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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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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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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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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?

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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