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I have brownish/dark maroon patch on my cheek after a pimple caused most probably by fungal/bacterial infection....how can i get rid of the spot?

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Dr. Maria Rueda answered

Specializes in Dermatology

This is the normal skin reaction when healing after inflammation if the patient is tan or has olive or brown skin. Is called PIH. It's not a scar and it willl fade away with time. To speed up the lightening, protect from sun exposure always, and apply twice a day a cream with hydroquinone(never above 4%), glyzirrhiza or licorice glycolic acid or retinoic acid.

Answered Nov 14, 2018

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