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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...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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What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back? (As in my profile picture)

What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back?  (As in my profile picture)

Well I can't seem: to enlarge your photo, but hyperpigmentation can be caused by many things, I suggest a visit to the dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. (as fungus, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and many other possibilities) ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturiser for ultra dry skin and what causes the depigmentation on dark colour people's skin?

Lubuderm,Eucerin : I recommend a store brand of lubiderm or eucerin lotion (U.S. Brands) daily. To prevent dryness, take warm baths/showers not long, hot ones. Pat skin dry rather than rub it dry. Use dove or nondrying soap. Moisturize right after bathing. Some depigmenting conditions: pityriasis alba vitiligo guttate hypopigmentation post-inflammatory hypopigmentation tuberous sclerosis. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...Read more

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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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What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back? (As in my profile picture)

Well I can't seem: to enlarge your photo, but hyperpigmentation can be caused by many things, I suggest a visit to the dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. (as fungus, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and many other possibilities) ...Read more

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How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

Hmmm: Zinc and titanium oxides are uv light blockers protecting the skin from harmful solar irradiation. They're extensively used in sunscreens. Zinc is necessary in the production of melanin inside cells. So zinc isn't useful for depigmentation of skin (on it or inside pigment cells). Usually bleaches applied to the skin may cause lightening of color. ...Read more