Skin Discoloration

Changes or discoloration of the skin is a common problem resulting from various causes, such as birthmarks, rashes, infections, or pigmentation disorders. The other reasons include radiation therapy, sunburn, burns, petechiae or hematoma, vitiligo, hormonal changes, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.

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Will hemochromatosis cause grayish discoloration of the face?

Query: Hi doctor,I have grayish skin on the face, but my hemoglobin is normal. I have leucocytes at 11.1, ferritin 402, and C-reactive protein 13. I am on Zoloft Risperdal and Remeron. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from grayish discoloration of the skin in the face. Again, according to your investment reports, your leucocytes level and CRP (C-reactive protein) level are above normal, and your fe...  Read Full »

How to improve my daughter's low platelet count?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12 year old daughter was fatigued and had blue blotches over her body. The doctor locally ordered blood tests, and the results showed low platelet count of 50000. They administered Cortisone of 30 mg a day for two weeks, and the count went up to 100000. The doctor reduced Cortisone to...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having low platelet count and blue blotch over the body. The skin discoloration can be from low platelet as thrombocytopenia can lead mucosal bleeding. If it seems cyanotic patches on examination then cardiac, respiratory and vascular causes need to be sear...  Read Full »

Does over-exposure to ultraviolet rays cause skin cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a dark spot on my heel. Should I be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 70 percent risk of the lesion transforming into melanoma as irregular borders with increased melanin pigment or melanosis is noted (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Histopathology reports are mandatory to rule out malignancy (melanoma). If found...  Read Full »

Why is the skin black and itchy on the buttocks, elbows, and around my eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin condition where my skin is black and I have itching on my buttocks, hand elbows, and around my eyes.   Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, please mention whether you have two different conditions such as itching and black spots, or suggest whether you have itching on black spots. I need an answer to my question for having a definitive diagnosis. Please mention whether you have black spots or ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dark circles permanently?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dark spots under my eyes for the past two years. I want to remove them permanently. Is it possible? If yes, then please mention the method of removing it.   Read Full »


Dr. Sornakumar L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether your mother has dark circles. Please send your picture. A dark circle is different from a dark spot. Dark spots can be a freckle or skin tag or DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra).  Read Full »

Why has my mother's skin turned black after undergoing radiation therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 55 years old. She was diagnosed with right breast carcinoma around 1.5 years back. She was treated with eight sessions of chemotherapy and then, surgery (mastectomy) and again, 25 sessions of radiation therapy. She got the last dose of radiation therapy around four months ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arun R Kaushik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is due to the radiation therapy. It will take some time for the lesions to heal. Daily dressing and pain reliever will help. As her immunity is low because of the radiation, dressing of the wound is essential as chance of infection is high....  Read Full »

Why do I have a weird rash on my foot for a year?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weird rash on my foot. That has been persistently itchy, peeling and building. It does not burn, but it is unappetizing to look at. I do take Lyderm for it. It seems to stop the itching, but not the spreading of the rash. It has been on my leg for a year now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is most probably stasis dermatitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which occurs in people with poor circulation and in serious cases may develop into ulcers. Stasis dermatitis is common in people above 50, especially if have heart diseases or o...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe hair fall, irregular periods, and brown discoloration?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic hives. Also, I have heavy hair fall, irregular periods, brown discoloration and rough texture on my legs. Dermatologists said it is eczema. After applying the cream he suggested, eczema has improved, but still, the discoloration is there. In thyroid function test, the t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, all of your symptoms, such as hair fall, irregular periods, and acne, are associated with PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), which is very common in females, and it can be treated accordingly or sometimes heal on its own. Another reason for your symptoms ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of black armpits due to Hydroquinone usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fungal infection in both armpits for some days due to Hydroquinone's usage suggested by a doctor. Now both my armpits turned black. Kindly help me to turn them white.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from the blackening of both armpits. You had fungal infections in both armpits. After using Hydroquinone, both your armpits have turned black. For your fungal infections, you had t...  Read Full »

Why penis and scrotum have turned black?

Query: Hello doctor, What is this black mark and white spot? I am 22 years old, virgin and really worried about this. It is not itchy or painful but whatever it takes I want to get rid of it. Also, my penis and scrotum have turned very dark, therefore, I want to get back my original color. Also, I see som...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Any history of injury over the white area? Since how long have you noticed it? Any itching or other symptoms? Secondly, The dark color is normal. It gets darker in teenage with hormonal changes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would suggest not to ...  Read Full »

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