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What causes white patches on hands after waxing?

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Posted on Mon, 24 Nov 2014
Question: Sir Myself XXXX from XXXXXXX Few months back I have done waxing in my hands for the first time, Now few days back I'm noticing that I have developed tiny tiny white patches all over my left hand, I'm really worried Sir, My main reason to do waxing is because I have developed tanning all over my hand. Please help me Sir..... And please tell me how should I get this XXXXXXX remove from both the hands. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed post inflammatory hypopigmentation.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
Its very important for me to see the area in order to give a proper diagnosis.
There is an option to upload photos on right side of query page. Please utilize that. You can also email reports to YYYY@YYYY with subject as attn Dr XXXXXXX Kumar.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (36 minutes later)
Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Sir, as instructed I have uploaded the photo of my left hand where I have developed small white tiny patches. I'm really worried Sir. Is it curable Sir?

Please suggest what I need to do now.

Regards

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Post inflammatory change

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photograph
it is looking like post inflammatory hypopigmentation.
please apply fluticasone cream for 15 days.
you will recover.
let me know if you have any other doubts.
thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Sir

Besides applying ointment do I need to look after anything so that it gets cured easily.

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
apply the cream

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Just apply the cream.
You don't need to do anything extra.
Hope this helps you.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Probably you have developed post inflammatory hypopigmentation. Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area. Its very important for me to see the area in order to give a proper diagnosis. There is an option to upload photos on right side of query page. Please utilize that. You can also email reports to YYYY@YYYY with subject as attn Dr XXXXXXX Kumar. Waiting for your response. Thank you