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Dark spots on upper cheeks after working in a foundry. Treatment?

hello Sir, I am a mechanical engineer and working in a foundry.our job is melting of iron basically.Due to heat i have dark spots on upper portion of my cheeks not on all face.pls tell me what medicine i should take to remove those.There is a lot of difference in my complexion of face and of hands.My hands are very fair in complexion. Thanx.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Hi..thanks for your query
There is a possibility that you have developed Melasma.
This condition is aggravated by UV light sources, sun maximally.
Please wear a sunscreen with broad some thrum of action during the day time.its is important to use umbrella and reapply the sunscreen 4-6 hourly.
You can use a combination of hydroquinine, mild steroid and Retinoid on the patches at night for 6 weeks. following which you should review for the further line of therapy
Melasma is a very chronic recurrent condition.hence I would advise you to start the treatment by visiting a dermatologist soon.
Hope this helps ...take care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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