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My hair is turning gray, dermatologist prescribed PABA tablet does using this tablet also darken my skin color?

My hair is turning gray, dermatologist prescribed PABA tablet does using this tablet also darken my skin color?

While this: Product is used in sunscreen to block UV light and found in folic acid, It's ability to darken hair or treat vitiligo has mixed reviews. While I don't believe it will hurt you I am not sure how much it will help. And no it should not darken your skin unless you have areas of lost pigment, and there the results again are mixed. ...Read more

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How can I get my skin color back? It changed a lot a it's darker than before! I can't apply sunscreen on it because my skin will be grayish & I'm 17

How can I get my skin color back? It changed a lot a it's darker than before! I can't apply sunscreen on it because my skin will be grayish & I'm 17

Can't answer: You are 17 years old and a minor, and unfortunately I cannot answer your question. Please have one of your parents submit the question - sorry. ...Read more

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I have complete numbness in the ball of my right foot. It came on suddenly within the last hour and now my skin color is turning a grayish color?

I have complete numbness in the ball of my right foot. It came on suddenly within the last hour and now my skin color is turning a grayish color?

Sounds bad...: A part of the body that suddenly loses sensation and loses normal pink color means a trip to the doctor or the ER right away. We get a normal pink color from blood flowing through the tissues. Sudden loss of the pink color may mean we lost blood flow to that area... bad news. If a person has a regular doctor, she may try to get in immediate contact with her doctor... or just be driven to the ER. ...Read more

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What causes change in skin color especially the face?

What causes change in skin color especially the face?

Patchy skin?: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more

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My skin color is getting darker and it very concerning for me cause only my skin is getting dark in family?

My skin color is getting darker and it very concerning for me cause only my skin is getting dark in family?

Genetic: Skin color is determined by your genetic makeup. Ask your parents about a distant ancestor who might had a dark color. Weakly inherited traits may not show up early in development. ...Read more

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What causes my skin color change?

What causes my skin color change?

Depends: If you have had a previous burn or sun damage you may get skin color change. Most of the time the melanin in your skin is reacting to what injured it (radiation, sun, fire, etc). If your skin is blue it usually means you are not getting enough oxygen, if it is red you are possibly flush either due to heat or dehydration. Sun damage can also cause loss of color in spots on the limbs. ...Read more

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Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Does dialysis cause skin color change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more

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What could cause gray patches on the skin above the eyebrows and upper lip?

What could cause gray patches on the skin above the eyebrows and upper lip?

Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline). ...Read more

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Could having hsv2 cause itchy white bumps on thigh with skin color loss?

Could having hsv2 cause itchy white bumps on thigh with skin color loss?

Needs exam: Herpes can have a variety of appearances but an experienced doctor can often tell by examination. The description you gave could be herpes but many other things as well. ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Can ringworm cause bumps on the face? Skin-color no puss not itchy just ugly

Yes: Ringworm on the face is known as the "great masquerader" so yes it can cause bumps, round scaly patches, pustules and more. Tinea faciale (ring worm) often itches or burns but can be asymptomatic. Consider visiting with a dermatologist to make sure it is not something else that will not respond to anti fungal therapy. ...Read more

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My dad has a hard pea sized bump on his stomach. It is skin color but extremely painful to the touch. Any idea what it could be.? Cause for concern?

Exam needed: This would have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. Possibilities include a cyst or ventral hernia. If there is tenderness and surrounding redness, an examination is needed to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Which std can cause lips to be chapped and dry gray and then upper Lip get a little dark like the skin wants to peel off?

No STD: No STD is a likely cause of these symptoms. The only remote possibility might be syphilis, which can cause a wide variety of skin problems, which might on rare occasions affect the lips. But even this seems extremely unlikely. You and your doctor need to look into non-STD explanations for this. ...Read more

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I am throwing up gray and a little bit of black vomit small amount of stomach pain what could be the cause also starting to get head ache?

I am throwing up gray and a little bit of black vomit small amount of stomach pain what could be the cause also starting to get head ache?

Black is Bad: Your situation could be very dangerous. Seek evaluation with your physician or an emergency room to undergo testing as soon as possible. Symptoms of black vomit could suggest bleeding in the stomach from a small ulcer, however small things can become big things rapidly and be very dangerous. Don't delay getting an assessment and discuss all medications you may use, even if over the counter. ...Read more

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My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dialysis skin tone change?

What causes dialysis skin tone change?

Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin.

As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is called sallow complexion.

Anemia, low hemoglobin, can cause pallor (pale skin). ...Read more