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i have brown spots from mosquito bites?

Asked by Sam

hi doctor, i have a question,i have a lot of mosquito bites,and i will scratch them and they will have brown spots on my hands and legs and they just take years to fade,is there a fast solution to this?

Sam answered
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    The really dark spots on your hands and legs where you got the bites are the skin’s way of protecting itself from further injury. In your case, the skin had two injuries: the mosquito bite and your scratching. So, the brown spots are darker and do take years to fade by themselves. A faster solution to fading the brown spots involves the use of topical bleaches and exfoliants which take weeks to a month. Or, this can be done even faster with laser treatments that get rid of them instantly but takes two weeks to heal.

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