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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!


Shennen

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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.

 

Warm hugs from under the sun umbrella,


Jeannie McClelland

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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.

 

Warm Wishes

Helen

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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.

 

Hugs,

 

Lisa


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