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Have dark skin on elbow. Which medicine should I take?

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i have dark skin elbow... what medication should i use. how to make it fairer
Posted Sat, 11 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Monika Choudhary 45 minutes later

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The elbow is usually darker then the surrouding skin and it can be particularly so if you wear half sleeves shirts or have to sit for long with elbow on hard surfaces.
It increases the friction and which results in increased melanin deposition.
Aother reason may be the driess.
You should avoid pressure at elbows and wear full sleeves most of the times.
Use emollient cream locally twice a day e.g. lotion Zinc calamin to decrease the local hyperkeratiization of skin of the elbows.
You can use local depigmentation cream like melatite twice a day till the behavioral interventions correct your problem.
I hope this information would be both informative and helpful for you.
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