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I am losing hair quickly can you tell me what can be done to stop hairfall and and how to improve in hair growth and can we get hair on bald spot again?
Causes of skin discoloration and its types
Skin discoloration is a condition where the overall color of skin appears patchy and uneven. This generally takes the form of dark spots, blotchiness, jagged sunburns, etc. It is caused due to unequal distribution of melanin, the pigment responsible for imparting color to the skin.
Melanin is produced by the melanocyte cells in the epidermis layer of the skin. This pigment plays a protective role in the skin, particularly when it comes to defense against sun damage. Production of melanin is generally uniform through the skin but sometimes, various anomalies cause some parts of the skin to produce excess melanin whereas others may produce none at all. This leads to discoloration of the skin, making the appearance of skin tone irregular and non-uniform.
What are the different types of skin discoloration?
There are various types of skin discoloration which are caused by different medical and nonmedical conditions.
Some of them are as follows:
- Melasma. This type of skin discoloration occurs due to fluctuations in the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. This condition is found most commonly in pregnant women.
- Vitiligo. This is a medical condition which is caused when melanocyte cells cease to function or die. It manifests itself in the form of white patches that appear on the skin.
- Sunburns and Tans. These appear on the skin in the form of dark patches, uneven splotches and burns. It is caused by unprotected and prolonged exposure to the sun.
- Tinea Versicolor. This type of skin discoloration is caused by a fungal infection that makes skin appear dull and flaky in patches. It occurs due to hormone level fluctuations or a malfunction in the immune system.
- Skin Cancer. When the skin gets affected by melanomas and carcinomas, it appears discolored. This type of discoloration changes shape, size and texture and requires the immediate attention of a specialist.
- Other causes of skin discoloration include genetic inheritance, allergic reactions and drug reactions. The diagnosis of treatment depends on the exact nature of the condition and varies from case to case.
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I have too much pimples on my face and I am using the Benzoyl peroxide Gel IP and I didn't see any changes on my face, what should I do I continue using the Benzoyl peroxide Gel IP or you'll give me the other advice that what should I do.
I am suffering from severe hairloss since 1 yr. I am 19 years old. I consulted a doctor, he gave some vitamins which was of no use. I smoke 2-3 cigarettes a day.
Hi, i'm suffering from acne scars which I popped in my teenage time unknowingly, my face looks dark with acne marks, what should I do how can I fade these acne marks permanently any cure please help. Me it's really. Embarrassing to go out with a acne scared face it downs your confidence please recommend me some good face cleanser and moisturiser, yours truly
My age is 18 my hair is in age white I try shampoo and different medicines but my hair can not black colour?
I am 20 year old boy and my main organ gets itching sometimes means the front part mouth one gets burns up sometimes.
My question that I have pimples on my face and how to remove that or which things are causing all these.
I am 23 years old but I have bit of grey hair. So can you please suggest me some remedies to get rid of them. Thanks.
I was having blisters on vagina now it spread to the cervix and lower abdomen with itching it happened when I did waxing. There are blisters on my underarms also none of the doctors here not getting the problem.
Sir my face is too oily. There is alot of pimples on my skin please give me a better treatment for this.
I have dark skin bcoz I was travelling for my college 5 years after that my skin turned dark from fair what should I do its affecting my personal and professional life?
What should I do naturally to avoid oily face and block sunscreen? Which is the best sunscreen lotion?
Hi I have problem is that. My whole body is fair but oily to I have got pimple on my face, back n arms they to. But at the time my face is very dull pors is open so pls let me know wt I do?
I am working in IT field with rotational shifts, I have severe hair fall problem. I consulted a doctor and got some medicines. Please can you confirm whether below medicines will increase the bald. I'm really afraid to take any medicines. minor forte 10 Salifast CB - clobetasol propionate wit salicylic acid lotion Bio plus 7 tablets K one 200 I plus.
I am suffering from severe acne and red rashes on face from past 3 months please suggest me the facial cream and food diet to cure the acne.
Dandruff is a common scalp problem where white flakes are shed by the scalp and often causes itching. There could be many causes of dandruff; here we give you solutions to get rid of it.
Methi is known as a common natural ingredient that can delay the greying of hair and is also the perfect antidote against stubborn dandruff.
Soak methi seeds overnight in water and then grind them into a paste.
Apply this on your scalp and leave it for a few hours and then wash your hair with shampoo.
Curd or dahi is in known to have health and skin benefits. Curd has anti-fungal properties which help banish dandruff and other hair and skin problems.
Mix curd with white pepper and apply on your scalp.
Keep it on for 30 minutes and wash off.