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What causes dark pigmentation on skin? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:Hello sir,
Doctor:How can I help?
User:Hello Madam
User:Day by Day my body skin including my face.. turning into black..
User:it is a noticeable change
User:I work as a software engineer..
Doctor:I need to know more details of the issue
Doctor:to be better able to help
User:what could be the problem? is there any other diagnosis is required
User:ok no problem ..
Doctor:When did you notice it?
User:i am noticing since 3 -5 months
Doctor:Is the pigmentation only on sun-exposed areas of skin
User:i don't think so
User:yes almost correct..
User:actually i don't go to sun itself..
Doctor:is it on sun-exposed areas?
User:i go to office in a car..
Doctor:It happens due to UV rays
User:in moring around 8 come out of office arund 7
User:how do i protect..
User:do u think it can happene due to tube light in office
Doctor:not really
Doctor:Mostly you need to take precautions against UVrays
User:so what should i do?
Doctor:Like using a sunscreen lotion on all the exposed areas before stepping out
Doctor:Higher the spf of the lotion, the better it is
Doctor:You need to wear clothes that cover the exposed areas as much as possible
User:any particular lotion u prefer
User:i use body lotion
User:I am currently using parachute body lotion
Doctor:There are many like neutrogena, lotus, etc
Doctor:They need to have sun-protecting chemicals
Doctor:Parachute body lotion wont have that
Doctor:You need to get sunscreen lotions
Doctor:Mostly you need to avoid stepping out between 8 am and 6 pm
User:yes i got it..
Doctor:It is nothing to be worried about
Doctor:Usually this type of darkness goes away
User:for the face also can i apply these lotions
User:ok thank u very much
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:thank u
Doctor:Take care
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