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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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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?

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 a natural red head and I'm 26 years old but has a god portion of grey highligts already what is the cause?

I am a natural red head and I'm 26 years old but has a god portion of grey highligts already what is the cause?

Grey hair: Early graying of hair tends to run along family lines. Genetics are the most likely cause. ...Read more

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What could cause grey hair to grow around a bump on my head?

What could cause grey hair to grow around a bump on my head?

Melanin break down : Gray hairs around a bump (wen, mole, cyst, birthmark) usually don't have sufficient melanin, so they appear gray. This is very common. ...Read more

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I've had a full head of gray hair since my mid thirties, the only medication I take is amlodipine, what do you think causes that?

Often genetics.: Premature graying is often related to genetics. Do you have family members who have grayed early? ...Read more

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Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Hi I discovered about 5 grey hairs in my head, I'm 19. My parents did not grey early. Does this mean I have white hair by 20s. Does stress cause this?

Pre-mature graying: It is believed that hair turning white is caused by the production of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicle. While stress can do many things, there has been no direct linkage that I know of correlating one with the other. ...Read more

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I am throwing up gray and a little 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 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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I sometime get a blue/grey ring around the outside of my lip, why?

I sometime get a blue/grey ring around the outside of my lip, why?

See below: While there are diseases that are associated with facial coloring changes, they generally are persistent changes — as in lupus or dermatomyositis. If you have no symptoms associated with the changes, I suggest bringing it to the attention of your physician at your next visit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Blue gray spots on lips?

What is the definition or description of: Blue gray spots on lips?

Definition: This would be called blue gray spots on lips. For specific evaluation and diagnosis, see oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Lips turning blue today I was with my father when I noticed his lips had turned a blue/grey. It was very alarming to me. I asked him if he felt okay and he said he had, I brought it to his attention and he didn't know why they would be doing that

Lips turning blue today I was with my father when I noticed his lips had turned a blue/grey. It was very alarming to me. I asked him if he felt okay and he said he had, I brought it to his attention and he didn't know why they would be doing that

Well: What the age of his father, does he have hear or lung disease, is he a smoker, is he obese etc. Etc. He should see the family doctor to make sure all is ok. Blue discoloration of the lips should suggest among other reasons oxygen deprived blood. This is what he should be seen asap. Has he had anything that could have tint his lips blue? ...Read more

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My friend chew pan masala not tambaco ... but his inside cheek having some white and gray lines and spot. also, upser side lips...what is this?

My friend chew pan masala not tambaco ... but his inside cheek having some white and gray lines and spot. also, upser side lips...what is this?

Tell your friend: To stop chewing pan, even without tobacco from other ingredients are carcinogenic (cancer producing) , bad for oral hygiene, cause gingivitis,permanently stains the teeth. These lines may be leucoplakia a pre-cancerous state,has to see the doctor soon. ...Read more

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My new born baby(2 weeka old) inner side of lips are black, they then turn grey after breastfeeding. Should i be concerned?

My new born baby(2 weeka old) inner side of lips are black, they then turn grey after breastfeeding. Should i be concerned?

Maybe: Blue, black, and grey are not good colors for a baby. Pink is preferred. A parent can take the baby to his pediatrician, and feed the baby while the pediatrician is watching, and show the doctor what the parent is talking about. That's a way to find out whether or not there is a problem. ...Read more

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I hv mild hypo pigmentation on my upper lip, it's minimal and not white or gray but is definitely visible. Will my skin repigment?

PIGMENT LOSS LIP: HOW LONG HAS THIS LOSS OF PIGMENT BEEN?
DO YOU SMOKE?
DO YOU CHEW ON A PENCIL ERASER?
RUBBER MATERIALS OFTEN CAUSE HYPOPIGMENTATION.
CANNOT TELL WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING.
YOUR BEST BET, IF YOU ARE WORRIED, IS TO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BUT I AM CERTAIN IT IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND NON-MALIGNANT.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have been smoking from last two years and now i really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it. I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now i am

I have been smoking from last two years and now i really want to quit it because now there are tiny grey patches that have appeared on my lower lip. And I am seriously concerned about it.  I am having hard time to quit smoking all of a sudden so now i am

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. See doc to examine your lips. ...Read more

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Bump on lip is grey-ish \u0026 have been there for almost 3wks, seemed to be going away at first, how long does cold sore last?

