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How long does it take for impetigo marks to return to normal skin tone

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Dr. Danielle DeHoratius
Dermatology 19 years experience
May be a scar: If you had a deep abrasion you may have scarred your skin. In that case it will never return to normal but the pinkish color should continue to improv... Read More
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
6 months: It could be up to 6 months.

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Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 55 years experience
Pending your normal skin color , it may take up to 6 months to blend back to normal
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that o... Read More
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
A week to 10 days.
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Yes: Even if you're getting sun during the winter, it's generally colder so most people cover up more of their body and don't spend as much time outdoors w... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Weight loss: You probably have acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss will lighten the area but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment op... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is characterized by round or oval finely scaling patches of hypopigmentation, usually on the cheeks. The lesions are sharply demarcate... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Benzoyl peroxide: benzoyl peroxide in low strength facial wash may help,but it may take a while to work...
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
SPF 30+: Sunscreens with SPF of 30 or higher is best for all skin types. Rashes from sunscreens are commonly caused by the PABA component. Zinc oxide formulati... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
White spot: You may have afungus of the skin. Consult your doctor or dermatologist for help.

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