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My arms became tanned very easily even if it gets expose I sun light for a short time. Even I used sunscreen but did not get rid of it. Do you suggest me some effective sunscreen.
I have got dry skin inside my thigh. It is now spreading along my reproductive organs. It has got irritation too. What should I do.
I had suffered chicken box before 12 years ago but in my face had black dots and disturbing me how treat this.
I'm male 20 years completed. When I was kid I had very white skin and now I always live in outside even it is sunny. So how can I get white skin. Please give me some suggestions sir/mam. Some one suggested me use kojiesan soap. Please tell is it good for all types of skins and how could I use properly. Please tell me. Waiting for your replies.
I am 21 old female on my face there is a freckles since 2year. I want to know how can I get rid of it?
For the last two days, my wife is bleeding through the anus when passing stools in the morning. She is feeling irritation and pain during the day. Please advice.
I'm 30 years old male, unmarried since last one month I m suffering from anal itch though itch itch is not that intense and but I have observed that there are rashes around anus. I m not having any physical relationship with anyone kindly let me know the treatment of my itch bottom.
I have some very light black head types (not xactly black head, like in summers we have ghamoria) on my chest what should I do? Thank.
Sir I am a 19 year boy I have dark patches on my back and on the back side of hands. My skin looks inferior all around. In winter the skin looks more dry and rough. What shall I do?
Sir I have dark circles under my eye. From 5 year can you say say the solution and problem for it why its occurred.
I am a 23 year old male. I have oily skin and I am facing some issues regarding my facial hairs, every time I shave, it leaves my face with razor burns. And whole week I struggle with burning sensation on my face, post shaving. I am not an amateur in shaving, I have been shaving for 4 years now. But the problem started like 4-5 months ago. The thing is I shave properly, I know I do, I prep my skin, I use good quality razors, shave in one direction and also use good quality after shave lotions (alcohol free) but still my skin wouldn't heal. I have tried alum also but no improvement. It takes a week to heal and due to this I have to wait for a week or so to shave again. My oily skin makes my skin more worse, makes me look ugly. No matter how many times I wash my face it stays oily and greasy. Sometimes I have to take leaves from work due this condition. It sounds funny, everyone says so. But they don't know my agony. Then, I researched about my condition and found out my facial hairs have become ingrown hair especially on chin and neck areas. Even after clean shave I don't feel like clean shave, I could see very small hair on my skin and it wouldn't come off. Doctor, could you please give me some tips on how to get rid of ingrown hair condition and how to manage oily skin. Thank you.
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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