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Sunburn peeling, new skin still red, small patch with brownish center with yellow rim. What is it?

Managed to get a Sunburn over five days ago, it s now peeling. Now that the new skin is showing, which is still red, I noticed that there is a small patch that is a different color then the rest. It s not raised, it s not oozing, it s flat, but there is a noticeable difference. It does have a brownish center (I have freckles) the outer rim seems to be a little yellow. What could this be?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear dodge..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Small patch with brownish centre..,
outer rim have yellow shade ..,
usually due to Melanoderma..,
due to constant exposure of sun..,
But exclude any medication before..,
Because some medicines are phototoxic..,
it will produce brownih yellow or blue spots on face..,
Apply Clindamycin 1% cream on affected part night times..,
Morning times SUNSCREEN LOTION is mandatory..,
Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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Slice a papaya, mash it with a fork, and place it in a bowl. Set aside or you may let it cool for about 3 to 5 minutes. For the meantime, wash the area with a mild soap or a mild facial cleanser. As you rub the soap. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Do not rub. After doing so, you can apply the papaya mash to your face and let it sit for a while. Rinse your face again, this time with water only. Pat to dry.
You can also try a mixture of honey, egg whites, and oatmeal to cure pigmented skin. In a separate bowl, mix these three ingredients. At first it would be messy to work with but the effects will be worth the hassle. After mixing the contents, use it as a sort of face mask and let it sit in your face for 15 to 20 minutes. The egg whites would serve like a mask that will stick to your face allowing all the other nutrients from the other ingredients to seep in to your pores. The texture of the oatmeal would serve as an organic yet mild facial scrub for your face.
Avoiding too much exposure to sunlight.
Drink plenty of water for preventing skin pigmentation.
Use liberal amounts of sunscreen, even if you are just going out for a jog or groceries.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Observe and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Get a good rest and sleep.

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Answered: Mon, 4 Jun 2012
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