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Skin discoloration from mosquito bites

My 3 year old daughter is bi-racial and after being bitten my mosquito's is left with dark marks on her legs.  Initially we thought they would fade like a scar but after months they are still there.  Any suggestions on how to make them fade without bleaching medication?
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Hello,
The darkened spots are due to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.But in a 3 year old,these treatments are not safe.I would suggest you to apply calamine lotion on the scars and these should go away in a couple of months.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.
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I have the same issue. My daughter just got home from a 2 month summer vacation in Jamaica. Her little feet and legs are totally covered with mosquito bites.

A co-worker of mine recommended I try Wheat-Germ Oil. She said her son was badly affected by chicken pox and a doctor recommended it to her. I just purchased the Wheat-Germ Oil today at the Vitamin Shoppe (CVS and other Rx stores did not carry it). A 16 Fl Oz jar for $12.49. I was told ti would take months to see results, but I'd rather start her on something sooner than later.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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