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I Have Very Little Pigment In My Skin
My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation , he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?
Vitiligo? : Possibly not vitiligo but rather tinea versicolor, a chronic, low-grade fungal infection of the skin that presents as well-delineated patches that may have a fine scale; can be white or tan. Chlorine in pool water might temporarily resolve some of the fungus & allow the skin to tan. Fp can check diagnosis with skin scraping for fungus &/or black light (causes fungus to fluoresce yellow-green color. ...Read more
Skin has redness, uneven.Large pore down t zone and few small red spots. With pigmentation on my cheeks freckles. How can I clear at home or laser etc?
See doctor: To get it properly diagnosed and treated. Do not guess. ...Read more
In between my breasts I have a dark pigment patch of skin that has increasingly grown upwards to my chest into small dark pigment spots. How can I get rid of it?
See MD: Not sure what of what you are describing. however, I would have this looked at by your primary care MD. ...Read more
Notice dew dark small patches on penile head. Used retin A (tretinoin) skin got burned but healed since then having these light brown patches.Kind of pigmentation?
Leave it alone...: Hi! MGuy, welcome sending in new question. Based on what you reported about glans penis, it would be most reasonable to just leave it alone as long as having no elevation or erosion (open wound) and being stable in size. Most likely, this patch will remain with you forever. More? Have doc take a direct look. ...Read more
My 4yr old daughter has a pigmentation under-eye that started small pink and is getting larger and whiter, elidel (pimecrolimus) iritated her skin.What could it be?
I have thes small pigmented lesion on my scrotum.It look like a skin tag and a mole when moved it moves right n left. Uro said notwarts.Am I to worry?
Leave them alone...: What you described should be left alone and deserves just a watch & wait to see how these lesions may change in size & shape and evolve since most likely they are benign or STD-related. Clinically, they could indeed be skin tags, or moles or keratosis Yet, without a direct look at, it is still hard to tell what they may be. How to verify? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more
2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??
Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin redness or irritation around my lips after I eat, laugh, even kiss. This redness, when i'm not eating etc, is a brown pigmented line which looks like a distorted lip liner. This started 6 years ago as a small brown dot.
Melanin: It is possible that the small brown dot that initially appeared was melanin, the substance that is responsible for pigmentation in the skin and tissues of the body. The melanocytes are cells that produce melanin and some people can have brown pigmentation in the lips, as well as the tissues of the mouth. ...Read more
Pigmentation and CRF: The adrenal glands are positioned directly above the kidneys. As the kidneys are failing, the adrenal glands are also often affected. As the brain tries to signal for increased adrenal activity you get more adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth), this can cause increased melanocyte stimulating hormone activity causing the increasd pigmentation associated with chronic renal failure. ...Read more
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: I assume you are referring to the Vichy Products skin care line. There does not appear to be a product on their website which specifically deals with pigmented skin. I would recommend that you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. There are prescription products that would definitely help with pigmentation problems along with procedures they could offer to you ...Read more
Skin pigmentation: Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the combination of these four. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patchy skin: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more
Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of skin pigment and spots. A little less effective but safer for long term use are products containing kojic acid and arbutin. These products work by suppressing melanin production. Medical grade products work better than over the counter creams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels. Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since i can not see the lesions i can not be sure. ...Read more
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