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Grey Patches On Skin
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Keratoses: They are likely benign lesions known as stucko keratoses. These generally occur in people of your age group. Because they're a wide variety of skin lesions which can appear gray in color, it is a good idea to see your dermatologist. In the office, they may feel and see the lesions you are describing. Although rare, some potentially dangerous skin conditions can appear this way as well. ...Read more
Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline). ...Read more
Gray patches on my skin that, when scratched, produce dry, almost granular contents first appeared on ankles... Now higher on legs. Any ideas?
Dry flaky leg skin: Given the description it sounds as if you may have hyperkeratosis associated with venous stasis dermatitis but that is only a guess. Gentle exfoliation, moisturizers and support hose (medical grade) could help but I would seek the advice of a dermatologist or your primary care physician. ...Read more
Piebaldism: born with a blonde (not white/gray) hair patch in the front of my head. Now lost color to a patch of forehead skin. Can it spread this way?
Mutations of either: The KIT gene on Chr. 4q12 or the SNA12 gene on Chr. 8q11, inherited in an Autosomal Dominant fashion, cause Piebaldism. I found 1 case report of ^ing hypopigmented skin patches, thought to be from instability of melanocytes, pigment-producing cells, caused by the specific mutation. Your dermatologist can check for more spots with & without a Woods lamp. See ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/piebaldism. ...Read more
Grey patch on the scrotum. Wrinkled and rough skin. I've had this for two years. In the beginning, I also had an anal itch but it went away after thre?
Lack of oxygen or bl: A number of etiologies can cause abnormal tinted skin. Anemia, hypoxia (low oxygen), elevated adrenaline, and the many causes leading to the above listed abnormalities. Anything that causes marked vasoconstriction. Certain toxic heavy metals must be considered as a possible etiology. See your M.D. Or D.O. ...Read more
Does your skin get a gray tint & dullness if oxygenated blood is not carried to the body? I read this recently just wanted to know for sure.
Gray: Yes your skin can take on a gray or ashen color if oxygenated blood does not reach the body. ...Read more
Finding small grey stones in my bed that are flat and easily broken. No fluid on them; dry. They are under my back or around my head area. What is I?
Strange but: Before you go to bed tonight, change your sheets and covers, wash you hair thoroughly in the shower and brush it out before you go to bed and see what happens ...Read more
Sorry: To hear that. Did you have an injury and I am not sure what your question is? ...Read more
Skin rainbow: Most likely these color changes are due to the vascular response (blood vessles) in the skin. When we are hot, the vessles dialate so more blood can flow thru and release heat to the environemnt. Its one of natures way of cooling us down. The more blood in the skin the redder it will look. The opposite happens when it is cold, the vessles constrict and you can get that blue/grey hue. ...Read more
I am a natural red head and I'm 26 years old but has a god portion of grey highligts already what is the cause?
Grey hair: Early graying of hair tends to run along family lines. Genetics are the most likely cause. ...Read more
I am 22 and right now I have around 15-20 grey hairs on my head. What should I do now to sto them from growing more in number?
Dye: The only thing you can do is to dye the hair. ...Read more
My son is 3 years old and I see gray and white strands of hair on his head. What should I do? I have noticed that the hair on his head is turning white and gray. Should I be worried? What should I do?
The: The best thing would be to take him to your pediatrician and see if he has a possible nutritional deficiency or hormonal imbalance. They can perform tests to be sure there is no obvious cause of this, and as that is quite a rare problem in a 3 year old he will need a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Skin cancers: Skin cancers can masquerade as many things depending on natural skin tone and pigmentation, and other skin properties, such as freckling. The most important thing to do is report changes in any spot on your skin to your doctor or dermatologist. The most dangerous skin cancer, melanoma, is a pigmented cancer and something that requires expert evaluation. ...Read more
Hi I have gray hair on my head and it is constantly increasing what should I do to stop it. My age is 22 and I am a boy.
Not much you can do: You can except it as part of your uniqueness or dye your hair. The best prediction of how soon your hair will gray, and how much grey hair you will have in at a given age is your parents' hair. Although largely determined by hereditary although environmental factors do contribute to graying hair. Because stress is a proposed contributor, try relaxation techniques and stress reduction. ...Read more
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
Hi m south indian. Why doesn't shaving my head restore my grey hairs with black ones? The black hair cell died?
Gray Hair: Hair turns gray because of age and genetics, in that genes regulate the exhaustion of the pigmentary potential of each individual hair follicle. This occurs at different rates in different hair follicles. For some people it occurs rapidly, while in others it occurs slowly over several decades. Once the pigment is depleted, the hair will be gray or white and will never have pigment again. ...Read more
I remove a mole at home by myself The blackspot disappear n wound healbut now turn into a grey area. Is it pigments? How can I remove the grey skin?
I am from south india and I am a 28 year old male. Does the turning of some of my hairs on my head into grey color has got something to do with my ocd?
Depends: Having ocd won't turn your hair grey, but u certainly could become obsessed with greying hair. If part of your ocd is hair pulling, this is a different question. Repeated plucking of hair from the same follicle can change the hair that follicle grows, including loss of pigmentation, which is what causes greying. In addition to anafrinil, are you in therapy? Exposure therapy works well for this. ...Read more
Finding some (20-40) grey hairs on my head. I'm on my second course of accutane. Could it be caused by Accutane? I'm 27 and have never seen this befor
Hello sir, I have got grey hair in my beard not much in my hair on the head, would like to know the cause & solution for the same or some dye that i?
None: If I can tell u a reason I will get noble prize! Of course there are so many dyes. Be careful for allergies. ...Read more
I had a skin colured tiny spot on my cheek, whihc I popped, and formed a scab which I picked and it is a non-bumpy, not hurting very light grey mark.?
Difficult to: Comment on skin condition without an actual exam or at least a photo. Sounds like an infection but cannot comment more. ...Read more
If I have a blue-gray spot on my skin, how long should I wait before getting it removd? If I wait too long before getting it removed, will the cancer spread?
Get seen: These are often deep ("blue") nevi or dermatofibromas and are seldom malignant, but since you've raised the question, it needs to be seen without delay. You're young and you need to get into the mind-set, right now, of not delaying at all in getting seen for any lesion that you have any reason to think is cancer. ...Read more