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Old 04-22-2009, 03:43 AM
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I'm looking for a dermatologist who has experience with African American skin in the St. Louis area. My son has seborrheic dermatitis that leaves hypopigmentation on his face. I've been to two dermatologists but their treatment isn't working. They seem to not be very versed with African American skin.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:50 AM
Location: St. Louis City
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I don't have a recommendation, but have you asked your primary physician or pediatrician for one? They may be able to help. Also, keep asking around because many people go to dermatologists for annual check-ups (even if they don't have a condition). However, they may not might volunteer that info unless they're asked. Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:08 PM
Location: Saint Louis
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I would try Dr. Pitts 314-953-6200. He is very good.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:56 AM
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I live in the St. Louis area and the only African American Dermatologist is Dr. Jacquelyn Garrett. Her address is 11125 Dunn Road Suite 206 St. Louis MO 63136 (Christian Northeast). Her phone number is 314-355-7111 I highly reccommend her. I had scalp/skin issues for 3 years because no other dermatologist could identify my problem. She diagnosed and treated me right the first time! Good luck
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:28 AM
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there is a site [URL="http://www.blackdermatologists.org"]www.blackdermatologists.org[/URL] has a listing of african american dermatologists.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:20 PM
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I am an African American woman. Within the past few weeks, small light patches have developed on my legs. While I do have an appointment scheduled with a dermatologist, I wondered if anyone else has had the same problem or know someone who has. If I can't get rid of them, I won't be able to wear any shorts or short dresses, because I'll be too embarrassed to do so. I've gone to a couple of Web sites that have recommended everything from taking B-12 and folic acid to using Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel. Help!
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:02 PM
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Default Could be a fungal infection

Re previous reply to this thread:
Light spots on dark skin in hot weather must be assumed to be due to a fungal infection - tinea versicolor - you can try OTC terbinafine (Lamisil) solution - twice a day - for at least a week - to eliminate the fungi. Takes longer and a little sun exposure, for the pigment to return... best wishes!
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:23 AM
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Default Thanks

Thanks Primadogga for the suggestion.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:24 AM
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I am a 30 year old african american female. I have light spots all over my arms and legs. It is very embarassing for me to wear skirts and short sleeves. The light spots developed in the past year and have not improved. I just recently starting take Tacrolimus and using CeraVe skin lotion. Trying to be patient but its hard. I am a doctor too! I was told it could be tinea versicolor (wouldn't last a year), postinflammatory hypopigmentation of eczema (which is likely although I have never been diagnosed with eczema) or pityriasis alba. Not sure what has caused this; I am starting a vitamin regimen and taking L-tyrosine as well which is the precursor to melanin (what gives skin its color).
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:18 AM
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Thanks for the information it is very valuable.
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