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Doctor insights on: Light Brown Flaky Discoloration On The Skin

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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 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.

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