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    Brown spots on my nose and side of face
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    1temp posted:
    Please tell me what medication I can use for the brown spot that is appearing on my nose and seems to be now growing on my cheek. I am using sunscreen now, and a hat when outdoors.
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    Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
    Dear 1temp,
    The least expensive thing to use is 2% hydroquinone which is available over-the-counter as Ambi. You need to use it twice a day for 3 or 4 months. You should make sure that your sunblock contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. One brand is Neutrogena for sensitive skin. One warning is that if the brown spot has multiple colors in it or keeps growing, please see a dermatologist to make sure that it's not melanoma.
    Hope this helps!
     
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    1temp responded:
    Thank you Dr. Buchness.
    I do appreciate your valuable advice. I will purchase Ambi today! I'll also check my sunblock for the listed ingredients you mentioned.
    My best to you.
    1temp


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