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Discoloration On The Cheeks
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have some discoloration on my cheeks that resemble freckles. I have never hade freckles, what do you think it is?
Pigmentation: Freckles are usually caused by sun exposure--you may not get these until later in life. Other conditions can exacerbate formation of pigment including photosensitizing meds (certain oral antibiotics, birth control pills, hormones, diuretics, accutane), topical photosensitizers (retin-a, glycolic acid, levulan), procedures such as chemical acid peels, photodynamic therapy, resurfacing lasers. ...Read more
I have a brownish redish discoloration between my butt cheeks. Is there anything i can do to make it go away?
What causes discoloration patches on my cheeks? They are lighter than my normal skin tone and quite distinguishable.
You don't specify...: ...Your age. Pityriasis alba (literally "white spots") is common in children but unusual in adults. Tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast colonization, can occur on the face, and can create light spots. Vitiligo can occur on the face, but the patches are white, not merely lighter than surrounding skin. You really should have a dermatologist take a direct look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I treat pityriasis alba for my 8 year old? I am afraid he will be embarrassed in school. The discoloration is around his cheeks arm neck
I have discoloration and chaffing between my butt cheeks. what do you suggest to get my skin back to its natural color?
Decrease chafing: There may be psoriasis, yeast or fungal infection. This will not be able to treated adequately with o/c creams. Mica tin cream o/c could help a yeast or fungal infection. This could be combined as tolerated with lac5 for gradual peeling of dark skin. Top layer should be diaper cream to separate skin to decrease friction. For prescription strength cream see dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bunch of pimples on my cheek and they look bruise why does this happen and what can I due to reduce the discoloration ?
I have a large brown stain that looks like a burn on my cheek. I've had it for 3+ days. What could it be?
My 9m/old daughter was diagnosed w/ glaucoma and has a portwine stain on her left cheek. Can she get that removed now? Or does she need to be older?
Portwine stain: Lasers have made the biggest impact on treatment, because they are the sole method of destroying the cutaneous capillaries without significant damage to the overlying skin. She is not to young to be treated with the laser. Pulsed-dye laser is the treatment of choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers