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Herpes Simplex 1 (forhead) hydroquinone


runman20

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About 6 weeks ago I woke up with 8 pimples looking things on my forehead. I went to a primary care doctor and he told me that they were bug bites. It turned out to be Herpes and wasn?t treated until 2 weeks after my initial doctor visit when I went to a dermatologist. Long story short, I took Valtrex and it cleared up my Herpes.

I was left with 8 red spots on my head. It is called hyperpigmentation. My dermatologist has prescribed aclaro (hydroquinone) to take away the red pigment from my skin.

My questions are:

Has anyone ever had a similar situation with herpes?

How long did it take the hydroquinone to clear up the hyperpigmentation?

Any side effects to the hydroquinone?

Did the hydroquinone make your skin red?

Any help would be appreciated! My mental state isn?t the best considering I have big red spots on my forehead!

Thanks

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