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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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How can I fix skin discoloration?

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?

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

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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

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What can be used against skin discoloration on chest?

What can be used against skin discoloration on chest?

Hyperpigmentation?: Like most dermatologic conditions, the best way we dermatologists make this diagnosis is to look at the patient. This coloration can be due to any thing from irritation of skin to medications you're taking and other factors. They are plethoric. My best advice is to see a dermatologist and ask. ...Read more

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How can I make skin discoloration from a fungus disappear?

Cure fungus: First the fungus must be gone otherwise you will not be able to decrese the color. Once the fungus is eradicated peeling creams can slowly remove discoloration that resulted from the bodys reaction to the infection. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

What are some possible causes of skin discoloration in the chest?

Fungus or Vitiligo: There are various causes of pigment disturbance of the chest. Tinea verisicolor may cause pink, brown, or white plaques. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which the skin turns white due to a loss of pigment. ...Read more

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Why has skin discoloration lasted nearly a year due to the lipodissolve?

Why has skin discoloration lasted nearly a year due to the lipodissolve?

Side effect: Liopodissolve treatment solution uses phosphatidylcholine to dissolve fat deposits. The solution also contains other ingredients that may lead to the discoloration. The fda issued a warning in 2010 to medical spas that administer lipodissolve, stating that the drugs used in these treatments have not been proven safe or effective. ...Read more

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My baby 7 month baby has skin discoloration from past 2 months because of em disease. Please let me know will it go completely?

My baby 7 month baby has skin discoloration from past 2 months because of em disease. Please let me know will it go completely?

Depends on type : Erythema multiforme usually goes away within 6 weeks. It can persist into the chronic form. It can come and go. Many causes have been identified, and the prognosis is dependent on treating the trigger (infection, immunization, medication). If the cause was a herpes infection, then treating the herpes can get rid of the em and its flare ups. ...Read more

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Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Best remedy for sunburn skin discoloration?

Sunblock/BBL therapy: Sun burn discoloration can be a pink or brown color and if you use sunblock over a few weeks to months, it will settle. If not settling then there were likely other problems like infection that may have prolonged the inflammation. Rarely, broad based light (bbl) treatments may be needed to lighten the area. ...Read more

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What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

What causes skin discoloration in peri anal area?

Usually normal: The perianal area is normally more pigmented than surrounding skin. Just like nipples. ...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 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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Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Probably not.: Mederma is supposed to improve the appearance of scars; I don't know of any evidence that it has an effect, one way or the other, on skin discoloration. ...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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Hi I have a friend with a dark skin discoloration on the back of her thighs.

& your question is?: How old is your friend? How long does she have the discoloration? How dark? How extensive an area of her skin? On both thighs? Any other symptoms? And last question, why are you asking and not her? If she is concerned tell her to talk to us or her doctor, maybe even a dermatologist [skin specialist]. ...Read more

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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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If a baby had eczema, does it cause the baby skin discoloration?

If a baby had eczema, does it cause the baby skin discoloration?

Possible.: Skin discoloration following eczema may last a long time. ...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
otherwise nope ...Read more