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What products would u recommend to lighten the pigmentation caused by eczema?i dun wan to let it clear naturally as it will take a very longtime

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
PIGMENTATION: I use eldoquin or hydroquinon 4 percent or the brand name lustra (hydroquinone) - af applied twice a day. Good luck! if not succesful please see a dermatologist.The steroid cream we use for eczema if used for a long time will cause hypopigmentation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Peel and bleach.: Agents containing retinoids, steroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid may be compounded and useful for this purpose but shouls be prescribed under the guidance of a physician. Avoidance of sun and inflammationis also beneficial to limit worsening.

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