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Hyper pigmentation,scaling on scratching - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Pigmentation Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Dear Doctor, I hv skin problem. something like pigmentation
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
i get dark patches on face, arms and back.
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
they last for long time and my complection is also now changing from wheatish to dark
User :  
is it due to lack of some vitamin, or due to sun exposure
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
what kind of tests would help me understand the core problem
Doctor :  
i will need to ask u few more questions. can i proceed?
User :  
and identify the right treatment without drugs, surgery
User :  
sure
Doctor :  
please provide age, gender
User :   female 32
User :  
i hv thyroid
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but under control
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for last 10 years
Doctor :  
ok
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do you have this hyperpigmentation only in exposed areas?
User :  
not necessarily
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but mostly on exposed areas like face and arms
Doctor :  
ok
User :  
back too but not always exposed
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is there any itching associated?
User :  
no
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is there any scaling or flaking associated?
User :  
no
User :  
sometimes my son cratches my skin and thus there are some scaling
User :  
not otherwise
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   is there any history of alcohol consumption?

Doctor :  
do you have fatigue, weakness, muscle aches?
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