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Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Skin discoloration on lip. What does cancer look like?

Non-healing ulcer: While discoloration may be one symptom of an early lesion or a pre-cancerous lesion, lip cancers usually present as non-healing ulcers. It would be prudent to consult your doctor if you have any doubt. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

How can I remove the skin discoloration above my upper lip?

Skin discoloration: You probably have a condition called melasma, which is sometimes associated with pregnancy and birth control pills. Regardless of the cause, there is no great way to treat this chronic problem. You might try a product containing hydroquinone which is modestly effective in causing the skin to become lighter. It may take months of therapy. Sunlight makes this worse, so use sunscreens. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?

Is it normal to have skin discoloration and cysts growing on your scrotum when you have multiple epidiymal head cysts?

Not related: Cysts on the scrotum are usually sebaceous meaning trapped sebum which is benign. If they get big, red or painful, you should get them lanced or excised. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of skin discolouration on my forehead and upper lip? What is it?

How do I get rid of skin discolouration on my forehead and upper lip? What is it?

Bleaching Creams: Brown discolorations on face can occur with hormonal changes of pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, and after rashes or skin injury in those people with darker skin types. The most commonly used lightening creams contain hydroquinone, and the 2% is otc. The stronger 4% requires a prescription, and commonly is used twice a day for 2-3 months, along with a daily sunblock. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?

I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?

Many possible reason: There are a number of possibilities. First of all, if you are using any drops they may be the culprit. If you have any allergies or hay fever or eczema those can also cause depigmentation. If you have irritation around your eyes like blepharitis especially if you are rubbing them that may also be causative. Finally, for this summary, vitiligo can happen in a limited way around the eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, sun exposure, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of skin discoloration?

Many options: Brown discolorations can be treated with topical bleaching agents, procedures such as laser, IPL, chemical acid peel, microdermabrasion. Laser and IPL can also help with red or purple discolorations. ...Read more

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What can be used against skin discoloration on chest?

What can be used against skin discoloration on chest?

Hyperpigmentation?: Like most dermatologic conditions, the best way we dermatologists make this diagnosis is to look at the patient. This coloration can be due to any thing from irritation of skin to medications you're taking and other factors. They are plethoric. My best advice is to see a dermatologist and ask. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the skin turns white due to a loss of pigment. ...Read more

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Why has skin discoloration lasted nearly a year due to the lipodissolve?

Why has skin discoloration lasted nearly a year due to the lipodissolve?

Side effect: Liopodissolve treatment solution uses phosphatidylcholine to dissolve fat deposits. The solution also contains other ingredients that may lead to the discoloration. The fda issued a warning in 2010 to medical spas that administer lipodissolve, stating that the drugs used in these treatments have not been proven safe or effective. ...Read more

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Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Sunblock/BBL therapy: Sun burn discoloration can be a pink or brown color and if you use sunblock over a few weeks to months, it will settle. If not settling then there were likely other problems like infection that may have prolonged the inflammation. Rarely, broad based light (bbl) treatments may be needed to lighten the area. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

Usually normal: The perianal area is normally more pigmented than surrounding skin. Just like nipples. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin discoloration?

Determine Cause: Skin discoloration may have many etiologies including local irritation, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, or drug reaction. Evaluation by a dermatologist will aid in this determination in order to provide the appropriate treatment. Reduction of sun exposure and use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will help. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more

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Should my bf be worried about skin discoloration on his foot?

Would need more info: Skin discoloration can vary from something not to worry about like a suntan to something life threatening like gangrene. More info is needed about - where the skin is discolored, when did it happen, how long has it been like that, was there any injury, what color is it, is there some pain or temperature difference - to begin answering. ...Read more

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If a baby had eczema, does it cause the baby skin discoloration?

If a baby had eczema, does it cause the baby skin discoloration?

Possible.: Skin discoloration following eczema may last a long time. ...Read more

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Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Probably not: If you have celaic disease you could also have a rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. this could be a "chnage in skin color"

IF you get dehydrated b/o lactose intolerance you could look grey or yellow
otherwise nope ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

Can't repair: This is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Hopefully the "natural force" would remove the pigmentation in a long run. But there is no quick and effective way of removing the pigmentation. ...Read more

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I have discoloration skin in the corners of my mouth. What should I do?

I have discoloration skin in the corners of my mouth. What should I do?

Usually irritation.: Something called cheilitis is present. This is area at the corner of the lips that is irritated and sometimes cracking. This may come from illness but more likely is that excessive licking in the corner areas. Sometimes associated with vitamin deficiency. If you eat a normal diet and do not do substance abuse this should go away easily. Use of lip moisturizer and drying the area will help ...Read more

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I have skin discoloration from using Latisse (bimatoprost), how can I make it go away?

Side effect: Of the medication and can improve with stopping the medication. The medication can also cause darker irises but this side effect is permanent. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

Various - see a doc: Could be anything from a skin fungus, to an irregular blood vessel formation, to a skin symptom of a systemic illness (auto-immune, viral, etc.) to a medication reaction. Even if it doesn't hurt or itch, a new unusual mark on the skin should be examined by a doctor. ...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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Is there any way to cure skin discoloration from atopic dermatitis?

No: Lighter or darker skin caused by atopic dermatitis is due to changes in the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. Over time if ad is controlled the skin will return to normal color. Control your ad is important to help this occur. ...Read more

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What can cause skin discoloration?

Skin discoloration: Skin discoloration. Many causes. Some common and many rare. Sun (uva) causes dna damage which stimulates pigment formation. Hormones (estrogen) can stimulate pigmentation. Fungus. (tinea versicolor) metabolizes oleic acid to form Azelaic Acid which is toxic to melanocytes. Also, whenever the skin gets irritated or inflammed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more

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What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets although the condition will return as there is no cure. ...Read more

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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more