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Why is my skin color becoming reddish when I get colds?

Why is my skin color becoming reddish when I get colds?

Could be...: ...Because you are running a fever. Or it could be something more complex than a cold. Next time it happens, see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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My skin is getting darker my skin is getting darker, can I have hiv?

My skin is getting darker my skin is getting darker, can I have hiv?

Very unlikely: Darkening of the skin is highly unlikely to be a symptom of HIV infection. However, i would recommend that everyone should get tested to know their HIV status and at least once a year for hiv, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Why do I get brown marks on my skin is it because I am getting older?

Why do I get brown marks on my skin is it because I am getting older?

Lipofuscin: Lipofuscin (aging pigment) is known to accumulate in the brain, heart, and other organs in the body (like skin, resulting in "age spots"). The European drug Centrophenoxine (meclofenoxate) or the closely-related dietary supplement DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) are known to reduce the cellular burden of lipofuscin. Usual dose of DMAE is about 500 mg daily. ...Read more

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Hey i dont understand why i get really itchy in curtain spots of my skin and after scratching the skin gets red and then a yellowish bump appears?

Hey i dont understand why i get really itchy in curtain spots of my skin and after scratching the skin gets red and then a yellowish bump appears?

Rash: It is difficult to know what this might be. Many things can present with bumps on the skin and itching. It is important to know exactly where on the skin these appear, whether it is associated with seasons, whether you might have changed soap or other things that you apply to your skin. If it continues see a dermatologist. You may need a biopsy of one of these bumps. ...Read more

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Im 17 and when i scratch my skin i get spots essily, is it because of my acne?

Acne: Your spots and your acne are unrelated.. You may have a condition known as dermatographia which causes your skin to break out every time you scratch ...Read more

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My skin is getting dark as i was very fair in childhood but its getting dark what should I do specialy my face.

My skin is getting dark as i was very fair in childhood but its getting dark what should I do specialy my face.

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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I got yellow liquid in my face, 2 days after beeing sunburned. It now seems my skin is yellow and wrinkley. How do i treat this?

I got yellow liquid in my face, 2 days after beeing sunburned. It now seems my skin is yellow and wrinkley. How do i treat this?

Blisters: Did you develop a blister? If you did, it was probably blister fluid that was draining. However, this forum is not for consultations but rather recommendations. I would suggest seeing your family physician, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I keep biting the skin around my nail and it's become really sore and watery should I get it checked out?

I keep biting the skin around my nail and it's become really sore and watery should I get it checked out?

You have probably: developed a paronycha, and possibly an infection, put aquaphor and a bandaid over your fingernail and make appointment to see dermatologist for treatment ...Read more

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My lips are naturally very pink i just noticed the outline of my lips are getting very dark, whats going ob? What can i do to get them pink again

My lips are naturally very pink i just noticed the outline of my lips are getting very dark, whats going ob? What can i do to get them pink again

Use make up: Body pigmentation is set by genetics , if you try to alter by tattooing etc will make it worse See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I could see my blue veins clearly thru my skin. Is it normal?or it's my skin just so transparent? I have fair skin.

Maybe: if you are fair skinned then it will be quite normal to see veins. Not much to do but apply make up to cover the areas. They are not dangerous. If veins bulge they may have reflux and require treatment. A proper evaluation is key. ...Read more

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I have natural dark lips but my colour is not so dark , how to get rid of dark lips . I want it to turn reddish .?

I have natural dark lips but my colour is not so dark , how to get rid of dark lips . I want it to turn reddish .?

Lip Color: The color of your lips is determined by the pigment in your skin and the blood flow beneath the skin. There is no way to "change" the color of your lips other than with camouflage techniques like temporary or permanent make-up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Hard to say: The white patches is where your skin is healing but has not had time to return pigment tone to its proper density. You can use a cover makeup in the short term, but better control of your eczema would be required to avoid this issue. ...Read more

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When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

When I get cold sometimes my skin changes hue. Is this normal?

Yes that's normal: Changes in temperature can affect the small blood vessels or capillaries in the skin. When you get exposed to cold these vessels will shrink or constrict to reduce heat loss and the skin may become pale or bluish. In hot environments these vessels will dilate to give off excess heat and the skin will become pink or red. Some medicines or diseases such as low thyroid may make this worse. ...Read more

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I have a white-ish and yellow-ish tip of my nipples. I can dig it out, it's skin-like. What is this?

I have a white-ish and yellow-ish tip of my nipples. I can dig it out, it's skin-like. What is this?

Sebum : The glands in the area can produce an oily substance, sebum, which can be white to yellow in color. See a physician to check this issue. ...Read more