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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.

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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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?

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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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?

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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I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

I have this brownish flaky skin on my chin. And by my temple. I use skin cleansers and eczema cream per doc orders. To no avail. What could it be?

Seborrhea: This condition is usually due to oily skin. Use Cetaphil OTC as a facial cleanser. Ketoconazole shampoo is helpful for this condition, apply topically for 5 minutes then wash, ask your physician for a prescription ...Read more

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