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Skin Darkening During Dialysis
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...Read more
Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more
Diffuse burning sensation after mild sun exposure.Reaction to product?(hascitric acid)stress?Not used to sun?Sensitized skin from recent healed overexfoliation?No itch, red & hot skin.Fades within hrs.
Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin? African-american woman. My concerns are about laser skin resurfacing leading to skin discoloration. If this is the case, how long does it take for normal skin pigmentation to be restored?
Are some skin types prone to damage during hair waxing? Are people with lighter skin more at risk of any sort of damage during hair waxing?
No: Skin quality not type or color will determine its response to trauma. During waxing, the top, dead layer of skin may get removed with the hair. Skin that is excessively dry or already damaged (sun, chemicals, certain medications, disease) is at much higher risk to further damage from trauma. Moisturize once or twice daily and avoid excessive sunlight to keep healthy, supple skin. ...Read more
Pubic darkening and pubic pimples.Im allergic to lemon and use wax for hair removal n fair skin color.
Salicylic acid maybe: I find that salicylic acid is better for fighting razor bumps. It is a better anti-inflammatory agents. Dilute hydrogen peroxide may also help to lighten skin in this area. Bleaching agents generally consist of retin-a, triamcinolone, kojic-acid and hydroquinone but these are not recommended for the pubic area. ...Read more
Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more
Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more
It may: There are 2 different reactions that you may have to a cream that causes darkening. First, you may be allergic to the cream and the darkening is a response. Second, may be whats called post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. This is a response to either an allergic reaction or to the chemical reaction that is used to remove your hair. Usually stopping the cream will lead to lightening your skin. ...Read more
Dry skin: Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, get enough sleep, do not smoke and always wear sunscreen in order to maintain healthy skin. You should also use an appropriate moisturizer in the morning and at night. You can always look into cosmetic dermatology for different treatments. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm tunisian my skin colour is light brown. My skin tone is uneven from sun which was months ago & blemishes. What lotion helps uneven skin tone?
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