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Is Skin Darkening In The Last Months Of Pregnancy Normal
Yes: Skin darkens in pregnancy for increase in melanocyte stimulating hormone which increases production of melanin on the face, nipples amd genitals. This may occur after pregnancy. The color will lighten after delivery. If it persists ot can be treated by a dermatolgist in non breast feeding women. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Stay out of the sun: During pregnancy your body excretes something called melanocyte stimulating hormone (among many other hormones) which causes darkening of the skin. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but you can minimize is effect by staying out of the sun, or applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) every day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Skin darkening: Your skin may be naturally light or dark depending on how much melanin your skin produces. Changes in melanin production can be due to a variety of conditions and some medications. Skin darkening can be due to changing hormone levels or medications, but it can also occur from exposure to ionizing radiation (such as the sun) or heavy metals. Radiation therapy can also cause an increase in skin pigm. ...Read more
Getting scope/colon'py for Crohn's s/s 6/10, seen endo for poss addisons. Have all s/s except skin darkening. But a.M. Cortisol, acth, aldosterone all normal? Any chance 2 could be related. Plz help me
Check out the link: Below. God bless you! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/279954-herbs-used-in-crohns-disease/.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been taking oral antibiotics for 8 years after every 1 month gaps..And had done 8 times of peeling..So, is there any risk of skin darkening?
Antibiotic risk: That's a lot of antibiotics! if you are taking them for a medical condition and followed by a doctor then you should discuss the skin peeling issue with your doctor. There is a serious and rare side effect on the skin that can occur with certain antibiotics. Another problem with chronic antibiotic use is resistance of the bacteria. Pigment change of skin is possible if peel repeatedly. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: Skin darkening is primarily caused by sun exposure. Other factors causing darkening include certain drugs or antibiotics, hormones (ie: estrogen, birth control pills), pregnancy, hormonal disorder, photosentizers such as tretinoin, glycolic acid, chemical peels, resurfacing procedures, allergic reactions or rashes or eczema or irritation or rubbing of the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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