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What causes skin discoloration?

What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Black Colored Skin (Definition)

Skin discoloration is a symptom in which a person has color changes on part or all of his skin. Color changes may be related to skin problems such as bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, itching, bug bites, etc. ...Read more


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Skin discoloration, any way to fix it?

Skin discoloration, any way to fix it?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat skin discoloration due to eczema?

What can I do to treat skin discoloration due to eczema?

Patience: Tincture of time helps as does the use of topical treatments including steroidal and moisturizing products. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more

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I treated a groin fungal infection a few years ago that left me with skin discoloration in the same area. How do I get rid of this discoloration?

I treated a groin fungal infection a few years ago that left me with skin discoloration in the same area. How do I get rid of this discoloration?

Erythrasma?: Could be erythrasma which is a common cause of groin rash in men and which is often mistaken for a fungal infection. Treatment is simple, with antiseptics or antibiotics. Suggest see your GP to check exactly what's going on.

More info on this link https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/erythrasma ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure skin discoloration from atopic dermatitis?

No: Lighter or darker skin caused by atopic dermatitis is due to changes in the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. Over time if ad is controlled the skin will return to normal color. Control your ad is important to help this occur. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of skin discoloration?

Determine Cause: Skin discoloration may have many etiologies including local irritation, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, excessive sun exposure, or drug reaction. Evaluation by a dermatologist will aid in this determination in order to provide the appropriate treatment. Reduction of sun exposure and use of a broad spectrum sunscreen will help. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration?

Sun and Hormones: Skin damage due to sun exposure is one of the main causes of skin discoloration. Also, hormones, like estrogen can cause darkening of the skin, known as melasma. Also, there are some fungal infections that can cause skin discoloration as well. ...Read more

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How can I fix skin discoloration?

Depends on cause: See a dermatologist to get the diagnosis of what your skin discoloration is from. If it is just sun damage you are talking about start an over the counter retinol at bedtime and add an OTC hydroquinone, but to really know see derm ...Read more

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What can cause skin discoloration?

What can cause skin discoloration?

Skin discoloration: Skin discoloration. Many causes. Some common and many rare. Sun (uva) causes dna damage which stimulates pigment formation. Hormones (estrogen) can stimulate pigmentation. Fungus. (tinea versicolor) metabolizes oleic acid to form Azelaic Acid which is toxic to melanocytes. Also, whenever the skin gets irritated or inflammed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. ...Read more

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Skin discoloration, any way to fix it?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more

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What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

What could cause skin discoloration all over my back?

Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets although the condition will return as there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin that can reverse skin discoloration?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, sun exposure, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin discoloration?

Skin discoloration: This is a change in color to the outer tissue layer of the body. Skin color changes can occur with a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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What natural stuff can I use for skin discoloration? Please help me my skin is ugly.

What natural stuff can I use for skin discoloration? Please help me my skin is ugly.

Coconut oil: I would start with using a small amount of coconut oil on the area of skin discoloration after showering. If it is on the face, use it at night after you wash your face before bed. This can do a lot to help moisturize the skin and balance and correct tone and texture problems. Plus, it does not usually cause people to break out with pimples as you might think. ...Read more

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I've been using cicloprox for my skin discoloration, more than 2 weeks now and I don't see results is that normal?

May be wrong med: Cycloprox is antifungal med. Do you have fungal skin infection. If not it is unlikely to help with skin discoloration ...Read more