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What Causes Hyperpigmentation In Children
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
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
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 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
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
What are some hereditary causes of entire body brown hyperpigmentation that passes from motherto daughter?
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
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
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
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. That's the full story! ...Read more
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
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
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?
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
My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?
Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist. It could be a sign of problems with stomach, intestinal, pancreatic, adrenal problems or tumor(less likely) etcgive us some feedback! ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks 3 days pregnant have used nadinola for my hyperpigmentation. Is it safe to use & since I have been using it will it cause harm to foetus?
There is a differenc: Between hyperpigmentation and scars. If it's just hyperpigmentation, try over the counter lightening agents with hydroquinone and retinol. If scars you probably need lasers to improve. Topically I do like growth factors (like TNS from skin medica or biogel from neocutis) ...Read more
I've given up using various chemicals to get rid of my spots cause it just made them so much worse. Now I have hyperpigmentation scars. Help?
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Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?
Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more
How do I (cost efficiently) correct hyperpigmentation on the neck caused by a ringworm infection that healed 3 months ago?
Hyperpigmentation: I think I would give it some more time to heal and see if it lightens on its own. You can get some bleaching agents to do this but they may cause problems with still healing skin. Time to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Fade cream: Fade cream is used to fade hyperpigmented areas but should be applied only on the area. If that does not work consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Steroids indented my smile lines, caused hyperpigmentation. Had it since I was a kid. How do you fix this + seborrheic dermatitis on the chin?
See dermatologist: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.Get a more detailed answer ›