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how do i get rid of dark marks caused by insect bites

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how do i get rid of dark marks caused by insect bites
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 7 years ago.
Where & since when these dark marks are there?
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i have them on my arms and legs and two on my stomach. if i am bitten by anything ants, mosquito or wasps i scar easily. some have faded over time but i have had this problem all my life. i am allergic to penicillin and i had a blood transfusion at 18 months when i had phemonea
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 7 years ago.
Although the scar marks caused by insect bite generally vanish of with the time as the skin used to change itself with time.There are following treatment which you cane use- 1.Use alpha hydroxy acid which are available OTC.These are derivatives of fruit juices & increase the exfoliative process. 2.Apply aloe vera juice on these scar marks & leave it for about i-2 hour .Do it for 2-3 times a day. 3.Use VIT.E local applicable lotions. 4.Visit to a dermatologist .If marks are darker then he may prescribe you some depigmentation creams or suggest you some dermabrasion surgery or laser. Hope this will be helpful.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
tell me more about the surgery and what type of alpha hydroxy product do u recommend
Expert:  Dr.Tiwari replied 7 years ago.
The alpha hydroxy acid act as skin peeler.It should be used in the concentration of 50-70% as the concentration increases there are chances of development of redness &local itch(
   The dermal surgeries consist of different lasers & abrasion procedures which can only be performed by a dermatologist.

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