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Doctor prescribed me to use mometasone furoate cream (elocon) and cetaphil to mixed together and use on hyperpigmentation and vitamin c serum for 25 days. Is it ok? Can tretinoin cream or momoz f cream burn skin? What is the best treatment for hyperpigmentation?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (68784 ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Doctor prescribed me to use mometasone furoate cream (elocon) and cetaphil to mixed together and use on hyperpigmenta...
Yes its a side effect--application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness) you can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from readymade gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your face skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Stop using soap on face. Instead take a spoon of milk, add a pinch of turmeric (haldi). Mix n apply on face with the help of cotton. Leave for a few minutes then wash off. Apply moisturizer like coconut oil. Use some sunblock with spf (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out use umbrella when going in sun. Wear full sleeves clothsdrink plenty of fluids. Don’t be stressed. For more details consult online.
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Doctor prescribed me mometasone furoate cream (elocon) and cetaphil cream combination for my hyperpigmentation 2 times in a day with vitamin c serum klm v 20 in one time in day for hyperpigmentation for 3 weeks. Is it safe?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 93% (61120 ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
Doctor prescribed me mometasone furoate cream (elocon) and cetaphil cream combination for my hyperpigmentation 2 time...
No...contains steroid.. very dangerous... alternate safe cream direct private online consultation for detailed prescription by sending photos.
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Acanthosis Nigricans - Know More About It!

Dr. Brinda David 92% (52 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Pondicherry
Acanthosis Nigricans - Know More About It!

Acanthosis nigricans is a pigmentation disorder, which leads to velvety, black patch formations on the skin. In some cases, the patch of skin may also give off a foul odour while itching is also a normal symptom of the condition. It can appear at several spots of the body, including the knees, elbows, palms, knuckles and neck. Here is a look at the diagnostic procedure for the condition as well as the treatment prescribed to patients.

Diagnosis of Acanthosis Nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is more common in males than it is in females. Additionally, being overweight, having darker skin or diabetes are some of the risk factors. Here is how the disease is diagnosed-

  1. Diagnosis of the condition is easy since examination with the naked eyes reveals the patchy black areas of skin on the patient.
  2. Doctors will perform tests to understand what is causing the condition. There can be two primary causes, namely, insulin resistance or diabetes. Usually, a test to measure the blood glucose levels in the blood is conducted.
  3. Doctors will also check if any medication is acting as a contributing factor for causing the problem.
  4. The doctor may also order a biopsy test if he/she feels that the issue is being caused by something other than Acanthosis nigricans. However, such a test is rarely performed during the diagnosis of the skin condition.

Treatment for Acanthosis nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is not a disease by itself but a symptom caused by an underlying condition affecting the patient. This is why the treatment of the skin condition involves dealing with the underlying ailment.

  1. If your excess body weight is causing the appearance of the black patches on the skin, doctors will advise you to lose weight and get back in shape.
  2. The help of certain medications may also be taken in such a case to keep the blood glucose levels under check.
  3. Cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, Laser, etc are used to treat the condition.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the only long-term solution for the disorder. If you suffer from the same, make sure that you eat healthily and exercise regularly, if you want to stay free from the symptoms of the condition.

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I am 38 years old I have hyperpigmentation around eyes can you please suggest a best cream to get rid off hyperpigmentation around eyes. Can I use melalite 15 around eyes for hyperpigmentation or not? Please suggest. than.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 93% (61120 ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am 38 years old I have hyperpigmentation around eyes can you please suggest a best cream to get rid off hyperpigmen...
Undergo glutathione therapy.. otherwise few creams also available...for detailed prescription do direct online consultation by sending photos.
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I'm having hyperpigmentation on nose, can you pls suggest get rid of it in fast manner.

Dr. Prakhar Singh 93% (1858 ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I'm having hyperpigmentation on nose, can you pls suggest get rid of it in fast manner.
You should seek for medical examination since your skin might come under hyperpigmentation category. Hyperpigmentation is most often postinflammatory in nature, occurring after injury or large pustule on face we can opt for one of the most appropriate treatments post discussion.
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Should I take tranexamic acid tablet for hyperpigmentation. And what are the side effects in lower dose like 500 mg a day.

