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What causes skin discolouration in few parts of the body?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: I am a 25 year old guy. All my body is fair n bright but some portions of my face have got small dark patches on forehead and parts of cheek. i have attached my forehead image for your reference. What could be the cause and preferred dignosis,
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like lichen planus pigmentosus

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have reviewed the image.

I would keep a possibility of lichen planus pigmentosus.

Can you upload a better image? How long since you have it?

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
it is like that for more than a year. i have added another image for reference
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (21 hours later)
Brief Answer:
sunscreen and depigmenting cream

Detailed Answer:
Thank you. Yes it is lichen planus pigmentosus.
You must use a broad spectrum sunscreen e.g sebamed sunscreen lotion, all over face, throughout the day.
At night you may use Melalite-XL cream over dark patches, for a month.
These are prescription mefications and i suggest you to use them under supervision and follow up with a skin specialist.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Seems like lichen planus pigmentosus Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have reviewed the image. I would keep a possibility of lichen planus pigmentosus. Can you upload a better image? How long since you have it? Regards