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Have pimple like dark spots on back. Which ointment should I apply? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Dec-2013
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User:I have dark spots on my back which appear as a pimple would appear after blackening, but not protruded. Please let me know what I can apply for the same.
Doctor:I can see that your query is about dark spots on the back
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User:my query was about the spots on the back
Doctor:It seems that you are having pimples and as they resolve you get scars and darkening
Doctor:Let me know if I am incorrect
User:these have been there for a long time now... 5-6 years
User:but i guess they are from the pimples i had then
User:i have some pimples now and then.. which also turn into spots later
Doctor:So your main issue is pimples
Doctor:For pimples, I personally like a face wash from Ponds Pimple clear
Doctor:It has just the right contents to clear pimples
Doctor:For the dark spots, if these are mild
Doctor:then these will clear up with time
Doctor:If these are bad then some lightening cream can be tried under the supervision of a dermatologist
Doctor:The medicine may be kojic acid, salicylic acid,etc
Doctor:These creams may cause redness of normal skin, thus should be applied on the dark spots only
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User:okay.. will try out with ponds pimple clear first
User:is it possible for you to share a contact of a good dermatologist where i can get it checked once
Doctor:I think our customer care team can help you with it
Doctor:If you can tell me your phone number, they will contact you soon
User:they have my number... XXXX login
User:thanks a lot for the help :)
User:bye bye
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