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Black skin patch around the chin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXX here
User :   I am 30yrs old female and have problem with my skin
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   i have a fair complexion, but the skin around my chin has turned black
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this problem?
User :   it started with black mark below the lower lip about 4-5 yrs back but that was not very clearly visible
Doctor :   Is there any other problems associated with this?
User :   but it has increased over last 1 yr
Doctor :   Does it have pain, itching or burning?
User :   it started with dry and scaly skin..after which skin turned red
User :   and now it is blac
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right no itching..
User :   i mean right now no itching
Doctor :   It can be due to various reasons as hyperpigmentation, allergy, infection
User :   i had consulted a dermatologist at XXXXXXXX skin clinic and they had advised me to apply desowen lotion
Doctor :   Did it help you?
User :   which i am currently using..but for sometime the skin will be red and then during the day it is turning blackish
User :   the skin in this area is very dry
Doctor :   1)Apply Aloe vera lotion on it three times a day and leave it then apply ice after an hour and then wash it off.
Doctor :   2)Apply a paste of fresh ground mint leaves and leave it for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water, continue for 15 days.
Doctor :   3)Avoid excessive consumption of heavy and oily foods
Doctor :   4)Drink at least 4-5 liters of water every day.
Doctor :   5)Take Evion capsules daily for few days.
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you you need to get it examined and also require some investigations.
User :   and breast feeding a six month old baby, is it ok to take these capsules
Doctor :   Yes you can take
User :   which brand aloe vera lotion can i use
User :   and can i continue with the desowen lotion and or should i discontinue
Doctor :   Any one which is easily available
Doctor :   You can use it but if its worsening then discontinue the use.
User :   what could be the reason doctor
Doctor :   It can be due to various reasons as hyperpigmentation, allergy, infection
User :   actually i am taking thyronorm 50mcg tablets for last 1.5 yrs
Doctor :   Hormonal imbalance, trauma
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   They may have caused some hormonal imbalance
User :   can i take evion tablets at bedtime 1 everyday
Doctor :   Anytime of the day you can.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   ok
User :   thats it doctor, thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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