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Doctor insights on: White Pigmentation On Black Skin

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White itchy spots on skin?

White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Getting white spots on the skin?

Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can dog hair cause white spots on skin?

Can dog hair cause white spots on skin?

Get it checked out: Dog hair doesn't cause spots, but a fungal infection could be carried by a dog and cause white spots. See your doctor for an examination. Be well. ...Read more

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

What causes the whitish blue color on burned skin?

Dead skin: If the skin is necrosed or dead, it may appear discolored as you mention. Also whatever burned the skin could have left a little bit of a tattoo on the skin. ...Read more

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I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels. Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since i can not see the lesions i can not be sure. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Can hidradenitis suppurativa leave white scars like white indentations on skin on vagina?

Scarring: Any form of chronic inflammation of the skin can result in scarring. Technically, the vagina refers only to the tube leading from your genitals to your cervix, and if you are referring to the skin of your pubic areas or the areas around the genital lips then the answer is yes, this can happen. Hope this clears things up. Best. ...Read more

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White skin bloches?

White skin bloches?

Several things..: If this is something new or sort of reccuring in warmer/summer months and fade over winter, occuring on chest/back etc..Likely tinea versicolor (fungus). Can be eassily treated, but reucurrence is common. Vitiligo (autoimmune), pityriasis alba (probable viral) are relatively common as well..Sometimes steroid injections/potent topicals can cause such as well.. Consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be used to fade dark spots on black skin?

Lasers, creams: There are lasers that can safely reduce hyper pigmentation. There are prescription skin lightening agents that can also be of benefit. Chemical peels specially formulated for dark spots also are helpful. ...Read more

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Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Cluster of tiny flat spots like freckles under skin on thigh, started reddish and turned light brown. Is this cause for concern re skin cancer?

Spots: It's difficult to state with 100% confidence or accuracy without looking at an individual lesion, however if there is any change in size, color or shape of any lesion especially any new lesion which was not present before, it is important that you visit a dermatologist for further evaluation as it may possibly need a skin biopsy to rule out skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is white blotches on stomach skin cancer?

Is white blotches on stomach skin cancer?

Probably not: After the age of 30-35, the most likely cause for blotchy skin lesions you describe would be a benign condition called seborrheic keratoses. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, the safest course would be to have your doctor check them out, and possibly biopsy one or more. ...Read more

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