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pigmentation loss caused by eczema

recently i have been on a variety of eczema creams which have seemed to finally work. However, unfortunately for me it has resulting in the loss of colour in my right arm (around the elbow area)
What can i do to help the colour come back? will it come back? and how can i help prevent it in the future?
it is fairly embarrassing to say the least, im 18, and having to cover my arms because of it.
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1134679 tn?1260566598
I would suggest you go to a dermatologist and ask him to give you some UVB to do two things...

Calm down the eczema, and consequently UVB will tan your skin.  

If he isn't able to (some don't have those booths) you might ask him if time in a tanning bed might help.  

UVB is used primarily for psoriasis patients to calm down the lesions...  I wouldn't suggest you do it on your own, but some dermatologists are sensative to the whoas of young people under peer pressure.  

563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
You seem to be having post inflammatory hypopigmentation. Although this type of skin problem is very difficult to treat, but you can try Elidel cream or Protropic ointment on these hypopigmented  areas. But use them after a dermatologist’s guidance. If the symptoms still persist then you can talk to your dermatologist about laser-assisted chemabrasion(LACA).It has provided excellent results in such hypopigmentation.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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