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Dark pigmentation on forehead, neck, arms, avoiding sun. Prescribed steroid based cream. Suggestions?

hi ,m a 25 yr unmarried girl.i had got dark pigmentation on my forehead and neck and on was like tan earlier but i took treatment for that and the ointment doctor suggested was steroid it got wosened .earlier it was hardly visible but nw it looks ugly .can u please suggest me sumthing . i avoid sun but i dnt use any sunscreen because it contains chemicals
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi kavita,
Thanks for writing in.

Skin lightening cream contains 2% hydroquinone and a very potent steroid mometasone.
This ingredients can cause permanent depigmentation of skin leading to white spot.
It is not advisable to use it for long time.

My advise to you would be -
Stop using steroid based creams.
Use a good sunscreen during day time.
You can apply a cream called kozimax cream at night over dark spots.
it is safe and effective.
Fairness will come back but process is slow may take 2-3 months of treatment.
Take a lot of Vit C in diet.
Avoid sunexposure.

Color will come back but process is slow may take 2-3 months of treatment.

Avoid any HQ and steroid based creams in future.

Hope this helps.
I will be available for follow up.

Dr Sud
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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