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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation: Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This will resolve with time but can be diminished with prescription creams. ...Read more

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What causes hyperpigmentation?

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Skin darkening: Unfortunately there are many types of hyperpigmentation, so the answer is difficult. Post-inflammatory (after a rash or injury) types are common, but there are also endocrine (hormonal), syndromic (genetic), and metabolic or disease associated types. This is, however, a very brief list. More information would help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation? Is it serious?

Can be: Hyperpigmentation can be the result of excess acth production. The gene that codes of acth also codes for the trigger for pigment formation. Acth is high when the pituitary makes too much (in cushing's disease) or if the adrenal glands fail (in addison's disease). ...Read more

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Hydroxychlorquin caused hyperpigmentation what is the manegement?

Stop it: Unless you have no alternative or unless you tolerate the pigmentation. You neglected to indicate the reason for using it, the dose, or the duration. ...Read more

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Could gallbladder problems cause brown hyperpigmentation - even rarely?

Could gallbladder problems cause brown hyperpigmentation - even rarely?

Very unlikely.: Doubtful from gall bladder disease alone. In the case of obstruction due to gallstones with the development of jaundice, which can cause itching, chronic scratching could possibly cause hyperpigmentation. Other than that, by itself, it is unlikely to do so. However, other diseases can cause it so get a thorough checkup. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation. Is it related to high levels of acth?

Multiple reasons: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris. In cushing's disease, there is excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth) production, which leads to hyperpigmentation because msh (melanocyte stimulating hormone) production is a byproduct of acth synthesis from proopiomelanocortin (pomc). ...Read more

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What are some hereditary causes of entire body brown hyperpigmentation that passes from motherto daughter?

Hereditary hyperpigm: Skin hyperpigmentation can be hereditary and can be passed on to family members with variable phenotypic expression. ...Read more

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What usually causes hyperpigmentation of the lips?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation (or darkened skin) is caused by a variety of things. Here are a few common causes: 1) ultraviolet sunlight 2) hormones in the body (can be related to pregnancy - melasma) 3) post-inflammation from any number of causes (hair plucking, acne, trauma, harsh skin care products or laser treatments) treatment may include time, skin lighteners, ipl laser, sun protection. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can hyperpigmentation cause a chemical peel to fade by itself?

From a peel?: I wonder if the question is whether hyperpigmentation from a chemical peel can fade without treatment. Probably some. It can be important to protect the areas from sun or tanning also. Bleaching products, tretinoin, anti-inflammatory creams might help also. ...Read more

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Advice? Would the "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation" caused by "lichen" ever go away?

Hyperpigmentation: The combination of the chemical peels, laser treatments and intense pulsed light therapies may be helpful, but may aggravate pigmentation in some cases. However, nothing has been found useful to eradicate dermal melanosis. ...Read more

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Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Depends: each person is different and some have hyperpigmentation and others have hypo usually have a while the skin will return but there is always a chance it will be the same forever ...Read more

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Could some sort of venous insufficiency cause hyperpigmentation, intermittent flushing on face and neck? Also puffiness, that's worse in the morning.

Could some sort of venous insufficiency cause hyperpigmentation, intermittent flushing on face and neck? Also puffiness, that's worse in the morning.

No: venous insufficiency refers to loss of venous valve function in veins usually saphenous in legs. This causes varicose veins which when inflamed induce phlebitis of leg veins and deposition of pigmentation in lower legs, the sign of post phlebitis syndrome. This to the best of my knowledge does not occur in the jugular veins of the head and neck, ...Read more

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How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more

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What is the cause of the hyperpigmentation in people with cushing syndrome and addison's disease?

What is the cause of the hyperpigmentation in people with cushing syndrome and addison's disease?

Pituitary hormone: These people have increased secretion of crh (corticotropin releasing hormone & acth (adrenocorticotropic hormone, also called corticotropin) from the pituitary gland. The cells that secrete acth also secrete melanocyt stimulating hormone (msh). Msh stimulates skin and mucus cells to secrete melanin (dark bronze pigment) which leads to the hyperpigmentation. Thats the full story! ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyperpigmentation on both earlobes and they are dark. Can weed /drinking beer cause/worse hyperpigmentation ?

Do you smoke cigs?: Tobacco smoking is associated with hyperpigmentation in some people (smokers' melanosis). It is often on the lips and below the mouth, but it can be other places. It will go away in most people if they quit. I am not aware of any reports of this occurring with just marijuana or with drinking beer or any other alcoholic beverage. Iron overload(hemachromatosis)can do this but not just earlobe.See md. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation cause by pregnancy?

How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation cause by pregnancy?

After pregnancy: Bleaching creams or laser surgery your obgyn can prob rec some or see a derm or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Will glycolic peels work for hyperpigmentation caused by acne?

Chemical peels work: Chemical peels, including glycolic acid, can be effective in treating the hyperpigmentation from acne. Depending on your skin tone, laser and ipl (intense pulsed light) are effective as well. However it's important that your acne breakouts are under control, otherwise you'll be chasing the problem. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Anything i can do to fade away the colour caused by hyperpigmentation? I have a wound before around mole and now surrounding turns grey

Anything  i can do to fade away the colour caused by hyperpigmentation? I have a wound before around mole and now surrounding turns grey

Time will help: but if you like to get the area look better, you have to use combination steroid and HQ like Triluma cream. But you have to be careful not to use it for too long. just twice per day for two to three weeks. ...Read more

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