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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes hyperpigmentation around the bridge of the nose?

I have fair skin. Can you tell me what causes the black coloring on each side of the bridge of my nose between my eyes? I do NOT have measurable darkness under or over (around) the eyes, just at the very corners. I was told that excess salt and/or sugar can cause this. Is this correct? Do you know of other causes? And might you have any suggestions to alleviate the darkness? I do not remember my parents or siblings having this issue, so am dismissing hereditary as the cause.

I'd so like to hear from someone. All the info I can find is about dark circles UNDER or AROUND the eyes, which is not the problem I have. Thank you so very much for your input.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Do you wear spectacles? The black hyperpigmentation could be due to spectacle nose pad. Other condition could be freckle.

I do not think that excess sugar or salt would cause the rash. The most probable cause of hyperpigmentation on face could be sun exposure.

I recommend you to visit your Dermatologist for arriving at a proper clinical diagnosis and to initiate the treatment.

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