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I have really non matching black coloration on my skin. What could be the reason?

Hi. I don t see any answers given much in here.But a lot of questions. I have kinda the same problem. I am an Asian white skinned girl. when I was 14 yrs old I developed that teen heygien thing and wasn t cleaning myself much for like a year.This was right after I got my menstruation. It psychologically affected everything and after like one and half year,I started cleaning myself regularly everyday.Better yet 4 to 5 times a day. I clean and clean and clean my skin with scrub, brush and even my nails to the extent it cause my skin to tear. But I have got bad discoloration of my buttocks ,back,and knees. It s same as that of like a Black woman. But my face ,arm and chest are as fair and white as that of a white person. I don t know is it because of build up dart inside my skin due to those one year of bad hygine or some skin condition which is causing this? I am 21 now and it s been 6 yrs. I m fed up of spending 2 to 3 hrs in shower, scrubbing untill my hands get tired. Putting every kind of lotion or body butter. there is only one thing I know. It was same color everywhere before my 14.Please help!
Asked On : Wed, 22 Dec 2010
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Dear yana,
welcome to Health care Magic Forum,
yana your problem is nothing but because of excessive scrubbing.In Medical term we call this MACULAR AMYLODOSIS secondary to scrubbing.Kindly stop scrubbing .It can happen either because of a loofah or a pumice stone or simply because of nails .This condition is difficult to treat but you can try out few de pigmenting cream available in the hydroquinone cream(ELDOPAQUE FORTE or hyde cream) be applied at night on affected area only.Morning use a good sunscreen.
Dr.Bharat Chawda
Answered: Sat, 1 Jan 2011
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