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Will skin discoloration from fluocinonide (lidex) cream go away?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer.
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