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Doctor insights on: Skin Discoloration After Bruise

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Can cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Can cellulitis cause skin discoloration/bruising? Or should I seek emergency assistance?

Yes: Cellulitis will cause swelling and redness and and on the legs or deep involvement can have a dark color. This needs treatments with antibiotics either orally or in more severe cases with intravenous antibiotics. See your doctor as urgent appointment today if possible. Otherwise go to er. Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...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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Is there a medication to reverse skin discoloration?

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 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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Should my bf be worried about skin discoloration on his foot?

Should my bf be worried about skin discoloration on his foot?

Would need more info: Skin discoloration can vary from something not to worry about like a suntan to something life threatening like gangrene. More info is needed about - where the skin is discolored, when did it happen, how long has it been like that, was there any injury, what color is it, is there some pain or temperature difference - to begin answering. Read more

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Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer. Read more

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Can you tell me if lactose-intolerance causes skin discoloration?

Probably not: If you have celaic disease you could also have a rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. this could be a "chnage in skin color"

IF you get dehydrated b/o lactose intolerance you could look grey or yellow
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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. Read more

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How can I repair skin discoloration caused from hair removal products?

Can't repair: This is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Hopefully the "natural force" would remove the pigmentation in a long run. But there is no quick and effective way of removing the pigmentation. Read more

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I have skin discoloration from using Latisse (bimatoprost), how can I make it go away?

Side effect: Of the medication and can improve with stopping the medication. The medication can also cause darker irises but this side effect is permanent. Take care. Read more

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I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?

I am a light skinned black women and I have a light skin discoloration around my eyes, what is causing that?

Many possible reason: There are a number of possibilities. First of all, if you are using any drops they may be the culprit. If you have any allergies or hay fever or eczema those can also cause depigmentation. If you have irritation around your eyes like blepharitis especially if you are rubbing them that may also be causative. Finally, for this summary, vitiligo can happen in a limited way around the eyes. Read more

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I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

Various - see a doc: Could be anything from a skin fungus, to an irregular blood vessel formation, to a skin symptom of a systemic illness (auto-immune, viral, etc.) to a medication reaction. Even if it doesn't hurt or itch, a new unusual mark on the skin should be examined by a doctor. Read more

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Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Penis skin discoloration. Underside of shaft looks light while around looks darker. How can I have a uniform light color all round?

Here are someā€¦: Your described penile discoloration may be just a light form of leukoderma or so-called vitiligo, which poses no harm to health and requires no treatment. In other words, the best choice of care is to leave it alone. If still in doubt, seek professional evaluation and counseling timely. Your online inquiry hints you're a health-conscious person who wish to live a long happy life. Congratulate! 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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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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Can you tell me how to rid of skin discoloration?

Can you tell me how to rid of skin discoloration?

Many options: Brown discolorations can be treated with topical bleaching agents, procedures such as laser, IPL, chemical acid peel, microdermabrasion. Laser and IPL can also help with red or purple discolorations. 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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more