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Retinal Pigmentation Causes
Inherited eye diseas: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a group of similar-appearing eye diseases that are hereditary in nature and can lead to blindness. There is no known effective treatment at this time. Rp often causes night blindness and reduction of peripheral vision. More advanced disease causes loss of central vision. The genetic defect in some autosomal dominant forms of rp is known. ...Read more
10 yo daughter has pigmentation on retina both eyes. Found at age 5. No known family hx of RP. No changes in visual fields. Could it be RP?
Is a genetic disorder with AR form of inheritance involving 50 or more genes. Mutation in the genes prevent making of proteins for photorecepters and causes difficulty in vision at night and peripheral vision
your child needs to be checked by a pediatric ophthalmologist so he can check her peripheral vision ...Read more
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more
Tryptophan: If protein is not digested body does not get enough tryptophan - precursor for both serotonin and melanin. Could be a sign of indigestion. Get tested with metametrix lab - urine organix profile - this can pinpoint the problem. Use aminosport by biotics or neuro-htp by biotics to improve this issue. ...Read more
Protect your skin: Stay out of the sun or wear sunscreen with spf 30 or higher when you go out. ...Read more
What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema? I dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime
I have uneven skintone cause of lot tan/pigmentation. Is there any medication to lower my melanin level? I want fast results to remove this tan.
None: Unfortunately there is no medication to accomplish your desired goal. ...Read more
Natural: We all have pigment cells in various layers of our skin and eye. The pigment within the cells can increase with age, change in hormones (pregnancy), and of course sun exposure. When the cells themselves start multiplying and moving and growing where they don't belong-this is cancer. ...Read more
Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more
See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more
Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated. ...Read more
Pinguecula: You are most likely seeing a pinguecula. These are thought to be caused by ultraviolet light exposure. They are nothing to worry about. When the same process gets more aggressive and starts to invade the cornea, we call it a Pterygium. Sometimes, these require surgery. Your ophthalmologist can tell you for sure with just a quick look. ...Read more
The brown......: The pigmentation is caused by several factors. Inflammation can cause leakage of red blood cells into the skin, causing " rusting of the iron in the rbc hgb. Also, if you scratch and abrade psoriasis lesions, you get a low grade infection, which will permanently discolor skin. People will scratch unknowingly in sleep. The brown caused by rbc will leave slowly. The other will diminish little. ...Read more
What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer?
Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning. ...Read more
Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more
My 24 y/o, tan skinned boyfriend has a 3 mm size mole on the back of his neck, dark brown but has some darker brown pigmentation. Cause for concern?
Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?
Skin and Pregnancy: The skin is definitely affected by the hormonal changes in pregnancy. Among the changes are: darkening of areas (freckles, nipples, inner thigh), linea nigra (dark vertical line on the belly), worsening of acne, melasma (darkening of sun exposed areas of face), spider veins, and of course stretch marks. Once the hormones return to normal, most of these may return to normal. ...Read more
I want to remove some pigmentations on my teeth (by a dentist) is it safee. Can it cause any side effects?
Absolutely: Your dentist has over 10, 000 hours training and years of experience to safely and effectively resolve, problems just like yours. Enjoy your new smile! ...Read more
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