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Using melalite for having fair skin. Darkening of skin upon stopping the medication. Permanent solution?

Hi My problem is that before some month my skin was dark then i coslt to doctor he prescribed me a cream Melalite xl when i use this cream my skin becomes fair, my skin becomes white but my skin get thin as the black skin come out so i stoped to use that cream but now my skin turns hn to black again Prescribe some cream and body lotions
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Surya,
Thanks for writing in.

Melalite cream contains 2% hydroquinone and a very potent steroid mometasone.
This ingredients can cause permanent depigmentation of skin leading to white spot.
It is not advisable to use it for long time.

My advise to you would be -
Stop using melalite XL.
Use a good sunscreen during day time.
You can apply a cream called kozimax cream at night over dark spots..
Fairness will come back but process is slow may take 2-3 months of treatment.
Take a lot of Vit C in diet.
Avoid sunexposure.

Color will come back but process is slow may take 2-3 months of treatment.

Avoid any HQ and steroid based creams in future.

Hope this helps.
I will be available for follow up.

Dr Sud
Answered: Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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