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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Does methamphetamine causes discoloration in hands?

my stepson has been arrested several times for operating a meth lab. I was wondering why the palms of his hands look black, i know that a meth lab is a fire hazzard but im not sure that his palms were burned. does methamphetamine cause the palms to change color?
Thu, 6 Mar 2014
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I can understand your concern for spots on hands. This can be due to post inflammatory pigmentation after the heat damage to the area.

If I were your dermatologist then for dark pigmentation I would have suggested you to use azelaic acid cream or Kojic acid cream or glycolic acid cream or licorice extract or arbutine creams at night time in guidance of dermatologist.

The most important part is to not to rub the area and prevention of further use of heating pads.

Take a proper guidance and follow up with a good dermatologist so that all the problem can be dealt best for future time.

Protect yourself form direct sunlight.

Take care
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