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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of The Dark Skin Caused By Lichen Amyloidosis

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should i get 2nd opinion?

Easy to recognize: Lichen amyloidosis is very easy to recognize. Given that it is a chronic condition and can impact your quality of life, a second opinion wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Does lichen amyloidosis affect sexual desire ? If yes, in what ways?

Lichen Amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosis (la) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. Fractional laser if effective. No sexual side effects have been shown for this condition on the shins. ...Read more

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How chronic is lichen amyloidosis? I have been having it on my upper back for more than 10 years now.. Its itchy once a while..

Long-lasting: This may or may not remit someday. You're fortunate to have only some itching; this can be extremely uncomfortable. From my reading, topical DMSO or menthol may be helpful. Like anyone else with a chronic and difficult disease, learning more about it will be helpful. I appreciate your proactive approach writing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lichen amyloidosis a life killing decease?

See: If the amyloid deposits are limited to the skin the outlook in terms of mortality is good. See: http://goo.Gl/f9aws. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

Itchy papules: ?his is the most common form of primary localised cutaneous amyloidosis. It presents as an intensely itchy rash on the shins, thighs, feet, and forearms. Lesions consist of multiple raised spots (papules) that are scaly and red/brown in color. More common in people of chinese descent and in males 50-60 yrs of age. It may be associated with multiple endocrine disorders. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lichen amyloidosis to be cured for good?

No: It cannot be cured but they are meds that can be extremely effective in controlling the disease. ...Read more

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If lichen amyloidosis is so rare, how could five members of my family have it?

Hereditary: It is rare but there is thought to be a familiar form of the disease that leads to the deposition of protein (amyloid) in families with the men2a gene (leading to risk for medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism). ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

Not natural: You have melasma, which is caused by the sun, hormones ( including the bcp) and other reasons that we do not understand. It is usually treated with bleaching creams and the constant use of a sunblock which has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there anything to get rid of dark skin near my vagina?

Is there anything to get rid of dark skin near my vagina?

No: Not sure how extensive the area is but may be normal for you. Could also indicate a skin cancer if new onset and focalized. I recommend asking your doctor if it is normal. There is no lightening skin cream for that area. ...Read more

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