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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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Darkening Of Skin (Definition)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat ...Read more


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Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more

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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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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 determines hair color and skin darkness?

What determines hair color and skin darkness?

Melanin: Skin color is determined by the amount of melanin pigment that is deposited in the skin. Melanin comes from cells called melanocytes that live in the upper levels of skin (epidermis). Darker skinned people produce large deposits of melanin. Hair color is determined by two type of melanin pigment (eumelanin and pheomelanin) different combinations of these give different hair color. ...Read more

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What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole. ...Read more

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What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

What could bluish discoloration of the skin be?

Blue nevus: Another possibility is something called a blue nevus. This is a mole deep under the skin and because of the depth of the pigment it appears blue in nature. ...Read more

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Which face cream to lighten the skin colour?

Skin lightening: Hydroquinone in various percnetages-mostly commonly 4% lightens dark spots and gives a more even skin tone. ...Read more

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Does the use of sebum foaming gel for oily skins darken the skin color?

The studies : I've seen have not had these complaints. But everyone is different I would stop the med and speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

When is baby`s skin color eye color hair color all determined?

At conception: When the sperm and egg combine their genetic material, the eye and skin color are determined. ...Read more

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Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Are skin color changes on the face serious?

Many reasons: Skin color changes can occur for a variety of reasons. A person may look yellow because of liver problems, bruised because of blood disorders, or red because of a variety of skin problems. ...Read more

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Darker breast skin under the areola? Any way to lighten it?

Tretinoin: Results will vary but retinoids used for acne such as retin a (tretinoin) differin etc will gradually peel skin and lighten dark area. This does peel and it is drying .Use every other day if necessary. ...Read more