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Brown spots on skin post injury, scab formation, slowly growing bigger, no swelling. Serious symptoms?

Hello, I have noticeable light grey-brown spots on my skin. I had a injury there. A large scab formed which eventually fell off. I applied lots of Iodine and antiseptic to prevent infection. I remember it was red, Itchy and painful during recovery. I believe I got an infection so I applied more Iodine. These symptoms went away and the scab fell off. The light grey-brown spots were already there when the scab fell off. They are slowly growing bigger. There is no protrusion only color difference. What could this be and is it dangerous?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

These are post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation lesions that will resolve with time.

There is absolutely no need for concern except for their cosmetic appearance!

You may attempt to use any aloevera based cream daily as a moisturiser & pigment lightening agent atop wet skin as often as required & certainly after bathing!

For the spots per se, a 2% or 4% hydroquinone cream applied evenings may work well providded you dont have any prior known hydroquinone allergy or develop an irritant reaction.

Trust this helps you in your quest for a blemish-free skin!

Good Luck & Godspeed!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist
Bangalore, India

Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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