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Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Can hydrocortisone get rid of it?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Hyperpigmentation

A variety of topical treatments are available to lighten/bleach hyperpigmented lesions in epidermal hypermelanosis.
Varying degrees of success are achieved but combinations of the treatments below are usually required for improvement:hydroquinone, tretinoin cream, corticosteroid creams, glycolic acid peels, azelaic acid.

In brief: Hyperpigmentation

A variety of topical treatments are available to lighten/bleach hyperpigmented lesions in epidermal hypermelanosis.
Varying degrees of success are achieved but combinations of the treatments below are usually required for improvement:hydroquinone, tretinoin cream, corticosteroid creams, glycolic acid peels, azelaic acid.
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