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4 year child developed light brown irregular shaped dark spot on chest. Should I be concerned?

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my 4 yr old boy has recently developed a light brown irregularly shaped dark spot on his chest. He is fair complected and has been in the sun a lot this summer. It was not there prior to this summer. Should I be concerned? any guess as to what it might be?
Posted Fri, 17 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 4 hours later
Dear patient
Thanks for your query.
I would request you to please send in a couple of photographs so that I can give you a detailed response.
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Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 12 hours later
Dear Patient,
Thanks for the photgraph and follow up.
It seems that the brown pigmentation is as a result of a post inflammatory process - post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and is common after a trauma, sunburn , application of some cream, oil etc.
A mild topicl steroid cream is all that is required to take care of the condition .
Sun avoidence also needs to be mantained to prevent further pigmentation and faster results.


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