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Sometimes called: Erythema dyschromicum perstans, almost similar to lichen planus, was noted to originate in south america. But a few case have been seen in europe (italy, finland) to name a few. Clofazimine has been shown to work on certain individuals as well as dapsone. Please with your dermatologist. Please note that both of these medications do have side effects ...Read more
Can someone direct me to a doctor who can treat erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp? Will travel anywhere in the u.S. Have suffred for over five years with this disease. I am being treated locally, but it is getting worse every year. The entire top o
Can dermabrasion or microdermabrasion be effective in treating acantholytic dermatosis? I've had red spots on my belly and chest area for many years and my dermatologist says there is no cure. I've seen several; one suggested Accutane but I declined, pass
I was diagnosed with ashy dermitosis. Is there a cure for this skin disease. It stareted on my back then disappeared. Now its in my face and neck?
It usually: It usually lasts for years but hopefully for you it will disappear soon. Discuss options with your dermatologist ...Read more
Lichen planus since 10 months. Dark. Brown spots all over body no itching. Negative hepatitis test. Biopsy test = ashy's dermotosis treatment?
Consult MD: Since lichen planus is not cureable and your md has treated it as a dermatosis I would follow his/her advise and treat it as they indicate it should be treated. Sometimes it can go away on its own and is not contagious. Go on living your life and listen and treat like md recommends. Good luck. ...Read more
Dry feet: Yes. It can be very bad to have dry feet. Your feet can dry out to the point where they crack open (like the dry desert earth). When this happens there can be open sores. Open sores on your feet are never good due to the fact that there is a high potential for infection. Do the easy thing and use hydrating lotion daily. ...Read more
I have 1 small itchy bump that won't go away. Thought it was a bug bite, but it's been weeks. When I scratch, it becomes ashy around the bump.?
Have it evaluated.: It is possible that there might be a small smoldering infection in the center of that lesion. Either way if it will not go away then see your dr. As some skin cancers may present that way and can be treated easily through excision. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Unsure: That can happen with a yeast infection or with hpv and even with trichomonas. Even more concerning is that dysplasia and cancer can present with obvious changes in the color and texture of the skin or vaginal tissue. See your doctor - there are test to tell exactly what is going on. ...Read more