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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...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 kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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What causes a nevus to appear?

What causes a nevus to appear?

Melanocyctes: The cells are already there and grow large enough to become visible. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

Pigmentation Disorde: Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

Can anyone tell me what causes freckles? Is it a skin condition?

I like freckles.: Melanocytes produce melanin when exposed to UV-B radiation. There is nothing unhealthy or wrong with freckles ...Read more

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My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

My question is what causes freckles, is it a skin condition?

Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...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 is cure for acanthosis nigricans caused due to pcos. My entire body and facial skin has darkened like a tan sort of. I'm depressed. Please help.?

What is cure for acanthosis nigricans caused due to pcos. My entire body and facial skin has darkened like a tan sort of. I'm depressed. Please help.?

Lowering Sugar: You likely have pcos with metabolic syndrome. Most likely your sugar levels and Insulin levels are elevated or you could have mild diabetes. You rally require a full evaluation and treatment by a reproductive endocrinology to treat you appropriately, . ...Read more

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I am suffering from a skin disorder called "lichen planus", what to do?

I am suffering from a skin disorder called "lichen planus", what to do?

Lichen Planus: Lichen planus will wax and wane. It is a chronic rash of unknown cause with no cure, may be itchy and poorly understood by medicine. It can be managed with medication both topical and oral. It may resolve on its own. Wish i could help more; see your dermatologist to manage this disease. ...Read more

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What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

What is bumpy scatttered skin condition called and what causes it?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more

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What causes a mole to itch?

What causes a mole to itch?

Itchy mole: Dryness, trauma, healing from trauma, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Dermatologist diagnosis spongiotic dermatitis- what causes this and what's a treatment? What are more specific terms under this? Clobetasol no good.

Dermatologist diagnosis spongiotic dermatitis- what causes this and what's a treatment? What are more specific terms under this? Clobetasol no good.

MAYO CLINIC: Seems you have had extensive diagnostic & therapeutic efforts. Also sounds like biopsy was read as spongiosis. That is more a pathology diagnosis rather than a clinical one. You have been through a frustrating time. Your dermatologist will want to get another opinion. I think you are not far from the mayo clinic. ...Read more

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What is a skin condition that mimics scabies?

What is a skin condition that mimics scabies?

Do you have a week?: The kinds of different itch are too numerous to list here. Canine and feline scabies can be similar. Suspect scabies if the person has itch over most of skin except face & scalp, especially wrists and genital, which is much worse in bed. Always look for itching among contacts, especially bedmates and roommates. Scabies is endemic in prisons, group homes, mental hospitals. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a rash of target spots?

What sort of disorder is a rash of target spots?

Erythema multiforme: Erythema multiforme has target like lesions because of the concentric rings produced. Erythema multiforme is a hypersensitivity reaction to medications, infections, or illness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abnormal skin pigmentation?

What is the definition or description of: Abnormal skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Pigment gives the skin color. An Abnormal skin pigmentation is a change to skin coloration that is sometimes associated with a medical condiion ...Read more

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Stress related flaky skin condition, what is this called?

Stress related flaky skin condition, what is this called?

Seb Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition of redness and scaling affecting the face , scalp and occasionally the chest and groin area. It can worsen with stress. Other skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can also worsen with stress. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly?  What is this called or what causes it?

Itchy rashes: There are a whole host of rashes that cause itching and if scratched long enough will cause sloughing of skin. Please be more srecific or enclose a pivture so we can help you. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation Disorder (Definition)

Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. ...Read more