7-10 days: Cold sore is a virus that is stored in anyone who has had chicken pox. Usually resolves in 7-10 days. Recommend medical visit to diagnose lesion if no resolution. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to diflucan (fluconazole). Now the skin on my lips and vaginal area is grey / black and falling off. What do I do? Why is this happening?

Reaction: Call your prescribing physician. You were probably treated for a vaginal yeast infection and the skin may be sloughing from the infection as opposed to the diflucan (fluconazole). No matter what, please consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Child 8 no appetite weight loss dizzy episodes grey skin colour changes blue lips then ok again, having funny spells vision blacks out dark sunk eyes?

Child 8 no appetite weight loss dizzy episodes grey skin colour changes blue lips then ok again, having funny spells vision blacks out dark sunk eyes?

Distress.: The child sounds in distress and needs to be taken to ER immediately. There are many possibilities such as juvenile diabetes, cardiac or lung problems, infection, thyroid issues, adrenal crisis etc. but the child needs IV fluid and immediate work-up and most likely hospitalization. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have had a dry, gray lump on my lip for 1+ yr, not responsive to Valtrex (valacyclovir) w/little sensation, will not go away. Could this be oral cancer?

I have had a dry, gray lump on my lip for 1+ yr, not responsive to Valtrex (valacyclovir) w/little sensation, will not go away.  Could this be oral cancer?

Insufficent : Information. The lesion needs to examined and perhaps removed and submitted to a pathologist for microscopic study. If it has persisted for over a year, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had an MRI. Pressure/pain left temple area, behind eye, in jaw, numbness in lips. No MS. Dr says the White matter should be Gray. Wants 2nd MRI.

Had an MRI. Pressure/pain left temple area, behind eye, in jaw, numbness in lips. No MS. Dr says the White matter should be Gray. Wants 2nd MRI.

Listen to your doc: We can't really interpret this for you, but you clearly have a concerned physician who wants a followup study to explain your symptoms and something abnormal on the first MRI. That person cares about you and is doing the right thing to find out what is going on. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Finding small grey stones in my bed that are flat and easily broken. No fluid on them; dry. They are under my back or around my head area. What is I?

Finding small grey stones in my bed that are flat and easily broken.  No fluid on them; dry.  They are under my back or around my head area. What is I?

Strange but: Before you go to bed tonight, change your sheets and covers, wash you hair thoroughly in the shower and brush it out before you go to bed and see what happens ...Read more

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Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

Why is the roof of my mouth grey?

IDK: Grey? That sounds unusual. Do you have enough light to see it properly? Maybe it's just some shadowing. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and I see gray and white strands of hair on his head. What should I do? I have noticed that the hair on his head is turning white and gray. Should i be worried? What should I do?

My son is 3 years old and I see gray and white strands of hair on his head. What should I do? I have noticed that the hair on his head is turning white and gray. Should i be worried? What should I do?

The : The best thing would be to take him to your pediatrician and see if he has a possible nutritional deficiency or hormonal imbalance. They can perform tests to be sure there is no obvious cause of this, and as that is quite a rare problem in a 3-year old he will need a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi i have gray hair on my head and it is constantly increasing what should I do to stop it. my age is 22 and I am a boy.

Hi i have gray hair on my head and it is constantly increasing what should I do to stop it. my age is 22 and I am a boy.

Not much you can do: You can except it as part of your uniqueness or dye your hair. The best prediction of how soon your hair will gray, and how much grey hair you will have in at a given age is your parents' hair. Although largely determined by hereditary although environmental factors do contribute to graying hair. Because stress is a proposed contributor, try relaxation techniques and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Hi m south indian. Why doesn't shaving my head restore my grey hairs with black ones? The black hair cell died?

Hi m south indian. Why doesn't shaving my head restore my grey hairs with black ones? The black hair cell died?

Gray Hair: Hair turns gray because of age and genetics, in that genes regulate the exhaustion of the pigmentary potential of each individual hair follicle. This occurs at different rates in different hair follicles. For some people it occurs rapidly, while in others it occurs slowly over several decades. Once the pigment is depleted, the hair will be gray or white and will never have pigment again. ...Read more