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Tips to remove dark patches from hands and face - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   proceed wd the details
User :   sir, i fell down from my motorbike 3 months before ...
Doctor :   k
User :   ... the wounds have healed but now i have dark patches on hand and face
Doctor :   k
User :   .. basically formed due to application of dettol for that 1 month period .. and sun tanning
User :   what can i do to remove the patches
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   well it will go with time
Doctor :   gradually
Doctor :   may be it can take about 6 months
User :   sir its already 3 months and the wounds were not that deep .. i am actually worried cause the aounds were not deep
User :   i am concerned if the marks become permanent
Doctor :   it takes some time to recover
Doctor :   You can adopt the following measures: # Frequent washing of face with soap and water
# Pat dry the face, never rub dry
# Use gently a drying agent like adapalene during nights
# Apply a depigmenting agent like 2% hydroquinone by day
# Avoid exposure to sunlight
# Take of plenty of water
# Mild to moderate physical exercise to sweat well
User :   what is adapalene ?
Doctor :   its an ointment for akin
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