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Used sunscreen for rough black patch on hand. How to remove this?

Hi, I m fourteen years old and there s a rough patch of black skin on my hand . It s been there for a few weeks and I figured it would go away by putting sunscreen on it. (I ve had dry, hyperpigmentation on my face before and it went away with sunscreen.) However, it s been a few weeks, and it hasn t improved and it s spread from my hand to now a little bit of my wrist .__.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi thanks for posting
There is a rough patch of black skin on your hand since a few weeks.
It could be post inflamatory hyperpigmentation, only sunscreen wont help. you can use the following
depigmentation creams like hydroquinone ,kojic acid, or glycolic acid at night.
sunscreen may be used during the day
steroid cream like momatosone or fluticasone twice a day.
spot tca peel or glycolic peel may be helpful
since it is spreading, i advise you to contact a dermatologist
hope this helps you
Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Rahul Kumar's  Response
Hello dear,
sunscreen is a good treatment of hyperpigmentation.
If it is not working you can use a mild steroid like mometasone daily in night for 15 days. Continue using sunscreen. This will help you
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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