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Suggest treatment for darkening skin of face and neck

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: Hi sir,
I have a query regarding my face and neck skin .Before 4-5 years its fair skin but now is going dark day by day, Please suggest what I should do to protect this, I am using SPF 50 water resistant when going out side but don't think is working.
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Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak (2 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
There could be many causes for skin darkening like tanning, melasma, lichen planus pigmentosus, eczemas like atopic dermatitis, photodermatitis etc.

I would appreciate if you could upload an image of your face and neck, so that I can prescribe appropriate medicines after ascertaining the cause of pigmentation. The most common cause is usually sun induced tanning.
You can upload the pic by clicking on upload report/image icon which is on right side of query page. You may also send the pic to attachments@healthcaremagic. com Please mention ATTN DR KALPANA PATHAK in subject line.

Hoping to hear from you soon
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Brief Answer: details below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. There could be many causes for skin darkening like tanning, melasma, lichen planus pigmentosus, eczemas like atopic dermatitis, photodermatitis etc. I would appreciate if you could upload an image of your face and neck, so that I can prescribe appropriate medicines after ascertaining the cause of pigmentation. The most common cause is usually sun induced tanning. You can upload the pic by clicking on upload report/image icon which is on right side of query page. You may also send the pic to attachments@healthcaremagic. com Please mention ATTN DR KALPANA PATHAK in subject line. Hoping to hear from you soon