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Skin Changes (Definition)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc

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When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

Yes that's normal: Changes in temperature can affect the small blood vessels or capillaries in the skin. When you get exposed to cold these vessels will shrink or constrict to reduce heat loss and the skin may become pale or bluish. In hot environments these vessels will dilate to give off excess heat and the skin will become pink or red. Some medicines or diseases such as low thyroid may make this worse. ...Read more

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My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

My skin changes colors to dark when its cold why?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Skin, hair and nails (Tip)

Skin, hair and nails

Stop smoking and limit sun exposure to decrease skin aging. ...See more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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My skin changes dramatically throughout the day, how can keep my skin healthier?

My skin changes dramatically throughout the day, how can keep my skin healthier?

3 steps: Cleanse well...Exfoliate...And ...Hydrate..There are many different products that can do these things. Find the ones that are good for you and affordable. And remember to always apply spf.... ...Read more

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What are the skin changes pregnancy can cause?

Several: Melasma, stretch marks, worsening acne, puppps are some of the more common skin changes associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Tip)

Treating Dry Skin

Ask your doctor to check your thyroid. Dry skin is often a symptom of low thyroid function. ...See more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
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How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

How do I reduce my skin changes after pregnancy?

Wait a bit: Most of the skin changes in pregnancy will improve or resolve within about 6 months. Some (stretch marks, saggy skin) may not go away. All the dark pigment should go away. Your ob/gyn can tell you what won't improve. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Does pregnancy cause skin changes?

Yes: Common concerns are increased pigmentation of the face (e.g. Along cheek bones and upper lip, often referred to as the mask of pregnancy) and abdominal stretch marks. Generally increased blood flow may cause a noticeable blush over the cheeks referred to as the pregnancy glow. Acne may become more problematic during pregnancy and spider veins may also develop. ...Read more

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