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My face is oily one and with in a hour I lost glow in my face what should I do to be glow every time?
The term pigmentation generally has to do with the colour of something. So, in the case of people, it refers to the colour of their skin. So what is exactly hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation? How should a person go about dealing with conditions such as these?
Melanin is a chemical, which provides the skin with its colour. In case of hyperpigmentation, what occurs is that the amount of melanin in the skin increases beyond normal. Now the reasons for this are quite diverse, to say the very least. As a matter of fact, pregnancy could be a cause, as could medications such as antibiotics or antimalarial medicines (medicines to fight off malaria). Addison’s disease could also be a cause.
On the other hand, hypopigmentation refers to the situation in which the amount of melanin in the skin falls below what it should be, under normal circumstances. While there are quite a few causes for this, the primary culprits happen to be burns or injuries. In certain cases, a person may have the sort of situation which occurs in the case of hypopigmentation as a result of having another condition. This generally happens in cases of albinism or vitiligo, which have affected the skin.
So, what is to be done if a person has hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation?
After all, while this may be the issue of the skin, the impact they have on a person’s self-confidence are more than just skin deep! With hyperpigmentation, exposure to sunlight directly should be limited to a great extent as possible. If there is going to be some sort of exposure, it is important to use adequate amount of sunscreen so that the impact on the skin is reduced. The sunscreen should surely contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. The reason for this is the fact that UV rays are blocked by these two chemicals. This is quite a good thing, considering these rays are the ones which can cause the most damage to skin with hyperpigmentation.
When it comes to hypopigmentation, conditions such as vitiligo or albinism do not have cures. So, they can only be managed to the best extent that is possible. Cosmetics can be used in order to improve the appearance of the person. In addition to this, sunscreen should be used in this case due to the risk that exposure to the sun might affect a person who has hypopigmentation. While this occurs in all sorts of people, it is especially seen in people of Caucasian descent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.
Want to know that if fissure is curable with medicine only. As I don't want to go for surgery. Not even with kshar sutra. Kindly help And what to eat in fissure and what not. Thanks in advance.
How can I remove my black heads? And I hv low bp so kese me thik ho Sakti hooon. How much time I feel low bp .advice me pls my diet n everything.
Im 17 and I sometimes have sharp needle pains in my either right and left nipples alternatively is that a sign of breast cancer?
Always confused about which sunscreen and face wash or cleanser to use. I live in India. Uttarakhand, Dehradun its a high altitude area and sunlight hits directly. I am 19 years old and my skin complexion is medium brown and I have combination skin and I often have breakouts. So please suggest me what type of sunscreen to use with how much SPF? And also suggest me a face wash.
Skin allergy is one of the most common complaints in the general population. While the skin has an overall protective function, it also comes in contact with multiple chemicals and substances including pollen, animal dander, environmental pollutants, various metals that might irritate the skin.
When the body comes in touch with any of these, it produces what is known as histamines. Excessive histamines can cause the liquid portion of the cells (plasma) to escape, causing swelling, redness, and itching. This can happen due to either of the two reasons:
- Contact dermatitis, wherein the skin comes in touch with an irritant. This could be animal dander, detergents, laundry products, soaps, etc.
- It could also be due to eating some allergy-inducing substances like eggs, chocolates, milk, peanuts, etc.
Most common causes of contact dermatitis are listed below:
- Metals like nickel, which are used extensively in artificial jewelry
- Latex which could be used in kitchen and bathroom gloves
- Toiletries including soaps, creams, lotions, scrubs
- Laundry and toilet cleaning products
- After the first contact, it could take up to a week to 10 days for the symptoms to manifest
Testing for allergy: It is not easy to pin down the exact cause of the allergic reaction. Skin tests are done usually by exclusion, wherein the most likely causative agents are tested to see if they produce an allergic response. Once detected, the patient is advised to avoid contact or use of that particular agent. Patch test is done where the suspected allergy-causing agent is applied on the skin to see if it indeed causes an allergic reaction.
Management: Skin allergies are treated by a combination of topical and systemic therapy, both immediate and long-term.
When an allergy has actually happened, then the following needs to be done?
- Keep the area moisturized
- Avoid itching
- Apply a topical antihistamine agent
- Keep it free of metal or any other objects
- Avoid tight clothing, so that air circulation can help in healing
- Oatmeal powder helps in getting rid of the itching
- Use cool compresses to control the inflammation
- Use calamine and hydrocortisone creams
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Take systemic antihistamine if required to bring down the allergy response
- Once the causative agent is identified, it should be avoided.
- It is not easy to identify the allergen, but keeping a dairy whenever there is an allergic reaction helps. Look back to see what products or chemicals you came in touch with or used recently and by excluding some, the cause can be identified.
- If you are prone to skin allergies, always carry an antihistamine and also topical anti-allergy cream to manage the allergy.