Dr. Mittal Patel 87% (43 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fellowship In Advanced Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Thane
Should I take tranexamic acid tablet for hyperpigmentation. And what are the side effects in lower dose like 500 mg a...
Yes tranexemic acid is recommended for hyperpigmentation. 500 mg / day is recommended but have to see many other criteria and details of patient before we start treatment.
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Skin Brightening - Know Forms Of Them!

Dr. Chinmoy Raj 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
Skin Brightening - Know Forms Of Them!

Skin Brightening products, also referred to as bleaching creams, whiteners, skin lighteners or for instance, fading creams, work by helping to reduce a pigment known as melanin that is present on the skin. Most people who make use of skin brighteners, do so in order to treat skin problems like freckles, spots due to aging, scars as a result of acne or skin getting discoloured that is mainly related to hormones.

This is an effective skin care regimen that has been particularly formulated to restore skin brightness as well as radiance due to the fact that it helps in reducing the appearance of dark spots and fine lines.

What Really Determines Colour of the Skin?

A person’s skin colour is mainly determined by the extent of melanin present in the skin. Melanin is a pigment that gets produced by some special cells known as melanocytes. People, who have dark skin, tend to contain more melanin.

Some of the factors that can affect production of melanin are:

  • Exposure to Sunlight
  • Hormones
  • Damage to skin
  • Role of Skin Brightening for Skins

Skin Brightening is also referred to as skin illuminating. This refers to an advanced skin care collection that seeks to address the different degrees of skin discolouration along with uneven texture and tone.

Skin Brightening assists in getting rid of the discolouration and dark patches on the skin in the following manner:

The primary role of a skin brightener is to maintain a bright as well as radiant complexion but not to whiten the skin up. It rather helps a woman to get their skin’s glow back.

As people tend to grow older, the skin turnover slows down as there is a decrease in the turnover of collagen. Hence, cells do not shed quickly enough and thus, create an extremely dull appearance along with the damage due to exposure to sunlight and stress. Skin Brightening is the ideal mode of treatment to brighten the skin up through exfoliation.

Brighteners Preferred by Dermatologists


Hydroquinone helps in fading out many spots when used on a consistent basis and also prevents the enzyme required for creating new spots. This along with a prescription retinoid, assists to lighten the patches within 4 to 6 weeks.

Azelaic Acid:

Dermatologists usually prescribe this for soothing out skins that are sensitive as well as rosacea-prone. Azelaic Acid targets only the excess amount of melanin that is present on the skin.


Researches carried out by scientists made them realize the fact that this helps to dissolve the melanin, which is present on the skin’s surface. Melanozyme works wonders within four weeks while most other brighteners take nearly two months.

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Q-Switched Laser - What Should You Know?

Dr. Nivedita Dadu 91% (172 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), DNB (Dermatology), MNAMS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Q-Switched Laser - What Should You Know?

A Q-switched laser is a non-invasive laser, which emits high-intensity pulsed beam light, and is used as a treatment for dermatological conditions. The laser beams are powerful enough to shatter small fragments of ink or pigmentation and stimulate the production of collagen.

Q-switched lasers, with advanced technology, can be used to rectify the following conditions –

Tattoo removal
• Treatment of toenail fungus
• Sunspots
Age Spots
• Freckles
• Spider veins
• Angiomas
Skin rejuvenation
• Port wine stains

Each type of dermatological condition is treated with a different type of Q-switched lasers.

Types of Q-switched lasers:

The most commonly used Q-switched lasers are –

• Q-switched Nd – YAG laser is used in laser toning, freckles, pigmentation, etc.
• Alexandrite Laser – Used for hair removal

How does laser treatment work?

The laser energy pulse releases the pigment into the skin so your body can reabsorb and discard it naturally. The laser energy may feel like several tiny hot dots tingling on the skin. However, the discomfort is reduced when a stream of cold air is directed at these spots immediately after the procedure.

If you are opting for Q-switched laser treatment for tattoo removal, you will likely be given anaesthetics on the particular area because the procedure is rather painful.

