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What causes darkened skin?

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What6 causes darkened skin if not Addison's disease. I also have dropping blood pressure and severe itching
Posted Mon, 3 Feb 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Photo-sensitization,post radiotherapy,eczema dark Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to XXXXXXX If your darkened skin is confined to exposed areas then your problem could be due to photo-sensitization (Hypersensitivity to Sun light). Drugs taken by would have induced this type of hypersensitivity. Wearing protective clothes or covering the face and usage of sun-screening lotions will help you. Itching also sometimes may be associated with photo-sensitization. If you had radiotherapy that area and adjacent area could be darkened. Chronic Eczema also sometimes may be a cause of darkening of skin associated with itching. Consult a Dermatologist and he/she will guide you for the treatment. Dr S XXXXXXX
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