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Doctor insights on: I See A Patch Of Dark Skin Could This Be Something Serious

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I see a patch of dark skin. Could this be something serious?

Dark skin: There's no way to tell you what's going on with the patch of dark skin which could be anything. There are many many other types of spots so you need to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What are the dark skin patches/marks under my breasts?

What are the dark skin patches/marks under my breasts?

Hard to say: It is difficult to answer this question without actually evaluating you in person. It is common for many to get fungal infections in that area due to moisture. This can be treated with a prescribed powder. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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I had done wax and had burnt first layer of skin.After two weeks it got healed and now I see the dark skin at the edge of lip it looks ugly, suggest ?

Time: If this is a pigment darkening due to the inflammation caused by the burn then over time it will usually fade. It is frustrating to wait but it could take months. If it has been months then you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I used dettol soap on my face. It has caused it to dry out. Also I have dark skin, and it has caused light patches around my cheeks and underneath my ?

I used dettol soap on my face. It has caused it to dry out. Also I have dark skin, and it has caused light patches around my cheeks and underneath my ?

Dettol soap on face : Dettol soap is not formulated for use on the face, although like you, a lot of people use it for facial cleansing. It may have caused inflammation and subsequent drying and post- inflammatory hypopigmentation. I would stop using the soap and opt for a milder facial cleanser appropriate for your skin type & skin concerns. Also use a moisturizer to help restore hydration to your skin. Add spf in am. ...Read more

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I'm a fairly light skin black girl¬iced that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest Help?

I'm a fairly light skin black girl&noticed that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest
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Doctor can evaluate: Dark patches are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam can help decide what spots on the chest and back might be. Spots can be "post-inflammatory", the residual effects of an earlier rash. Spots can be skin reactions with chemicals, leaving colored stains. They can be eczema (sensitive, dry skin), fungal infections (tinea versicolor), psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), pityriasis rosea, etc... ...Read more

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Scar on forehead where to go and who to see for help to remove car accident, dark skin

Scar on forehead  where to go and who to see for help to remove car accident, dark skin

Many options: There are many different ways to try to improve the appearance of scars. The best place to start is with a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can review the expected results with skin care, resurfacing procedures, injections or surgical techniques. Unfortunately this is often a difficult problem and you need to go in with the expectation of improvement, not perfection. ...Read more

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