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Dark pigmentation around my mouth. What can be done to solve the pigmentation ?

hi i am 18 years my face there is a dark area around my mouth but remaining face looks fairer than that which makes my face look ugly.what can i do to make it to go away
Mon, 3 Oct 2011
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hi agal

u have perioral dermatitis.

dont apply any cosmetic over face.

avoid direct sunexposure.
apply good sunscreen twice a day

better to consult dermatologist

dont allow anything to spill from ur mouth.

apply good moisturizer cream
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Dear Agal, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!

Probably you are suffering from melasma [Cloasma], though there may be other causes as well, like peri-orificial eczema or misuse of steroid creams on face. Please do as follows & let me know in say 3-4 weeks.

1) Get your Hb checked- if you are anaemic, please start an iron suplement. Also take good nutritious diet with lots of fruits.

2) Use a depigmenting cream like, Demelan or Triglow at night only.

3) In day time- use a good broad spectrum sunscreen.

Wishing you best of health.

Dr Naveen Kansal, MBBS, MD [PGI, Chd]

Skin Clinic, SCO 298, Sect. 20, Panchkula
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