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Doctor insights on: What Skin Pigmentation Disorders Can Be Caused By Pregnancy

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What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

What skin pigmentation disorders can be caused by pregnancy?

Skin and Pregnancy: The skin is definitely affected by the hormonal changes in pregnancy. Among the changes are: darkening of areas (freckles, nipples, inner thigh), linea nigra (dark vertical line on the belly), worsening of acne, melasma (darkening of sun exposed areas of face), spider veins, and of course stretch marks. Once the hormones return to normal, most of these may return to normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What diseases can be caused by psychothropics?

What diseases can be caused by psychothropics?

Not really "disease": Some psychotropic medications -- especially antipsychotics -- can cause movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonian-like syndromes. These may be permanent, even after stopping the medication. Some, like zyprexa and seroquel (quetiapine) especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What are types of dermatitis that can be caused by makeup?

What are types of dermatitis that can be caused by makeup?

Contact dermitis: Allergic and contact dermitis can be caused by an abnormal skin response to cosmetics. ...Read more

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Can hypertension and skin rash be caused by a adrenal adenoma?

Can hypertension and skin rash be caused by a adrenal adenoma?

If Adenoma is active: There is a relatively rare adrenal tumor called a pheochromcytoma that can cause high blood pressure. If the adenoma is active and secretes cortisol type hormone, you can get a variety of skin changes. ...Read more

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What can be done about a skin rash caused by yeast (candidiasis)?

What can be done about a skin rash caused by yeast (candidiasis)?

Clean, dry + Rx: Keep area clean & dry. Can apply otc products. Over- the – counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin& mycelex. ...Read more

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What can be done about a rash caused by clothing?

What can be done about a rash caused by clothing?

Itchy?: Does the rash itch? If so , otc Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it is an irritant reaction , time will usually heal it. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin biopsy: Many pigmentary disorders are diagmosed clinically, by the way they look, and associated symptoms. If there is doubt, a skin biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

Can depression be caused psychologically? or is it just caused by a chemical imbalance? if caused by psychological what are some symptoms of it?

Depression: Oftentimes there is a very fine line that's often blurred by depression as an internal phenomenon via chemical imbalance, versus depression as psychological (as you put it) which I interpret as being aggravated by external factors. Both phenomena interact reciprocally with each other. Welcome to another variant of the time honored "chicken and egg" debate! ...Read more

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What skin conditions are caused by heat?

What skin conditions are caused by heat?

Miliaria: Miliaria, hives, dermatitis are the main ones. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you reduce skin darkening that was caused by the sun?

Can you reduce skin darkening that was caused by the sun?

Skin dark from sun: The best way to reduce skin that is darkened from the sun is to stop the exposure to the sun. Over time this pigment will fade on its own if to cease exposure and your skin will return to its natural color especially if you are only 17yo. ...Read more

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Can anything be done about scarring caused by acne?

Can anything be done about scarring caused by acne?

Yes: Both depressed and elevated scars can be treated with lasers and fillers. Fractionated lasers can improve depressed scars. Long term filler can be used in stretchable acne scars for longterm benefit.Laser has a healing time of 3-4 days after the procedure. ...Read more

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Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Yes: There are changes that appear in the face (and throughout the body) as a result of cushing's syndrome. Typically they are described as "moon facies" meaning the face takes a rounded appearance. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor treating your cushing's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

No, not likely: Wegner's causes nasal and sinus problems and respiratory symptoms like cough and lung nodules. It affects kidneys which shows up as rising creatinine and abnormal urinalysis. ...Read more

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What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

What can be used to treat a fungus that causes skin discoloration?

Antifungal medicine: Fungus infections of the skin usually change the skin color, but after a few to many months, the color should be back to normal. Common "ringworm", jock itch, or athlete's foot rashes are treated with over-the-counter lotriminaf cream. Tinea versicolor rash on the back and chest is treated with selsun blue shampoo. A doctor can check to be sure the rash is fungal, and give details on treatment. ...Read more

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Can spider veins in legs and face be caused by an autoimmune disorder.

Can spider veins in legs and face be caused by an autoimmune disorder.

WHat are veins for ?: Veins are a part of the circulation that takes "used" blood away from an organ and returns it to the heart to be cleaned and have "food" added. When there is something that increases blood flow to an area such as inflammation that occurs when there is an autoimmune or other problem with symptoms in an area such as the face, veins in that area may increase in size (dilate) to carry the blood away. ...Read more

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What bone diseases can be caused by over using of vinegar?

What bone diseases can be caused by over using of vinegar?

What have you heard?: Use of vinegar has been reported to assist with calcium absorption and thus help with osteoporosis... It can affect the kidneys if too much is taken.. Any to excess if foolish. ...Read more

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