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Why my baby's color is becoming dark?

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My baby is one year old, she was born with the fair skin colour.
Now her colour is changing and has become dark, although both the parents has very fair skin.

I don't understand why her colour is getting dark and what can we do make her colour fairer.

Category: Dermatologist

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Thanks for posting your query at DoctorSpring. I can understand your concern.

As a child ages, he or she does experience some darkening of skin due to tanning by being out in the sun off n on.

In case there is darkening of the skin in the body folds, on the knuckles etc only then it would be important to rule out any hormonal conditions which could lead to it.

It would be best to visit your doctor in that case. Would be glad to answer any follow-ups.

Take care

Patient replied :

I didn’t understand this, are you saying that it can because of hormonal changes ?
Should we consider visiting the dermatologist, but my question is that if parents are fair skin then how can baby have dark skin.
What can we do to prevent this colouring changes


Thanks for your reply.

Yes it would be best to visit a dermatologist. It's at times possible to have a dark skin even if parents are fair, but it's always best to rule out any other causes that could be leading to it, also it's important to let a doctor first examine and then decide what could be causing it.

By hormonal changes I was referring to a condition called addison's disease which could cause darkening of body folds n knuckles.
Hope this helps, please feel free to get back.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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