Medical Conditions and Skin Discolouration

Medical Conditions and Skin Discolouration

Medical Conditions and Skin Discolouration Colour Derma understands that skin conditions, no matter their origins, can cause discomfort emotional and psychological. Unusual skin discolouration, be it hyperpigmentation (dark or coloured patches) or hypopigmentation (white patches), may be caused by vitiligo, eczema, or other conditions we’ve discussed. However, there are a range of other ailments that may cause discolouration as a side effect. We want to help you understand some of the different illnesses and conditions that may cause skin staining or discolouration for greater awareness. This list is by not means complete and should not be used for self-diagnosis. If you think that you may have any of these ailments, please contact your medical provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment options. What ailments cause skin discolouration Medical Conditions? You may be familiar with vitiligo, eczema, or rosacea causing troubling skin discolouration, affecting a person’s self-confidence. However, there are other conditions that manifest as patches or oddly coloured skin in different parts of the body. Some of these are mild and mainly affect appearance while others are more serious conditions that require medical treatment. Capillaritis Also called pigmented purpura, capillaritis occurs when the capillaries, small blood vessels close to the skin’s surface, leaks. It is a harmless condition that is not contagious. There’s no known cause for most forms, including Schamberg diseases, although it may develop from exercise and certain medications. Usually, it appears as little red or brown dots on the skin, sometimes called cayenne pepper spots. The spots often will fade over time, but sometimes it recurs. Treatments could include topical steroids if itching occurs...
What is Eczema?

What is Eczema?

What is Eczema – September 1st is National Eczema Day in Australia, and September 14th is World Atopic Eczema Day. So, we at Colour Derma are taking this opportunity to share some information about this common, yet commonly misunderstood, condition. Over one million Australians have eczema, while about 10% of adults in the US and the UK suffer from it as well. Eczema describes a range of skin conditions that cause skin itchiness and inflammation. It is not contagious, and there are currently no cures. However, it is treatable, and, in some cases, you can prevent outbreaks. Nevertheless, eczema, in any form, can cause physical and emotional discomfort depending on its severity and how noticeable it is to others. Here we offer an overview on eczema including information from such sources as the NHS, WebMD, and the Eczema Association of Australasia. What is eczema, and what does it look like? Eczema can manifest in different ways, but mainly, you could have raw, sensitive patches that could become dry, thickened, and scaly. These areas could turn red, dark brown, or even purple or grey. In some cases, the affected areas could ooze or bleed, then crust over. Usually these patches will itch, which may cause you to scratch, making the symptoms worse. These areas can appear in almost any part of the body, so the discomfort may be worse where the joints bend. Depending on the type of eczema, these symptoms come and go seemingly for no reason, while in other cases, they could get worse without treatment. However, even in its worse states, eczema is not contagious. What are...
What is Hyperpigmentation?

What is Hyperpigmentation?

The Colour Derma team are experts in camouflage makeup, and we want to help educate as many people as possible about the various skin conditions that afflict many people around the world. While some people may look at skin ailments as nothing serious, they can have a tremendous impact, physically, emotionally, and psychologically on those who suffer from them, including people with hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a relatively common skin condition, affecting around five million people in the United States alone. These are dark patches of skin that can occur on different parts of the body for many different reasons, often in what looks like freckles or age or “liver” spots, hence its prevalence. Here we discuss the various forms of hyperpigmentation using various sources such as DermNet NZ, WebMD, and the Australasian College of Dermatologists. What does hyperpigmentation look like? Your body produces melanin, which is a pigment that gives your skin its colour through melanocyte skin cells. Melanin also contributes to hair and eye colour. It is believed that it may help protect you from ultraviolet damage. Under certain circumstances, your body may start producing more melanin than normal in various parts of your body, creating dark patches, often tan, brown, or even black. This is hyper-pigmentation. Depending on the cause, hyperpigmentation can spread, but in some people, it can fade over time. There is usually no physical pain involved, but there are cases where itchiness or skin thickening could occur. As there are a wide range of causes, we will discuss the most common types of hyperpigmentation and discuss treatments in general terms in this article. What...

Subscribe & Get 10% Off

Join our mailing list to receive get 10% off your next order.

Check your emails for the discount coupon!