Rated 5.0/5 based on 10 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Light Brown Flaky Discoloration On The Skin

Share
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
6

6
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

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
30 years in practice
4M people helped
Continue
69,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook