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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

What are the reasions of skin darkening?  Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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How to protect skin darkening from sun?

How to protect skin darkening from sun?

Skin darkening/ sun: To protect your skin from darkening during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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Can you reduce skin darkening that was caused by the sun?

Can you reduce skin darkening that was caused by the sun?

Skin dark from sun: The best way to reduce skin that is darkened from the sun is to stop the exposure to the sun. Over time this pigment will fade on its own if to cease exposure and your skin will return to its natural color especially if you are only 17yo. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Talk with your dr.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening that was caused by the sun irreversible? If not, how can it be reversed?

Is skin darkening that was caused by the sun irreversible? If not, how can it be reversed?

Tan: Skin darkening caused only by the sun is a tan and fades naturally.Some meds such as hormones and some diseases can also cause skin darkening which is harder to reverse.Lupus and pregnancy can cause facial darkening and adult onset congenial adrenal hyperplasia among other things can cause darkening of the neck and inner elbows.If you are having problems see your doctor to be sure you do not have ...Read more

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I started getting skin darkening a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting skin darkening a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

What changed?: Why is your skin darkening? Are you ingesting something? Putting something on your skin to darken it? Cooking yourself in a tanning booth? Using some harmless natural toxin? What you are doing and how long you do it for will affect how long, if ever you "return to normal". ...Read more

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How to recover from skin darkening specially for face and how much time it will take? Plz suggest some home remedies too

Facial: It depends on what caused the darkening. Often its due to hormonal imbalance which may be harder to deal with. I'd go to a person who does natural facials and see what they say. I've seen Alpha hydroxy acid help with the discoloration. ...Read more

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Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Hmmmmm: Sorry, hendy.....I'm not sure of what you speak. Could you clarify a bit? ...Read more

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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background.. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

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Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Possibly: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Acanthosis nigricans: The primary aim of treatment is to correct the underlying disease process. Often correcting the underlying cause results in resolution of the lesions, acanthosis nigricans(an) correct hyperinsulinaemia through diet and medication lose weight with obesity-associated an excise or treat underlying tumour stop offending medicines in drug-induced an. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Block it: There are several ways to prevent darkening of the skin from the sun. First is to block the sun. Physically, you can do this by staying under an umbrella, wearing a hat or using a sun block such as those with zinc oxide. You may chemically block the sun, using sunblocks that absorb the sun. The best way to prevent darkening of your skin from the sun, is to use both physical and chemical blocks ...Read more

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I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

.: Darkening of skin/tanning is a protective mechanism of the body. Increasing your melanocytes when you have increased sun exposure. If you don't want that better start applying sun block when out in sun and also try to decrease sun exposure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production.please suggest me medicine?

Need to know why: We need to know why this is occurring. There can be a variety of reasons. You can discuss with your dermatologist, your primary physician, and see if there is an answer to help clarify this. ...Read more