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What casues change in complexion in a child?

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Posted on Thu, 17 Jul 2014
Question: my daughter was born on 9th dec..when she was born she was very fair then after a month she turn quite wheatish.. now she is 6 mnths her arms and face has turned white but the body is still watish.Both me and my husband are quite fair. So having little concern want to know by when will the complexion get fixed.
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Answered by Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
it will take time

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
I can understand your concern.
Complexion of newborn is determined by gene from either parents and we can do nothing about it.
Also number of weeks , baby has taken to born have some effect on complexion.
Environmental factor and feeding will gradually settle your babies color.
Color at the time of birth will regain after near about a year if everything is normal.
Hope i helped you.
Feel free to ask more queries if you have some or rate the answer.
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Follow up: Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh (16 minutes later)
Thats what I was trying to understand that it is possible that they regain their complexion in an years time
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Answered by Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes it is possible.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for follow up query.
It is full term delivery (39 weeks).

As i told you earlier, after about a year's time original color will come back depending on race and genes.

So no need to worry about changes in complexion till that time.

Also i would like to tell you don't go for ubtan, milk message, powder as nothing will work.

Hope i answered you query.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What casues change in complexion in a child?

Brief Answer: it will take time Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Complexion of newborn is determined by gene from either parents and we can do nothing about it. Also number of weeks , baby has taken to born have some effect on complexion. Environmental factor and feeding will gradually settle your babies color. Color at the time of birth will regain after near about a year if everything is normal. Hope i helped you. Feel free to ask more queries if you have some or rate the answer.