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Whitish patches on cheeks after sun exposure. Advised as sunburn. Prescribed facewash, cream. Better solution? skin got exposed to sun so much about 03 months ago. After about a week, my face started to peel and then formed some whitish patches on cheeks and around mouth. I went to a dermatologist and she diagnosed as it is sun burn patches and she prescribed me to use Cetaphill face wash and Momate cream. I ve been using them for about two months now and I note that the improvement is very slow. I need to know whether sun burn patches are going to be there forever? and how long it usually takes to recover them. Please help me with some advises since I m embarrassed to face people with these patches on my face. Will the face wash and the cream I use now will help me to get over the problem? or are there any better solutions for this?? PLEASE HELP!
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi, thanks for posting.
You have had sun burns followed by post inflamatory hypopigmentation
continue using cetaphil face wash, which is used in sensitive skin as in your case.
shift to a milder steroid cream like, hydrocortisone cream(cutisoft) as momate has been used for two months
Avoid sunexposure, use sunscreen every three hours during the day.
Your skin will come back to normal,however the time taken depends on the depth and extent of damage.
Hope this answers your query
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Welcome to the forum.
All you need to do is take a handful of sugar or salt and add it to some Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add enough oil to the sugar to make it mushy but not so much that it is liquid. When your burn does not hurt anymore, gently rub the sugar scrub over the affected areas. This will remove dead skin and you will not have to deal with the patchiness that peeling from a sunburn will leave on your skin.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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