Sun tanning

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my age is 17 height 5 10 weight 65 I havent consulted any doctor but i m suffering from very high pigmentation and their are so many dark spots on my face because of which my face looks just so bad and dull their is no grace on my face in smaller age my colour was too fair but because of sun tanning my face has become too dark and oily and dull too and my hands are almost black......please give a effective remedy and prescribe medicine and cream but please keep in mind that i m not so rich .............

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You could be suffering from this problem because of excessive sun exposure, dust and pollution as well. You need to lessen sun exposure. Use daily facewash like Clearasil which is very good in removing blocked skin pores like whiteheads and also blackheads. Secret to...

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My daughter was sun tanning for the last 3 days . She is fairly pale. She was in the heat for about 2 hours each day and put zero sunscreen and a ton of sun tanning lotion so she can get a quick XXXXXXX Well, that didn't work well at all. She went to work and then work sent her to urgent care thinking she had an allergic reaction so dr prescribed 6 prednisone last night and then again tonight of 5 and so on. I would like to send u a pic. Daughter said her leg went numb for a little and then tingling etc.

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Brief Answer:
Continure prednisolone for a week

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr. Kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the image.
I think she has got Sunburnt rather than an allergic reaction to suntan lotion. A suntan lotion does...

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hi. i am 19 years old. I got sun tanning at the age of 15. Since i was in school that time i dint pay much attention to it but it bothers me now. i had consultanted a derma bt it was a total waste of time and money. i have excess tanning on my hands. my hands look dark. they look even darker wen they r waxxed. what should i do to remove the tann completly

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
The pigmentation that has occurred due to tanning would take long time to go.
You may follow these suggestions
Use a sunscreen daily with SPF 50
Apply hydroquinone 4 percent cream over affected area in night
Take oral vitamin c supplement daily
If possible take few...

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Iam 34 years old, having back patches around the fore head, nose, around eyes.
iam applying propysalic NF lotion at night, & applying Sunscreen 60 in day. still back patch is not reduced. If I stop using this cream, I getting itches causes a redness, becomes like a small wound.

Pleas ehelp me

doctor1 MD

Hi Mahendravarman,

Thank you for the query,

First and foremost I need to tell you that Propysalic NF lotion should NEVER be used on the face. It is very potent steroid which is meant for eczema over body parts and not for the face.

Secondly, it also contains salicylic acid 3% which again should...

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I have very dry, red and flaky skin on my cheeks and nose. How can I best treat / cure this?

doctor1 MD

Hi!,

Thank you for the query,

I would like to know few things here before I confirm your diagnosis .
1) How long you have been having problem on cheeks.
2) Does the redness increase on sun exposure.
3) Do you get itching over cheeks.
4) Any aggravating factors like spicy food ,coffee ,tea etc.
5)...

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hi i m XXXXXXX and my age is 22 .. if any chance to change my darker skin tone to whiter skin tone .. by natural way or plastic surgery .. in natural way means what are the things i want to do and if i doing plastic surgery mean how much of cost it ill take and what are the risk involved in plastic surgery

doctor1 MD

Hi!XXXXXXX,

Thank you for the query,
XXXXXXX the complexion of our skin depends upon our genes and ethnic origin.It is not possible to change ones original genetic color by any means ,not even by plastic surgery. But if anybody has tanned skin over chronic exposure to sunlight or one had initial...

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i am a 41 year old male who has had bad skin all my adult life , i started taking tetralysal in january on a 6 month course, my skin cleared up in a few weeks, i continued taking the anti biotic as instructed and have roughly another month to go. however in the last 10 days i have developed a rash on both sides of my jaw line which is red and itchy , i am using the same shaving foam , moisturizer as usual , why do i have rash , what can i do

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for the query,

Tetralysal, is an antibiotic called Lymecyclin ,which come under tetracyclin group.It is usually given for either acne or for bronchitis.

It can cause allergic reaction on skin ,but the more common side effect seen to it is its photo-sensitivity .This usually happens...

