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Skin Color Changing Disease
Does my ethnic background make me more or less likely to get heart disease? Does someone's race or ethnicity really make a difference in his risk of developing heart disease? Why does skin color or where you were born make someone more likely to have hear
Actually, : Actually, yes, but not exactly. There are essentially two things that makes a person more or less likely to get a disease: one - genetic makeup and two - environmental factors. Your genetic predisposition to disease depends on small differences in your dna called single nucleotide polymorphisms or snps (pronounced "snips"). However, snps are not distributed evenly among people of different ethnicities. Thus, a snp associated with one disease could be found frequently among people born in one area but almost never among people born in a different geographic area. Also, a snp associated with a particular disease in one ethnicity such as caucasians may not be associated with that disease in another ethnicity, such as north american indians. In addition to a genetic predisposition, the environment plays a very important role in disease risk. Diet, smoking, pollutants have a significant impact on one's chances of developing a disease and these factors vary greatly between geographic locations. I have appended a link here to a website that allows you to calculate your heart disease risk, however, I am not sure if that calculator factors in the genetic predisposition. ...Read more
Patchy skin?: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more
Not permanently: If you're talking about lightening creams, their effects are temporary. ...Read more
Skin bleaching: Your skin color is determined by your genetic family background, and by how much sun you are exposed to. Some people have naturally dark skin, while others have lighter skin, and this fact is based alot on what part of the world your ancestors came from. If you want lighter skin, you must not get any sun at all, and you can buy bleaching creams to try to make the skijn lighter. ...Read more
Hi, I am having naturally black skin, can I use benoquin (monobenzone) lightly to change skin color?
Yes: But that will be an enormous project for little or no satisfaction. Use your time & energy for something that will actually benefit you or someone else. ...Read more
Depends: If you have had a previous burn or sun damage you may get skin color change. Most of the time the melanin in your skin is reacting to what injured it (radiation, sun , fire, etc). If your skin is blue it usually means you are not getting enough oxygen, if it is red you are possibly flush either due to heat or dehydration. Sun damage can also cause loss of color in spots on the limbs. ...Read more
Few modalities: There are some topical medicines like hydroquinone and tretinoin, chemical peels and depigmenting agents. Lasers are also being employed, but only over a short area. Getting full body skin lightening is currently not possible. Rather than mess around with treatments at home - i'd probably go straight to a dermatologist and discuss options with them. ...Read more
Normal.: In most cases, it means she's normal. During pregnancy a hormone called melanocyte stimulating hormone (msh) is produced in increased levels, which will often cause the skin to darken. (in some women, only moles darken.) after you deliver the baby, msh levels go back to normal, and over time your skin color will usually go back to normal as well. ...Read more
Eczema changes: Eczema may cause skin changes including thickening or discoloration. It may take up to a year for skin to become normal as new skin regenerates. Moisturizing may help this. However, skin discoloration may be persistent. Other secondary causes of skin discoloration with eczema may need to be looked at (infection or topical medications). Best to discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
How can I get my skin color back ? It changed a lot a it's darker than before ! i can't apply sunscreen on it because my skin will be grayish & i'm 17
Can't answer: You are 17 years old and a minor, and unfortunately i cannot answer your question. Please have one of your parents submit the question - sorry. ...Read more
Normal variant: Some people tan very quickly; others never tan at all; and most of us are somewhere in between. It's a normal variation among individuals. The fact that you tan so fast is a good thing, in that your body is reacting more quickly than normal in an effort to protect your skin from sun damage, thereby reducing your risk of skin cancer, among other things. But you should still apply a sunscreen daily. ...Read more
My fiance and I are both light skinned my daughter was born a week ago and is a tan color with pink and redish skin tone, will her skin color change?
Yes. : The baby skin color will change in the next 3-6 months ...Read more
How come some babies are born with hair and others don't is it in the genes? Can a babies hair,eyes, and skin color change after born?