Benefits of Q-switched Laser Treatment:

The benefits of modern Q-switched laser treatment are umpteen. Here are a few ways the procedure will prove advantageous to you –

• Helps tighten loose, sagging skin
• Improves facial appearance by removing wrinkles and fine lines
• Gives your self-esteem a boost as stretch marks and birthmarks are eliminated
• Helps you get rid of skin conditions and improves skin tone
• A trusted treatment approach for tattoo and hair removal
• The results are long-lasting, usually three years
• Does not involve severe complications or side effects
• A single machine used to treat a range of skin conditions
• Non-invasive, painless procedure
• Can be used in combination with other cosmetic procedures

What to Expect after the Treatment?

Following the treatment, you can expect a few cuts and bruises on the area that has been treated. To speed up healing, your doctor or dermatologist may recommend petroleum jelly or plain Vaseline that you will need to apply on the treated area and cover it with bandages for a couple of days. Full recovery takes about a few days to 2 weeks, depending on the area being treated.

Q-switch laser treatment is a breakthrough procedure in the field of dermatology. If you are considering going for the treatment, talk to your doctor and discuss the details of the procedure beforehand.

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Leucoderma - How Can Homeopathy Resolve It?

Dr. Zameer F Refai 86% (10 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Surat
Leucoderma - How Can Homeopathy Resolve It?

Leucoderma in the medical world is also referred to as Vitiligo. Leuco means white and derma means skin. Leucoderma is an autoimmune skin disorder wherein parts of the skin start to lose colour. This leads to the appearance of patches of white skin. The human skin contains a pigment referred to as Melanin, which is produced by cells known as melanocytes. The pigment is dark in colour and gives the skin its colour. Melanin when present in our skin also helps to provide protection to the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun.

When there is deficiency or destruction or loss of the melanin pigment the skin loses whatever colour it had initially and in its place leads to the appearance of the white patches. The patches have no fixed shape and size and over time they tend to keep growing in size unless due treatment is received.

The areas of the body that are most prone to losing skin colour are:

• Body fold areas such as the armpit or groin
• Body openings such as hands or face

Leucoderma is neither infectious nor does it cause any pain.


The causes of Leucoderma’s occurrence are not definite. However, some of the most common associated reasons are:

• Mental Stress
• Poor Immune System
• Acute Gastric Disorder
Hepatic functions such as jaundice
• Defective sweating mechanism
• Deficiency of either calcium, protein, or cupro minerals
• Presence of defective enzyme Tyrosinase
• Injuries sustained as a result of a burn
• Long-term disorders such as dysentery
Diabetes mellitus
• Addison’s disease
• Hereditary factors

Homoeopathy Treatment of Leucoderma:

In the medical world homoeopathy treatment of Leucoderma has shown positive results because homoeopathy true to its nature goes to the root of the issue and tries to give holistic treatment. It aids in improving the immune system and in due time restores the lost pigment melanin back to the skin and in turn, the white patches disappear.
Homoeopathy believes that Leucoderma is merely the skin’s way of expressing that there is some system disturbance on about. In some cases, homoeopathy requires a detailed understanding of the patient’s medical history and mental condition.
The duration of treatment and as well as the success of Leucoderma is a long-drawn process and depends on the extent of the white patches and the time taken by the illness to persist. As logic would say the bigger patches take a longer time to disappear whereas the smaller ones disappear faster. Generally, the time taken to treat Leucoderma can range from one year to a couple of years and even a lifetime, if in the latter case, the white patches have spread to more than 60 per cent of the body.

The Treatment Procedure:

• Once the treatment has begun the white patch areas will turn pink and then brown and then will slowly begin repigmenting.
• As part of the treatment procedure, the white patch areas need to be exposed to the sun in the early morning for about half an hour.
• A mild medicated soap should be used.
• Avoid or limit the use of cosmetic products on the skin
• Ensure that your daily diet contains sufficient portions of vitamins and proteins derived from food
• Avoid consuming citrus fruits, red meat, prawns, crabs and sour food items such as tamarind
• Try to keep yourself stress-free as much as possible
• And maintain a positive attitude

If the above-mentioned rules are followed then over time it is possible that your Leucoderma condition can be treated.


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Facial Hyperpigmentation And Uneven Skin Tone!

Dr. Niharika Chugh 89% (13 ratings)
BDS, MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDHSc-Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Facial Hyperpigmentation And Uneven Skin Tone!

Acupuncture is a very effective remedy for the treatment of facial hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, dark circles, fine lines.

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