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Problem : I have severe dark circles from 7 years which are very prominent, added wrinkles made it worse, my age is 23 but i'm looking more aged than what I am. I am a software professional working in this industry from past 1.7 months

During my graduation i stayed in a hostel

I have alergic sinusitis but i'm using futicasone proprionate nasal spray these days and allergy got controlled

Also I have itching sensation in my eyes

skin arround my eyes is very loose with wrinkles


I took eye treatment from VLCC 8 skin lightening sessions along with 5 chemical peels(glycolic acid)

glycolic acid of concentration 50% shown some difference , but after peel sessions are done my skin came back to previous state

many dermatoligists suggested many creams

like
futicasone propronate
kojivit
desonide
mometasone furiate

I used kojivit regularly for a month but it did not show any effect

at present i'm using tretinoin 0.025, along with this i'm using desonide and Ban A XXXXXXX cream during day time

also i'm applying potato and Red sandal wood powder to my eyes

I usually have 8hrs of sleep daily , my water intake is less and my weight is 43 kgs

my diet is also balanced with breakfast, lunch snacks and dinner

i dont eat fruits regularly but started making a habbit of it

I'm no anemic my hemoglobin % is 11.5 (constantly)



I felt very disheartened as every one notices my eyes and suggests me something or the other, I'm having marriage proposals at my home but i could not move further because of these dark circles. What ever trails i do I could not get rid of these dark circles, as days passed I am loosing hope

with some hope I am writing this mail seeking for a better suggestion, I want to get rid of these dark circles as well as wrinkles as early as possible

doctor1 MD

Hi!,

Thank you for the query.

I can understand your problem very well. Dark circles has always been a very frustrating condition for we all dermatologist. It has been a topic of discussion in nearly all the conferences. The results has been variable.

Its good that you have given a very detailed...

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I was at the beach for around 2 hours and now have a bad sunburn on my legs. Today is the third day and I started to get purple blotches on my calf, I still have red around the blotches. Since waking up on the second day i have had alot of pain while walking on this leg. I have been applying some aloe and mostly baby lotion. I am 28 weeks pregnant and not sure if I should go see the doctor.

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting your query. Sun burn are due to the excessive exposure of the skin to the XXXXXXX Ultra violet radiation from the sun.

For sun burns in pregnancy, apply cool compresses on the area and take bath with cool (not very cold) water. Do not scrub or shave your skin and...

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Dear Doctor,

Around 5-6 years back I had an accident and the skin in my left forearm was totally damaged and infected. The surgeon had to take out the skin and after 6 months of regular dressing, I got new skin but it was totally scarred. Last year in May 2010, I went for a cosmetic surgery and a Split Thickness Skin Graft (STSG) was done. Now after one year, the forearm has totally healed but the grafted skin is still quite dark and looks ugly. I am attaching the pictures of the forearm after one year of the skin graft.

Upon advice from my Doctor, I apply a mixture of 3% Hydroquinone Cream and 0.025% Retinoic Acid Cream, every alternate day in the night. I wash it off after 3 hours and in the morning after bath, I apply a sunscreen. It has lightened the skin a little but not much. As you can see from the pictures, the front part of the forearm has become very light but the back part is still quite dark.

Can you please suggest what can be done to make the hand look as close to normal as possible ?? I have been advised that I may see a dermatologist and go for a TCA peel. Will that be effective ?? Also, should I go for CO2 Laser treatment and will that help ?? I have heard of Fractional Laser Treatment been done in Delhi and Mumbai ( I live in Kolkata). Should I try that ?? I am a diabetic on Insulin, so I have heard that in diabetic patients the laser treatment might be risky and may darken the area more. Please advise.

Thanks & Best Regards.

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting this query.

Mind you, this is a good result after a major accident. Your surgeons have done a good job.

Coming onto the colour mismatch, it is very difficult to achieve it with medical or laser treatment.

Some scarring has to be accepted after such a major...

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