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Organic Pigments For Food
My son has white patch ( pigment ) around his mouth i want to treat him naturally using balanced diet but i want to know what kind of food is good?
Dear mam:: Treating a "white patch (pigment)" around your son's mouth using natural remedies is not advisable when you do not know what it is. Treating an unknown with an unknown is not a wise thing to do. You owe it to your son, take him to a dermatologist, get diagnosed and receive proven treatment, and that treatment is likely to be natural. He should be on a balanced diet regardless of the "white patch". ...Read more
Can you tell me what is the best foods to get rid or help acne, acne scarring, and hyper pigmentation from acne?
Wrong question: Diet isn't the key to acne. It's a non-lifestyle-related, non-hygiene-related disease that needs to be managed medically until it remits on its own. You're already got scars as a result of your disease being neglected. Please get serious about medical treatment -- it should be avaiable anywhere. Use topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated until a physician can see you. ...Read more
Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentation, e.g. Under the eyes. Pregnancy may also cause increase in facial pigmentation. Lack of niacin, riboflavin, thymine cause skin rashes. ...Read more
I go to pro shops for tattoos. Ink is said to be nontoxic and organic pigments with <1 parts per mission of various heavy metals. Is this safe?
Pigmentation: You will need to give more details such as where is it located, what color is it, did anything seem to precipitate it like a sunburn or a rash, etc. Is it associated with any scale? There are many internal and external causes of alterations in pigmentation. Most likely you will need to be examined to be able to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
See dermatologist: I assume you are referring to the Vichy Products skin care line. There does not appear to be a product on their website which specifically deals with pigmented skin. I would recommend that you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. There are prescription products that would definitely help with pigmentation problems along with procedures they could offer to you ...Read more
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