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#1 shennen0820

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:41 AM

Anyone have an answer to why sclero is making me look tan? If one more person comments on what a nice tan I have I may scream! I guess that may be the only bonus to having sclero!
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#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:03 PM

Hi Shennen,

It appears that scleroderma can cause both hyper (too much) and hypo (too little) pigmentation. We have a few articles on Hyperpigmentation, so it's a documented event in scleroderma. I haven't read anything that says why it happens, but one of the articles mentioned above says that it can be worsened by sun exposure.

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#3 Helen

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:01 AM

Hi Shennen

I too have a very tanned look. I find if I am in the sun too much it is a lot worse. We were looking through some photos the other day and my 7 yr old grandson said...this is Grandma before she went brown. So I guess it is pretty noticable.

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#4 LisaBulman

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:45 AM

Hi Shennen,

I guess it is not necessarily a bad thing. I like my skin when it is a little darker, it makes me look healthier. In the summer I get very dark. I love the sun and should probably practice better "skin care" than I do.

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#5 shennen0820

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:30 AM

Thanks everyone...glad there are others in the same boat!
Shennen