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Dark elbows, what is the cause?

Patient: Hey Doctor! my elbows are really dark and it is very embarrassing for me to wear half sleeves .Can u please help me? Thank you.May GOD bless u all ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Doctor: Dark elbows may be caused by increased levels on melanin, repeated irritation/trauma to the area, hormonal imbalance and genetics. You may try a skin exfoliant and apply a sunscreen with a high SPF when you go outdoors.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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