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What Causes Discoloration Around Hairline?

I have discoloration around my hairline. It doesn t itch or anything, my skin color would be dark tan and the color around my hairline would be pale. I just thought i needed a tan but it s been pale for the past 2 weeks. I noticed it after playing basketball and my hairline started to burn but didn t notice the discoloration until the day after. What can this be ?
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
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Hello,

Discoloration around hairline may be due to the sunburn. You need to check if the same spots are anywhere else on your body. The following are treatment options:
1) Calamine lotion helps to soothe
2) Hydrocortisone 1% ointment to be applied twice daily
3) Take high quantity of vitamins A and C
4) Apply sunscreen when you go out

If the discoloration doesn't respond to any of the above, please do consult a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment with thorough clinical examination.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Pallavi M., Anesthesiologist
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What Causes Discoloration Around Hairline?

Hello, Discoloration around hairline may be due to the sunburn. You need to check if the same spots are anywhere else on your body. The following are treatment options: 1) Calamine lotion helps to soothe 2) Hydrocortisone 1% ointment to be applied twice daily 3) Take high quantity of vitamins A and C 4) Apply sunscreen when you go out If the discoloration doesn t respond to any of the above, please do consult a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment with thorough clinical examination. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Pallavi M., Anesthesiologist