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Doctor insights on: What Could Cause Changes In Skin Pigmentation

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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more


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What could be the cause of skin pigment changes?

What could be the cause of skin pigment changes?

Skin pigment change: Pigment changes can be caused by sun damage, certain plants and fruits when touched to the skin, scarring, trauma from lasers, peels, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

What could cause a pigmentation in sclera?

Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera without having oi. ...Read more

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What could cause dark skin on areas unexposed to the sun?

See your doctor: Any area of darkening skin should be looked at by your doctor just to make sure its not skin cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause greyness to your skin apperance?

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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What are some things that could cause severe dry skin under the armpits.

What are some things that could cause severe dry skin under the armpits.

Deodorant: The most common cause of underarm dry skin is contact irritation from deodorant. Often, this is due to heavy fragrance or alcohol ingredients. Look for a deodorant that has hydrating ingredients such as aloe or vitamins A and E. You can also apply moisturizing lotion. Bathing too frequently with harsh soaps can also be a factor. If there is flaking or redness, low dose steroid cream can be tried. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in the color of feces?

What can cause changes in the color of feces?

Stool color: The stool changes colors regularly depending on diet and other factors. The only time the stool color is abnormal is if it is black or red, which can indicate active bleeding and occasionally when it is very pale in color, when it can represent blockage of the bile duct. Any other color is just a variant of normal. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Allergy: The most common cause of a red itchy rash which comes back is an allergy. There are many other possibilities if you are sure there is nothing triggering the rash. Your best bet is to see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...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 could be the cause of my chronic red/dry/flaky skin?

What could be the cause of my chronic red/dry/flaky skin?

Many things: This could be anything from simple dryness (xerosis) to an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or eczema. There are also quite a number of other things possible. I suggest you have this examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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Could oily skin be the cause of my acne?

No easy answer: Exactly why one person gets acne and the next person doesn't is unanswerable at this time. What I do know is that washing oil off your skin won't touch your acne. It's unrelated to diet, hygiene or lifestyle. You can manage your acne; if topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more

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What could cause a black skin mark?

Black?: Black skin marks can be dangerous. You don't give any information here. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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What can cause my skin to be blackening?

Depends : It depends where the skin darkening is occuring. If it is appearing around the neck it is called acanthosis nigricans and is associated with pre diabetic condition. I would have a knowledgable skin specialist check it out. ...Read more