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Suffering from skin pigmentation, irritation and itching. Applying creams. Suggestions?

Hi Doctor, my mother has a skin pigmentation problem on her face (partially) especially on the forehead and near the ears. One doctor has advised her to use Momate S skin cream , which she was using since an year now...but when she uses it the spots go away but after that they again come she is also experiencing the feeling of irritation and itching on her face at spots. Please advise
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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It would be very difficult to diagnose the underlying cause for such pigmentation without examining the lesion.
Momate s contains a mid potent steroid mometasone with salicylic acid. Your mother has been using the cream for a long period of time. When used for long steroid can cause thinning of skin in the area . Salicylic acid can irritate the skin leading to burning , itching or stinging sensation over face. So she should stop momate s cream and may apply a mild moisturiser to soothe the area.
I would advise that you meet your consulting dermatologist for further follow up and advise.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 8 Jun 2013
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