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What is the best cream to use for discolored skin?

What is the best cream to use for discolored skin?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause discoloring of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also the cause of the discoloration. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

How to avoid hard rough discolored skin after a scald from very hot water?

Depends: If it just happened, moisten the area with water and shake some table salt onto the burn; brush it off after it dries. Trust me, this works! it snuffs out the pain immediately and prevents blistering. If it happened a while ago, the die is cast - whatever will happen will happen. Your dermatologist can prescribe various treatments for "hard rough discolored skin". ...Read more

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What is itchy, scaly, discolored skin around the neck?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best moisturizing cream for eczema and discolored skin?

Could you tell me what's the best moisturizing cream for eczema and discolored skin?

Best one: I am not sure that there is a "best one", your need to try serveral ones and see which you like best. Examples are cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal). Vanicream, cerave. There are even prescription creams such as epicerum. Speak to your dermatalogist who may have samples so you can try several. ...Read more

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I discovered a brown discolored skin on my 16mths son's back while bathing him I've seen it before but it's getting darker shld I worry?

I discovered a brown discolored skin on my 16mths son's back while bathing him I've seen it before but it's getting darker shld I worry?

Many possibilities: Could be a Mongolian spot, a benign nevus, a fungal infection or possibly something else. A visit to your pediatrician would be important. ...Read more

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I have a roughly 3cm patch of discolored skin on my chest; it's a yellow/grayish hue. Doesn't hurt or bother me at all. Don't know where it came from.

I have a roughly 3cm patch of discolored skin on my chest; it's a yellow/grayish hue. Doesn't hurt or bother me at all. Don't know where it came from.

DISCOLORED SKIN: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN BOTHERING YOU? WITHOUT A PHOTO OR ANY PICTURE OF WHAT YOU HAVE, THERE IS NO WAY ANYONE CAN EVEN SUGGEST A DIAGNOSIS. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Shave me crotch area few months back, now there is discolored skin on the side of testicles and leg. Maybe from scratching? Can i restore the color?

Shave me crotch area few months back, now there is discolored skin on the side of testicles and leg. Maybe from scratching? Can i restore the color?

Skin color changes: Hyperpigmentation can be the result of trauma or skin irritation like scratching or shaving. This is an inflammatory reaction and there's no great cream or pill that will reverse it immediately. Sometimes it takes a few months for the skin to go back to normal. A visit to your pcp or dermatologist can also be helpful to make sure no other process is going on. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What would cause part of a breast to be numb with covering discolored skin? The area next to it is painful if slight pressure is applied?

What would cause part of a breast to be numb with covering discolored skin? The area next to it is painful if slight pressure is applied?

Must rule out IBC: Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast pain, redness, swelling, numbness or discoloration. Mammograms are often negative because the tumor cells grow in a sheet and don't form a lump. It is very fast-growing and spreads quickly. Immediate chemotherapy is needed. Many doctors have not seen IBC, so bring it up as a possibility when you are seen. Make an appointment right away. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn on vaca. There is a dark burn like mark on my shoulder now. Peeling and discolored skin underneath. Not sure how to treat. ?

Got a sunburn on vaca. There is a dark burn like mark on my shoulder now. Peeling and discolored skin underneath. Not sure how to treat. ?

Sunburn: Do you like your skin nice and crispy, or the type that just melts in your mouth? You charred your shoulder recently and while we think that might be just be just fine for a steer that we intend to consume we do not think it's fine for humans. I assume you don't engage in cannabalism. Use plenty of hi SPF sunscreen oil-base. For the burn, sulfadiazine. ...Read more