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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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I used to be "normal" skin toned for a girl. all of the

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I used to be "normal" skin toned for a white girl. all of the sudden about 2 years ago, my body just lost its pigments and i now do NOT tan at all. i'm very pale and it takes weeks to even tan one bit. is there a problem or is that normal?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: i have been trying to be out in the sun more. probably 2 years and my nails look the same.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i don't believe so.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JA. Dr Saleem here. Will be answering you shortly

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Have you had any tests done? Pale in patches or uniformly pale?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have not had any tests done. Uniformly pale, but on my face there are slight patches.
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Would you mind sending a picture or two please.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
In the picture you cant really see the patches, but there are still some
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 2 months ago.

Alright. There isnt anything grossly obvious there. I would recommend you to get a complete blood count done to see if anemia is the cause of your pallor. You should take a good multivitamin till you get the blood test report.

I hope it helped.

Let me know if you have any further queries.