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How to Get Rid of Dark Blotches on Skin

Overview Age spots, liver spots and sun spots are terms that are all used to describe one thing: dark patches on the skin caused by overexposure to the sun. Although they mostly occur in adults over age 40, age spots can also occur in younger peopl...

Red Skin Blotches on the Ankles

Overview Red, patchy rashes are a common complaint and can be caused by a variety of issues. The skin can react to both outside and systemic irritants that cause this symptom. If you have noticed patchy red skin on your ankles, make sure to record...

Large Red Blotches on Skin

Overview A number of conditions can cause large red blotches on the skin. You should have any new or unusual skin changes checked out by your doctor or a dermatologist to make sure you don't have something that could lead to serious complications....

White Blotches on the Chest

Overview The pigment melanin determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes. White blotches on the chest develop when the cells that produce melanin either die or cannot produce melanin properly. This skin condition is called vitiligo. Vitiligo u...

What Are Dark Skin Blotches on the Face?

Overview Dark skin occurs when your body experiences an increase in the production of melanin, the pigment that colors your skin. This darkening can occur on any part of your body, including your face, and in any size. Many causes are behind these...

Red Circular Blotches on the Skin

Overview Countless types of skin conditions exist, with just as many ways as to contract them. You may be suffering from internal causes, irritations from external materials or a fungus contracted from a public bathroom. These come in many shapes a...

Red Skin Blotches on the Face

Overview Red skin blotches can be caused by allergic reactions to your new make-up or a common condition called rosacea, to name a few. Trying to diagnose the cause for red blotches on your face can be as difficult as hiding them. A dermatologist m...

Flat Red Skin Blotches

Overview When skin cells become damaged, they can affect the melanin in the skin that's responsible for its pigmentation or color. An overproduction of melanin causes dark discoloration and can occur as a result of a number of conditions ranging fr...

Red Skin Blotches on My Arm

Overview The skin is one of the most resistant organs in the body, but it still succumbs to irritants and infections that can cause red skin blotches. When they appear on the arm, the discoloration may be due to an allergic reaction, a chronic skin...

Dark Blotches on Skin

Overview Dark blotches on the skin are also called hyperpigmentation or liver spots. Patches of skin become darker in color because of skin pigment changes. These spots usually occur on the face, hands or other areas frequently exposed to the sun....