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What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

Skin lightening: The skin can lose pigments from inflammation, this can happen in a variety of skin conditions, from eczema to scleroderma. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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Corteisone injections cause loss of pigment on nose..?! will the white spot go away? If not? What can I do ?

Corteisone injections cause loss of pigment on nose..?! will the white spot go away? If not? What can I do ?

Possibly: Yes. Not in every case; however, sreroid injections can cause lost of pigment in the surrounding tissues ( depigmentation )- not an uncommon side effect. ...Read more

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Female w/ piebaldism: blond forelock & recent forehead loss of pigment. No retardation/deafness-do my future kids have ^ risk of retardation/deafness?

Female w/ piebaldism: blond forelock & recent forehead loss of pigment. No retardation/deafness-do my future kids have ^ risk of retardation/deafness?

The gene mutation : that causes hypopigmented hair & skin also causes deafness or Intellectual Disability in a small # of cases. Each of your children has a 50% risk of having Piebaldism. Unless your affected child's mutation differs from yours, his clinical signs will most likely be the same as yours. Ask your PCP or dermatologist for molecular genetic testing & referral to a geneticist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do teenage skin conditions (eg. Breakouts pigmentation) improve as you grow older?

Do teenage skin conditions  (eg. Breakouts pigmentation) improve as you grow older?

Some do some don't: There are many different types of pigmentation presentations/problems, and the natural course of these vary tremendously. Some improve and some don't. One way to help minimize them or prevent them from worsening, is avoiding prolonged direct sun exposure, which will make the pigmented lesions stand out more. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove lpp skin.Disease marks?

What is the best way to remove lpp skin.Disease marks?

Combination: See dermatologist for treatment. It may include a combination of oral and topical meds. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a skin disease?

Dermatologist: Seek out a dermatologist to diagnosis your condition and give you treatment options. Without a propper diagnosis you are only guessing and your home treatment may make it worse. ...Read more

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