Q. Hello-I recently had mild bout with shingles. It was only on my left forearm, I caught it early and took famvir for one week, and the blisters scabbed over promptly in that week and shed off.
I am 24 years old and I have very fair skin (although I am 100% Italian), never burn in the sun, I only tan lightly and wear SPF 30 whenever in the sun. The shingles have left me with one large brownish blotch about 1.5" wide, 5" long on the underside of my forearm, and then speckles out from there.
Today my doctor told me that this is called hyper pigmentation and happens sometimes after shingles and may stay for months, or even years. Is there anything I can do?? There is no issue except its unattractiveness. Thank you for your time.
OTC, I can recommend something like Porcelana. If no improvement is evident after a couple of months I would see your dermatologist for a prescription version.
While Mother Nature over time will help fade the spots these creams will help to speed up the process.
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