Newborn babies: Yes, genetics are what determines whether babies have a lot of hair or are close to bald. Most babies are born with a shade of grey colored eyes and will change over the next year or longer. Hair color in the first year and change as well. Babies skin will be lighter or pinker as newborns and also change over time after birth. ...Read more
Are most African-American babies born with pale, light-skin, like myself? Does this very light skin color change and can it change to very dark skin?
Not necessarily. : African - American babies are not necessarily light skin at birth. They are more closer to their parental skin complexion and do not get darker as they grow. If a baby is light skinned, there might be light skinned individuals in the family, which is genetic but if the baby's mucous membranes are pale, he or she should be evaluated for anemia ( low hemoglobin ). ...Read more
My bodys skin tone changes..... 1 day it's fairer and 1 day it becomes darker... This cycle change every 3-5 days...What to do....... Im 19 yr boy....
From the sunshine?: Naturally dark skin is genetically determined, and runs in the family. A person gets darker after being in the sun, and lighter when out of the sun. If one is the same color as one's parents, siblings, and other relatives in the racial group, then one's color is most likely normal. If one is much darker than other family members, then a primary care doctor can evaluate for a hormonal problem. ...Read more
Hello,i have brown to dark skin tone and my parents,their parents have fair tone. So how do I have this tone? and what can i do to change my tone ?
Lighten skin tone: Hello,i have brown to dark skin tone and my parents,their parents have fair tone. So how do I have this tone? and what can i do to change my tone ? ANS: skin tone is strongly inherited. So ask your parents if you are adopted or is your Dad really your Dad? There is no way to lighten skin tone I know of other than staying out of the sun. Well next time choose lighter skinned parents. ;-) ...Read more
Im having a 3.5month baby.have lot of stretchmarks.tummy color has changed very dark.what is that?how to get back the skin tone which was fair.
Stretch marks: Hyperpigmentation is simply a sign of inflammation. In the setting of rapid weight gain that may be associated with pregnancy or simply weight gain, the dermis of the skin is injured. Injury is associated with inflammation. This causes cells in the skin to deposit melanin, leading to darkening of stretch marks. With time, the color will fade. It may take 6-12 months. ...Read more
I have some small bumps close to my urethra (male). They're there for months, skin colored. No growth or changes. I've seen a doctor who told it was nothing, but I'm still worried about this. I only dated one woman on the past three years.
POSSIBLE Fordyce: spots, which are visible seabaceous glands. Please see your doc for diagnosis. Please don't worry. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Have blackish brown raised mole looking bump on chest with red around it. Was skin colored before then changed colors?
I am 16. I've noticed rapid skin changes on my face for the past 3 years. My face looks a lot darker than my arms. How can I recover my skin tone?
Protect it.: For lighter skin – always protect your skin. 1. Use a broad spectrum sun screen with a high SPF. Apply as often as needed. 2. Wears hat or other clothing to protect skin from Sun’s UV rays. 3. Try to avoid mid-day sun. A medication like hydroquinone may take months to work and usually it’s use would be limited to a particular site on the body. ...Read more
Tiny, painless, skin colored bumps on inner thigh outside of labia majora. Noticed 5 days ago/no change since. Shave area 3x/week. Tender when rubbed?
Check it out: Possible ingrown hairs. Check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soft skin colored lump behind my ear, when i burst it, blood comes out, and now its purple, no pain, it shrank a bit, hasnt changed in size for 2d now
Skin colored lump: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst. However, it might be a good idea to have your primary care provider take a look at it to ensure that it is a cyst. They may opt to treat it at that time. These cysts may get infected or inflamed and may become painful, especially if you "mess with it". ...Read more
Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.
Avoid direct sun: Avoiding direct sunlight will allow skin to lighten, but that usually means a person may become deficient in vitamin d (means taking vitamin d to avoid deficiency). Using sunscreen helps also, by decreasing tanning. One may want to use indoor exercise, if avoiding outdoor sunshine. One shouldn't hide indoors just to have lighter skin (might not be healthy). ...Read more
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