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Doctor insights on: Mottled Skin Causes

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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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What causes mottled skin on legs?

What causes mottled skin on legs?

Many things: You may be shaving and then scratching (most common), skin diseases, skin rashes, circulation, heart conditions, and more. See your doctor and review your medical history to determine which pertains to you. ...Read more

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What skin issue causes lips to darken?

What skin issue causes lips to darken?

Need exam: It is difficult to determine without seeing the discoloration. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes skin rashes under breasts, etc.?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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Causes of itchy skin?

Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...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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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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What can cause skin discoloration?

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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Does teething cause skin blotches?

New to me: Never heard of this before, so i don't think so. Ask your pediatrician to check the skin blotching. And now that your child has teeth erupting, make appointment with pediatric dental specialist for growth & development exam, oral hygiene and diet instructions, Fluoride balancing, and so much more. Don't wait until 2-3, please go now. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Can dry skin cause flat skin moles to crack and look abnormal?

Yes, but: Yes, but, use moisturizer. If mole still looks abnormal, see derm for exam. ...Read more

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Does dehidration cause itchy skin?

Yes: Drink at least 6-8 8 oz glasses of water per day. Also can add a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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What causes skin dryness?

Enviroment and More: Although mostly environmental, potential causes include weather (driest in winter), central heating and air conditioning, hot baths/frequent showering, swimming (breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin), harsh soaps/detergents, sun exposure, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, thyroid disorders (hypoth). Visit a medical doctor to find out more, consider cosmo grade apple phloretin hydrator. ...Read more

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

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What causes yellow discoloration of the skin?

Yellow skin: This is most likely jaundice due to liver toxicity (hepatitis or cirrhosis) due to increase bilirubin in the blood since the damaged liver cells cannot break it down. Other causes of jaundice can be liver or pancreatic cancer or hemolytic anemia or gallstones, or in newborn. ...Read more