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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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Small patches of redness and pimple like bumps and light brown discoloration on breast. What could this be? Doesn't hurt, I have acne skin probs.

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
7M people helped
Small patches of redness and pimple like bumps and light brown discoloration on breast. What could this be? Doesn't hurt, I have acne skin probs.

Get exam: Any time you have skin changes on the breast you should be seen by a doctor for a breast exam. If that is normal then it is possible that you have a skin condition such as acne, folliculitis or tinea on the breast. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
34 years in practice
391K people helped
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I have a grayish-brown discoloration on part of my toenail. This discoloration is also present on the skin on the tip of my toe. What could it be?

Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
34 years in practice
391K people helped
I have a grayish-brown discoloration on part of my toenail. This discoloration is also present on the skin on the tip of my toe. What could it be?

Fungus: is probably present in your toenail. Try to take a few pics and video-consult a Healthtap doctor on call. Best of health ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
6M people helped
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
35 years in practice
3M people helped
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Psoriasis on stomach that's cleared.Left with a patch of discolored skin brown-reddish brown.Derm. Says it's pigment discoloration.Will it clear?

Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Board Certified, Geriatrics
35 years in practice
3M people helped
Psoriasis on stomach that's cleared.Left with a patch of discolored skin brown-reddish brown.Derm. Says it's pigment discoloration.Will it clear?

No : You probably have post inflammatory pigmentation or from the treatment. Most likely is permanent. Ask dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
8M people helped
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Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized or infected skin heals, redness followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
3M people helped
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
5M people helped
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Husband started having brown patches and flaky skin on his sides starting from underarm down to his navel. Skin is very thick and rough- crepe-like. ?

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
Board Certified, Endocrinology
46 years in practice
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Husband started having brown patches and flaky skin on his sides starting from underarm down to his navel. Skin is very thick and rough- crepe-like. ?

Flaky skin: Please start with a visit to his doctor. More than likely he will be referred to a Dermatologist (skin doctor). ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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I noticed the skin directly next to my perineal raphe (penis) has turned dark brown. No pain or itch. Skin is not rough or flaky. No sex in 4+ months.

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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I noticed the skin directly next to my perineal raphe (penis) has turned dark brown. No pain or itch. Skin is not rough or flaky. No sex in 4+ months.

It may be ok : This may be best discussed with a urologist. The dermatologist but also clarify. Pigmentation can occur for variety reasons, and just because occurs does not mean it's a bad thing ...Read more

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
16 years in practice
763K people helped
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I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
16 years in practice
763K people helped
I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?

Picture=1000 words: Without a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it is or could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: were u out in the sun a lot (even in winter)? Do u use any chemical /cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (psoriasis, seborrhea) or it could be ominous. ...Read more

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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
41 years in practice
770K people helped
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Brown mole, recently had small bump under, used to be flaky, now bleeding a lot, is it melanoma? I have spent a lot of time in sun recently, fair skin

Dr. Darryl Blinski
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
41 years in practice
770K people helped
Brown mole, recently had small bump under, used to be flaky, now bleeding a lot, is it melanoma? I have spent a lot of time in sun recently, fair skin

Dark Mole???: Best to seek in person visit with a doc to biopsy area. Than have a pathologic examination done.. ...Read more

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