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Dark patches on forehead, neck and hands. Multi-vitamin used. Advise?

There are dark patches on my forehead, neck and hands. I have a wheatish complexion but now I look very dark because of these patches. I tried using a multi-vitamin from 10 days. I found my skin glowing and the dark patches getting lighter. However, my skin has got back to the darker again for the past 2 days. Plz advice.
Mon, 20 May 2013
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Hi,
You are having hypermelanosis.
There are many causes of hypermelanosis.
Causes:
Sun exposure, vitamin deficiensies ,endocrinal dysfunctions, genetic,
Drugs,allergies,skin diseases ,

You should be thoroughly examined.
You should be investigated to find out some internal cause.
This should be done by dermatologist.

Take vitamin C, nicotinic acid and glutathion.
Apply kojic acid and vitamin C contining cream.
Protect your skin form sun by sunscreen.
Wash the face with soap or face wash containing kojic acid.
Treat the disease, if found.
But you shoul consult dermatologist for perfect treatment..ok

Regards,

Dr.Ilyas Patel MD, , DVD
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