Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

How can I prevent hyperpigmentation when taking a contraceptive?

i am 15 and might have to take a contraceptive in order to regulate my period, how can i prevent getting hyperpigmentation?

Update:

yeah i did like an hour ago

yet i got no answers....sigh....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You should really ask a dermatologist. Though, i don't think that happens when you go on the pill. If it is, then see a doctor.

    Wikipedia:

    In dermatology, hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin or nails caused by increased melanin.

    Causes

    Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.[1] People with darker Asian, East Indian, Mediterranean or African skin tones are also more prone to hyperpigmentation, especially if they have excess sun exposure.

    Hyperpigmentation is associated with a number of diseases or conditions, including:

    Addison's disease and other sources of adrenal insufficiency, in which hormones that stimulate melanin synthesis, such as melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), are frequently elevated.

    Cushing's disease or other excessive adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) production, because MSH production is a byproduct of ACTH synthesis from proopiomelanocortin (POMC).

    Acanthosis nigricans – hyperpigmentation of intertriginous areas associated with insulin resistance.

    Melasma, also known as chloasma – patchy hyperpigmentation often found in pregnant women.

    Linea nigra – a hyperpigmented line found on the abdomen during pregnancy.

    Peutz-Jeghers syndrome – an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by hyperpigmented macules on the lips and oral mucosa and gastrointestinal polyps.

    Certain chemicals such as salicylic acid, bleomycin, and cisplatin.

    Smoker's melanosis

    Celiac disease

    Cronkite-Canada syndrome

    Porphyria

    Tinea fungal infections such as ringworm

    Haemochromatosis - a common but debilitating genetic disorder characterized by the chronic accumulation of iron in the body.

    Hyperpigmentation can sometimes be induced by dermatological laser procedures.

    Treatment

    Treatment of hyperpigmentation may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid, tretinoin (Retinol), topical glucocorticoids, and licorice extract. All treatments fail if the affected area is exposed to the sun with inadequate UVA/UVB protection.

    Source(s): wikipediA
  • Marisa
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Stay out of the sun. It usually isn't a huge problem for most people.

  • 1 decade ago

    You should have posted this under 'Women's Health', sweetie.

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