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by TracyMcE on Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:34 am

Child - Brown patches

Hi, 1st post and just a query. My 8 year old daughter has developed some dark patches around her hairline. They are on her forehead and also on her neck tracking down her neck.
They don't appear to be raised and aren't bothering her in any way, either itching or discomfort.
I've asked "Dr Google" and the closest I can come up with is melasma but I can't see any reference to children having it?
I'll try to attach a couple of pics but they're not great. All advice gratefully received,
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by talkhealth on Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:16 am

Re: Child - Brown patches

Hi TracyMcE,

Thank you for posting about your daughter's skin condition, along with the photographs. Unfortunately we are unable to give specific medical advice on individual conditions here, but hopefully other members will recognise the symptoms, or have some ideas of what it may be and reply to your post soon.

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by Prycejosh1987 on Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 pm

Re: Child - Brown patches

Tell the child to not worry about these things, a lot of people deal with this. Speak to the doctor also.

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