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Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?

Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do?  Is the dark skin permanent?

Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back. What could it be and how can I remedy it?

I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back.  What could it be and how can I remedy it?

Need diagnosis: I recommend you see an MD to get a diagnosis to better be able to say how to remedy it! Could be ecsema allergic reaction, infection or other etiology. Therefore, hard to say how to treat. ...Read more

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Dark (light brown) dry (not itchy, unless i scratch) skin patches (small, ca. 1 CM the biggest). Down on my stomach, . What is it and what to do?

Dark (light brown) dry (not itchy, unless i scratch) skin patches (small, ca. 1 CM the biggest). Down on my stomach, . What is it and what to do?

Tough to say: Rashes are very hard to diagnose over the computer, as described, it could be a type of fungal infection like tinea versicolor, but you really need a dr. To examine you to get the official, definitive diagnose, and then the treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...Read more