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Dark patches on the skin peeling off. What could this be?

I noticed a few dark patches on my skin. They look like burn ,when I try to peel it off it kind if hurts a little.mostly like a discomfort.but the skin doesn t peel off.first path was on the too of my left but cheek second one on the inside of my left upper arm and I am noticing the same on my nipples. Help! What can it possibly be?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for posting your query

From what you have mentioned it seems to be a sunburn like condition.
Other casue can be contact irritant reaction or some medication

The following may help:

dont try to pull off the skin , let it go by itself.
Apply momatosone cream on the affected areas twice a day for a week
Avoid sunexposure
Apply sunscreen spf25+ during the day
Calamine lotion on face will reduce discomfort
oral antihikstamines like allegra for itching

it may take about a week to 10 days to resolve. then depigmenting creams to be started for pigmentation if present

if it spreads further contact a doctor for evaluation and treatment

Hope this helps you

Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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