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Old 07-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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when to stop using topical meds?

I went to a dermatologist and he prescribed topical solution for the scalp and topical ointment for the rest of my body, the ointment quickly got rid of the flakes and itching but my spots are now showing a much lighter color than my original skin color, one person told me I may have used too much and should have stopped when the flakes were gone? Or is it that I need to continue using until I get back my original skin color?

 
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Re: when to stop using topical meds?

You know, one time I had a very severe rash, and when it healed, the skin underneath was much lighter. I thought it was scarring, but then the next summer it tanned up to look like all the rest of my skin. The new skin just had no tan at all!

If the skin is smooth and comfortable, I'd let it be.

 
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: when to stop using topical meds?

Thanks, what do I do now to try to prevent future flare ups? Use salycitic acid shampoo 2x per week and cover body with Neutrogena lotion every day?

 
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