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What causes my skin to change with age?

What causes my skin to change with age?

Sunlight and gene: Genetics are the main force of causing aging. Sunlight, particualrly the uva, is the main force other than gene causing aged-look. ...Read more

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Due to tanning, my face is starting to age. What are my options to make my skin look younger?

Due to tanning, my face is starting to age. What are my options to make my skin look younger?

Stop tanning: Forst stop tanning. Some minor effects of aging may be reversed with the use of oral or topical retinoids but this should be prescribed by a dermatologist. Refrain. From tobacco use which can compound these effects as well. ...Read more

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Hi,Recently the eye color in my eye is starting to fade is it to do with diet Or other possible Factors Thank You?

Hi,Recently the eye color in my eye is starting to fade is it to do with diet Or other possible Factors Thank You?

May need to see eye: Doctor. If your iris is fading color, you may need to have your eye doctor see why, or if it's related to atrophy, or something else. It;s not a normal finding, and this would be important to work up. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more

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What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

Heat reaction: Oten time a hot shower can set off a red flush response of the skin. A streak of red from scratching or pressing the skin or any reacion to hot water can be quite benign unless you actually burn the skin and then the burn does need to be treated. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could be the cause of this elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

Can anyone tell me what could be the cause of this elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Salicylic acid is not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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What causes face shape to change as we age?

What causes face shape to change as we age?

Shape of face & age: Genes are the biggest factor. But too much sun or smoking will increase wrinkles. ...Read more

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What would cause eye color to change and dull at the age of 23?

What would cause eye color to change and dull at the age of 23?

Sunlight: Although it is not typical some people have light sensitive freckles on their iris that can darken with cumulative light exposure. Since eye color is a composite effect this is one possibility. Another is a condition called Fuchs Cyclitis which often makes one eye duller or heterochromic to the other. Both possibilities should be investigated by an Eye MD. ...Read more

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My hands are dark compared to my inner hands and body, i know this s due to sun light. Is there any remedy to make my hands back to normal colour?

My hands are dark compared to my inner hands and body, i know this s due to sun light. Is there any remedy to make my hands back to normal colour?

Sunscreen: If a one's hands are tanned, and he doesn't like the natural tanned appearance, he can use sunscreen on his hands whenever he is outdoors. Over time, his hands will become less tanned. Some people retain their tanned color for a couple of years, even if protected from the sun... That's just the way nature is. One can also visit a dermatologist for lightening cream, if very unhappy about the tan. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to change the appearance of my vulva?

Is there anything I can do to change the appearance of my vulva?

Tough Question: Depends what the issue is. If the labia minora are too long, for example, that can cause chronic irritation. There is a minor surgical procedure to trim them back. If there are varicosities, that too may need specific treatment. Cosmetic vaginal surgery is very controversial. It is still a surgical procedure without real medical indications. Some perform them, others do not. Very controversial. ...Read more

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What can cause greyness to your skin apperance?

Grey Tint to Skin: It depends. There are some medications that can turn the skin a blue/grey as well as medical conditions. Low oxygenation from emphysema/copd/asthma/ smokers... Poor circulation as seen with diabetes, or vascular disease cardiac problems that have affected the patients ef. Cold if a person is cold they can get a grey to grey mottled appearance anemia (but again that leads back to poor oxygen. ...Read more

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The hair on my head has gotten much thinner and can start to see my skull more clearly. Besides genetics, what can cause that? What can you look for?

The hair on my head has gotten much thinner and can start to see my skull more clearly. Besides genetics, what can cause that? What can you look for?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes your pubic hair to change colour?

Maturity or sun: All hair tends to become white or grey with advancing years in most people. Blond or light colored hair lightens when exposed to strong sunlight ; pubic hair is no different if you are a nudist. ...Read more

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What causes your scalp to have creases?

What causes your scalp to have creases?

SCALP CREASES: WRINKLES OR CREASES OR RIDGES OR FOLDS IN THE SCALP THAT ARE SOFT AND SPONGY ARE USUALLY HEREDITARY. THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENING OF THE SCALP. THEY ARE BENIGN AND HARMLESS. ...Read more

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My mum has thinning of the skin and easy bruising due to steroid use over the years, she is 64. What can she try for rashes?

My mum has thinning of the skin and easy bruising due to steroid use over the years, she is 64. What can she try for rashes?

Which rashes: Unfortunately, steroid use can lead to some non treatable rashes. Stretch marks induced by steroids are generally non reversible, as is skin atrophy. However, some rashes such as ringworm are more common in patients treated with steroids and these can be treated with antifungals, for example. See a doctor to get diagnosed and properly treated. ...Read more

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The skin tone on my stomach, chest, neck, and lower back is uneven. Occassionally bumps similar to pimples will appear too. I have a history with eczema. What can I do to get rid of this ?

See Your Doctor: Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition; causes dry, itchy areas; treated with topical steroids, moisturizers & more. Once the eczema clears, involved skin may become lighter due to loss of pigmentation. Return of pigmentation can takes wks to yrs. Treatment involves watchful waiting while using cosmetic cover-ups, laser, & more. Pimples sound unrelated; visual exam is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?

For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?

Possibly: Eczema is frequently well controlled with cortisone type topical medicines. If there is full thickness scarring then improvement will be limited to the extent of damage. The damage most often comes from the excoriation caused by scratching to relieve the itch often accompanying eczema. Antipruritics therefore are important in treatment. ...Read more

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