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Dark Skin Patches On Legs
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
A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
I have dark skin and I have flat warts on my legs what are my options to remove them so i don't have dis coloration?
See a dermatologist: Find out what these are and ask them this question. ...Read more
5 days ago a small infection appeared on inner side of my legs.The infection increased in size (2-3cm diam), dark skin and it bleeds. How to cure it?
Pigment cells: Those are a concentration of pigment cells and are more common in obese or recent weight loss patients, it is also more common in italians, greeks, and other dark skin individuals. I would not advise skin lightening creams as it is too close to the sensitive vaginal area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im dark skin and I have these dark spot especially on my legs...Spot that as been created from cuts or ants bite.How to get rid of them please help?
Yes: See dermatologist for bleaching cream topical meds ...Read more
I have just been wondering about my boyfriend, he has diabetes but has dark skin scars all over his leg... His ex have hiv/aids i was just wondering?
Hydroquinone: There are a variety of over the counter products that contain a bleaching agent called hydroquinone. My favorite is one called ambi that is usually around $10-15. Apply it 1-2 times daily for 2 months. If that does not lighten the spots up, you should stop using it and see a dermatologist for other options. ...Read more
I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.
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