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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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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?

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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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?

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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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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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. ?

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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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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