this a sunburn? Or is it because I sweat a lot there?

I was in football and I started to get dark spots on my neck. Eventually I started to peel. Is this a sunburn? Or is it because I sweat a lot there?

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Hard to say- could be sunburn, could be an allergic reaction to the uniform or equipment. See a Dr. If continues- preferably a dermatologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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Whay reason would cause a postmenopausal woman who has dark/bloody discharge night sweats and pelvic pain so. Bad I take a pain killer?

Whay reason would cause a postmenopausal woman who has dark/bloody discharge night sweats and pelvic pain so. Bad I take a pain killer?

New onset: Of vaginal bleeding after onset of menopause is not normal and warrants medical evaluation. It will take full assessment to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my stomach, it looks like brown spots, its not raised and it does not itch. But gets darker when I take a shower or sweat?

I have a rash on my stomach, it looks like brown spots, its not raised and it does not itch. But gets darker when I take a shower or sweat?

Considering several: A photo or direct exam would be very helpful, but based on your description of a rash that gets more prominent with sweating or a hot shower and your relatively young age - I would consider as a possibility cholinergic urticaria. Recommend a dermatologist to examine

http://www. Dermnet. Com/images/cholinergic-urticaria
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cholinergic_urticaria. ...Read more