Sudden Skin Change? Why?

Sudden Skin Change? Why?
Published on, 11 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm experiencing a sudden change in your skin color. what it could be?


Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon


Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Allergic reaction: This can cause a rash to develop quickly, leading to redness, swelling, and even temporary changes in skin tone. If you suspect an allergic reaction, it's important to identify the trigger and avoid it. You can also try an antihistamine to reduce symptoms.


Skin condition: Certain conditions, like  hives or mastocytosis, can cause rapid flushing or blanching (whitening) of the skin. If you have a history of a skin condition, this could be a flare-up.


Medications: Some medications can cause skin discoloration as a side effect.  If you recently started a new medication, it's worth mentioning this to your doctor.




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