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It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There can be some permanent color change, but that is not usually the case. There are other fungal skin infections that could cause pigmentation changes, but they are not the usual ones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uneven sun exposure: Normal skin responses to sunlight exposure--more exposure, it gets darker by producing more melanin. Thus areas covered by clothing is always lighter. Arms typically remain darkest parts of body. Private areas are often lightest because they are under covers most of time (for most of us anyway :-)). I am not sure if this is what u are asking. If not, repost your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Temporarily: Unfortunately, only temporarily.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpigmentation but skill is required and you might do better simply to let them fade on their own and work hard to keep new lesions under control. ...Read more
Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive depending upon age and the result that you would like to achieve. ...Read more
No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated. ...Read more
Which one?: "skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical question?: I suspect that this is more a social-political question given that you are from India rather than a medical question. Any medication used for that purpose can have its adverse consequences. ...Read more
Possible: If you have untreated eczema it can cause skin stains and give you brown or dark skin stains. Avoid picking and scratching because it makes it worse. See your doctor for appropriate treatment. Get the sarna lotion for sensitive skin to hold down the itching and try the eucerin eczema skin cream. Flare ups occur when you are stressed and are not using coping skills. Therapy helps that. ...Read more
After acne marks starts to disappear gradually .Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone.Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?
Meladerm: In order to naturally fade dark skin spots and obtain an even complexion, you must dedicate time and patience to the process. When combined with exfoliation agents, Meladerm® often provides initial results within 2 weeks of use, however, full results generally take 2-3 months and vary based on the individual's specific skin physiology and condition. ...Read more
4/5 cups: You may need the toilet room more often but that is the only likely problem you will have. Relax! ...Read more
Is it normal to have a dark skin pigment in the vaginal area for older women with no symptoms of something wrong.
Melasma?: I assume you mean 28 weeks pregnant? This may be due to melanoma, which is sometimes known as the "mask of pregnancy". It is important to apply broad spectrum sunscreen several times daily, and follow up with a dermatologist to review your medications and other potential causes for the pigment changes. Treatment will depend upon the underlying cause. ...Read more
No no need: If it has always been like that you need not be worried but if it is new have it checked. ...Read more
Noticing some darkening of facial skin/pigment after several weeks on OTC retinol product. Is this a normal side effect?
it is : There is peeling of the skin and the new skin is exposed and can get drier and darken . Also greater risk of sun damage and other complication made worse by taking other medications at the same time. See a dermatologist to evaluate all of the issues with this drug. Just because it is over the counter, does no mean that it is free of unwanted side effects. ...Read more
For several years, I have problem skin problems skin pigment found that the white spots appear on the skin and are getting more?
Pigmentation Issues: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal 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. The most common areas it affects are the shoulders, back, and chest. Another possibility is vitiligo, a depipmenting disease. ...Read more
Bump on middle of tibia. Attached to bone. Skin pigment over site is darkened. X 6mo. Aching feeling of tibia bone periodically?
I have had a skin pigment on my leg for 2 years and had grown and got darker. Is it skin cancer or melanoma?
ABCDEs: 21 year old lady with pigmented skin lesion. I suggest you visit a dermatologist. Are you fair skinned? Family history of melanoma? These are risk factors. Physicians examine and look for asymmetry of the lesion, the borders, the color and diameter of the lesion. Suspicious lesions can be biopsied and pathologically examined under microscope. May just be a "sunspot" or pigmented macule/nevus. ...Read more
I have a red mark on my face that developed over a year ago, appears to be blood vessels visible and the skin pigment is light around red area. Ideas?
See a dermatologist: A persistent mark like you describe could be many things, including rosacea (a chronic inflammatory condition) to infection (such as a superficial fungal infection) to skin cancer. You should see a dermatologist for a closer inspection and a definitive diagnosis, that will determine what kind of treatment you will need. Good luck! ...Read more
Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?
Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I would like to know what it is when your skin looses pigment it is very noticing in the summer when you tan in the winter not as much?
Vitiligo: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease that leads to the destruction of melanocytes, the cells the produce pigment in our skin. This causes light patches in the affected areas, which are most prominent in dark-skinned folk and in the summer when people tan. One of the more famous people with disease was michael jackson. ...Read more