cloasma

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A rash secondary to the hormonal effects of pregnancy or oral contraceptives, exacerbated by sunlight

cloasma

Melasma, 'pregnancy mask' Obstetrics A rash 2º to the hormonal effects of pregnancy or OCs, exacerbated by sunlight Clinical Irregular, flat, symmetrical, light brown areas on the malar region, cheeks, and forehead, which often fade with delivery or cessation of birth control pills
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Darkening of the face during pregnancy is referred to as pregnancy mask, cloasma or melasma and develops through increased estrogen, progesterone and melanocyte-stimulating hormone.
blemish: Pregnancy mask can hit women not expecting
The following are normal conditions during pregnancy Acne Bluish or blotchy legs Chloasma or pregnancy mask (hyperpigmentation of the skin) Glowing skin Itchiness Linea Nigra (a dark line on the belly) Nails and hair may grow faster than usual or become brittle or softer
14] the intrauterine pregnancy masks any underlying [beta]-hCG changes from the extra uterine pregnancy and vice versa.