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Why Beauty Marks Appear Suddenly Disease
My dad suddenly acquired white spots on his hands and arms, they look to losing pigment, what is this?
My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.
Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more
Pale red dots on cheek. 18 years old. Always wore sunscreen. Never had acne. Hyper pigmentation? Underlying freckles? Uneven skin tone? Narrow down?
Sorry...: But is sounds like you have narrowed down your options about as much as anyone can without actually seeing the lesions that you are referring to. Instead of narrowing it down, I could add other possibilities but that would be fruitless. If you are interested in an actual answer you will need to see a physician (primary care or dermatologist). Take care. ...Read more
What causes discoloration patches on my cheeks? They are lighter than my normal skin tone and quite distinguishable.
You don't specify...: ...Your age. Pityriasis alba (literally "white spots") is common in children but unusual in adults. Tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast colonization, can occur on the face, and can create light spots. Vitiligo can occur on the face, but the patches are white, not merely lighter than surrounding skin. You really should have a dermatologist take a direct look and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dark spots from acne. They appear the more i pop pimples. They make my skin tone look uneven. How do I get rid of the dark spots?
These red spots are appearing on my forehead, like mini pimples, they don't look like acne. They're everywhere. Could it be from overcleansing my skin?
Let them fade: I do see that you are being treated for seborrhea with ketoconazole, and also for acne Clindamycin monotherapy. It's a serious mistake to treat acne just with an antibiotic without topical benzoyl peroxide or some similar medication. Better management of your active acne will make the question of red and dark spots after acne moot. Good luck. ...Read more
What does skin look like in early scleroderma? I have raynauds, acid reflux & spider veins on chest, chin. Skin has slightly dark patch all over body.
The skin on my arms and legs has become wrinkled & crepey looking at age 59. What can I do to make it look better?
Aging Skin: Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.Topical lotions that help are vitamin c, retinoids, Alpha hydroxy acid. ...Read more
Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. ...Read more
My lips centre suddenly become white in color both end is very black it looks ugly help me out plzzzzzzz..Plzzz...Plzzzzz..
Stop balm: I suspect an allergy.Get a more detailed answer ›
25 yrs old. All of a sudden VERY tiny black pinprick dots are appearing all over my skin. arms, face, everywhere. scattered randomly. New marks daily!
Needs to be checked: It is very difficult to say what these black pin prick dots are without getting a detailed history and physical exam.I suggest you get it checked by your family doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more
My pupps turned into purple colour, it's this normal? Will they totally fade out without scars after labour even they turned into purple welt?
Should improve.: Puppps should resolve within a week or so after delivering your baby. Some women can continue to have it for longer periods of time during the post partum period. ...Read more
My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?
Have rashes that appear on my arms and they resemble mosquito bites.They disappear after afew days and leave black spots behind.What can be the cause?
Bites: The black spot could be the point of entry of the bite and a little of bleeding from it. It should fall off as the skin underneath heals. If any signs of not healing or signs of infection, then have a doctor look at it. ...Read more
Is it normal to develop small, dark, raised, and asymmetrical freckles in lines on my arms, back, and legs?
No: This suggests a dermatological condition that could indicate another illness. You should be examined. ...Read more
I have random marks appear on my body they are round and dry patchs they don't itch they don't burn or bother what could this be? Dermatologist visit?
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- Bruise like mark on face appeared suddenly
- Large brown raised mole appeared suddenly why
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- Skin tags appearing suddenly
- Lump suddenly appearing on forehead
- Spots suddenly appeared on upper arm
- Dark spots on legs that appear suddenly
- Red marks appear suddenly