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Black spots on face due to Shingles. Ointment?

Dear doctors, I ve just recovered from a very bad bout of shingles ( herpes zoster ) which affected one side of my face . This has left dark spots at the place where I had the blisters - while some spots have gone, some still remain prominently on my face. I believe there is an ointment that can treat these spots - can you please recommend such an ointment. Thanks!
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

you need to wait for atleast a month before using any cream on them. herpesz zoster also leaves scars which are difficult to treat. but for the marks you can apply glycolic acid 6 % cream and kojic acid cream on the marks at night.

Answered: Thu, 24 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear yani...,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
These spots are called POST HERPETIC MELANOSIS..,
Good treatment is available..,
1) Apply morning times SUNSCREEN lotion to avoid...,
further blackening..,
2) Kojic acid and vit C...KOJIC CREAM..Curatio will give good reault..,
3) Tab dertantox ...Skin vitamin tablets daily for 15 days..,
4) If not responding to medical treatment..,Go for procedures like
chemical peeling.,
ok thanQ
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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