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Can allergies make your skin go patchy looking with dark and light parts?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Chronic or severe rashes can change skin color and leave dark and lighter areas.
This colr change is difficult to completely resolve. The lighter areas can be repigmented with narrow band uvb or excimer laser. The darker areas can be treated with topical medications to slowly lighten the areas.

In brief: Yes
Chronic or severe rashes can change skin color and leave dark and lighter areas.
This colr change is difficult to completely resolve. The lighter areas can be repigmented with narrow band uvb or excimer laser. The darker areas can be treated with topical medications to slowly lighten the areas.
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Dr. Sarah Helfand
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Some people with allergies can have atopic dermatitis that can make skin be itchy, scaly, and/or red.
As it heals, you can have some post-inflammatory hypo (light) or hyper (dark) pigmentation. Many times, the skin is still quite scaly. Therefore, the most important part of treatment (maintenance) is keeping your skin moisturized.

In brief: Yes.
Some people with allergies can have atopic dermatitis that can make skin be itchy, scaly, and/or red.
As it heals, you can have some post-inflammatory hypo (light) or hyper (dark) pigmentation. Many times, the skin is still quite scaly. Therefore, the most important part of treatment (maintenance) is keeping your skin moisturized.
Dr. Sarah Helfand
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