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Doctor insights on: Light Brown Flaky Discoloration On The Skin

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more

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My skin peeled after sunburn and the pigment went lighter? Why?

My skin peeled after sunburn and the pigment went lighter? Why?

Lighter skin : Pigment cells sit at the junction of the two outer layers of skin. If a sunburn is bad enough, resulting in a deep burn, it could affect the pigment cells. If it is blotchy, i would follow up with a dermatologist to see if there is a virus causing the lighter areas. ...Read more

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Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Are skin discoloration and dark spots on face late in pregnancy normal?

Melasma: Increased pigmentation on the face during pregnancy or other hormonal changes is called melasma. It is not recommended to treat melasma during pregnancy or while breast feeding - however, thereafter, skin lighteners (including hydroquinone or other herbal products), chemical peels, and ipl laser treatments may help. Melasma can be challenging to correct, but will often lighten at least bit. ...Read more

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Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Why is the flaky skin on my face thick and yellow?

Exfoliation: Or better, you are not exfoliating. When our skin is healthy we shed it every 4 weeks. When our skin is damaged we don't shed the outer layer as ofter as it needs. So, it get dry, waxing and old. Find out why your skin is damaged. Use an exfoliate, and look into photo rejuvenation (robertkellermd.Com) will explain how it works. ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Red dots on the skin due to biotin?

No: Biotin even in very high doses should cause red spots. Any other changes - medicines, supplements? If it persists or gets worse see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Anal lesions: you should have them biopsied. It can be anywhere from benign skin tag to a form of skin cancer to anal chondiloma to herpes and many other options. Uou need a tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Here are someā€¦: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! ...Read more

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Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Does the use of tretinoin on the skin cause dark spots?

Usually cures them: Unless you are causing burns or excessive irritation and are prone to post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation, the use of retinoids usually improves dark spots, on occasion this is combined with topical steroids, hydroquinone, and kojic acid. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

Could be: Lentigoes or freckles are typically from the sun but also can develop with normal aging. ...Read more