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Is there a connection between ginger and hypopigmentation?

Is there a connection between ginger and hypopigmentation?

Ginger: There is a small number of complications related to ginger and if you have noticed hypo-pigmentation only after you started taking ginger you should see your doctor as soon as you can. Of course you should also stop taking ginger till all questions are resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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33 year old male, sun damage, hypopigmentation on eyelids & completely around both eyes. Loss of color. Have been pressing ginger root. Helpful?

33 year old male, sun damage, hypopigmentation on eyelids & completely around both eyes. Loss of color. Have been pressing ginger root. Helpful?

UV Rays: Were you wearing sun glasses? The area around the eyes would remain lighter shade of protected from the UV Rays when the rest of your face is exposed to the sun ...Read more

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What is hypopigmentation?

What is hypopigmentation?

Hypopigment: Hypo-pigmentation means that your skin is getting lighter in parts - unlikely to be your whole body.
Your primary doctor and/or dermatologist should help you through this.
The extent of the hypo-pigmentation will determine what management you will need. ...Read more

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How to fix hypopigmentation?

How to fix hypopigmentation?

Hypopigmentation: It is easier to treat hyperpigmentation (remove extra pigment) than to treat hypopigmentation (add more pigment). Easy things like makeup, coverup can be worn. Also permanent makeup or tattoos, if color is matched, can hide lighter areas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypopigmentation?

Lose of skin color: Hypopigmentation is a lightening or loss of skin color. It is a sign, not a symptom. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate hypopigmentation?

Light skin spots: Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp. This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo. ...Read more

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Can hypothyrodism be a direct cause of hypopigmentation?

Not associated: Hypothyroidism causes many symptoms and skin manifestations like hair loss and brittle nails. Typically, when patients are treated, the skin returns to normal over time. In my practice I have not seen a relationship between hypopigmentation and hypothyroidism, nor does hypopigmentation usually improve when treating the thyroid. So other independent causes of hypopigmentation should be sought. ...Read more

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How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

Not recommended: Skin grafts are major and expensive surgery, which would not be considered for a non- health- or life-threatening problem such as hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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hypopigmentation on my lip in 6months is it treatable?

hypopigmentation on my lip in 6months is it treatable?

Depends on cause: You might want to see dermatologist because there are so many wide varieties of causes for hypo-pigmentation of lips ...Read more

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Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Oh, HECK yes!: Hi. Just kidding, of course. Bio oil is more appropriately referred to as "SNAKE OIL". Spend your money on it. The snake oil salespeople will LOVE you! ...Read more

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What does periorbital hypopigmentation mean?

MMay have: You may have vitiligo. See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to return melanin to hypopigmentation skin?

Depends: If hypopigmentation is from trauma, then tincture of time will work. Very light sun exposure will help but be careful not to burn. Self tanning creams are preferred to sun exposure, however. If from vitiligo, then best coordinate with a dermatologist ...Read more

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Will the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an exzema outbreak go away?

Yes: Usually hypopigmentation from inflammation such as in eczema will resolve once the eczema is treated, but it can take time. Remember, that area of skin may tan differently than the surrounding skin. Wear your sunscreen and sun protection to minimize that contrast and avoid burns. Note: if scars from deep scratching exists, those color changes may be permanent. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat hypopigmentation from ipl laser?

Hypopigmentation: It is easier to treat hyperpigmentation (remove extra pigment) than to treat hypopigmentation (add more pigment). Easy things like makeup, coverup can be worn. Also permanent makeup or tattoos, if color is matched, can hide lighter areas. ...Read more

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Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

With time: With time (usually months), the lighter patches should gradually improve. Make sure to moisturize regularly with a hypoallergenic frangrance-free product. ...Read more

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I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

I have hypopigmentation spots all over after my guttate psoriasis went away. Will the spots fade away and is there any way to fasten the process?

The light spots: In my experience is treatable with certain regimens. Please check with the dermatologist who treated you.
Do you have HYPERpigmentation (dark spots)? ...Read more

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I suffered fire burns on both leg for five months ago and my skin looks whitish. (Hypopigmentation). What can I do to improve my condition. Thank you?

I suffered fire burns on both leg for five months ago and my skin looks whitish. (Hypopigmentation). What can I do to improve my condition. Thank you?

Depigmentation: Unfortunately loss of pigmentation in scar tissue for the most part is permanent. For evaluation and advice I recommend consultation with a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Another suggestion is to see a skilled cosmetitian or beautician for makeup advice. ...Read more

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I have block spots on my tongue. I heard this was called hypopigmentation. What can I do to remove it?

Hypopigmentation: You can not do anything at home.
You can have a biopsy to be performed by your doctor to rule out any worrisome condition. ...Read more

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I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar

I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar

Silicone sheet no us: This pink color scar will gradually change its color and will be very much like your skin color. It may take take few moths to become brown in color. Sillcone sheets is not going to help in any way because this is healed scar and does not need covering. But silicone sheet does not cause hypo pigmentation. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 30% urea cream for isotretinoin induced kp. I applied it to my forearms overnight and awoke to find pits of hypopigmentation. Help! ?

I was prescribed 30% urea cream for isotretinoin induced kp. I applied it to my forearms overnight and awoke to find pits of hypopigmentation. Help! ?

Urea cream effects: Nothing that urea cream can do is permanent. Skin of a person taking Isotretinoin is very sensitive and dry. It may be just an irritation. I would recommend stopping the urea cream. Additionally, urea cream can leave white deposits on the skin that will wash off with normal, gentle showering. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"?

Laser Rx skin: What does it mean when a doctor says "hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments"? ANS:the laser kills the melanocytes in parts of skin and it turns lighter in color. But better to have them show you a picture of what they meant. ...Read more