DISEASES OF THE SKIN : FRECKLES (EPHELIDES) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Patchy hyperpigmentation of the skin that occurs mainly under the influence of solar (UV) rays; when this occurs the deposition of pigment (melanin) in the lowest layer of epithelial cells.
Symptoms. Small yellowish-brown, rounded, smooth spots, symmetrically located on exposed parts of the skin, rarely on the trunk.
For. Appear in the spring, kept all summer and partially or completely disappear or fade in the winter. Occur mainly in blondes.
To avoid the sun, especially in spring. Assigned protective ointment and powder.
Exfoliating ointments or lotions. Ointments containing a white sedimentary mercury, corrosive sublimate, salicylic acid, resorcinol. Depigmenting, whitening remedies hydrogen peroxide. In the appointment of ointments containing mercury, it is necessary to apply the ointment (or a solution) first, on a limited area due to possible sensitivity to mercury drugs. With the appearance of inflammation after the use of these funds administered indiferente ointment or powder.