What disease turns your skin brown? Addison disease happens when the body doesn’t produce enough cortisol, a hormone that regulates stress. One symptom of the disease is darkening of the skin in places like scars, skin folds, elbows, knees, and knuckles.
Why are patches of my skin turning brown? Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.
Can an STD cause skin discoloration? If chlamydia infects your eyes, you may have redness, skin discoloration around your eye, itching, or discharge. Sometimes chlamydia infections in the throat cause soreness, but it’s rare.
What are the 3 common types of discoloration?
- Vitiligo. Vitiligo is an acquired skin disorder in which the cells that produce pigment are destroyed by the immune system.
- Age Spots.