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Black dots on legs, black hard stuff comes out while squeezing, painful. Treatment?

I have these black dots on my legs and when I squeeze them black hard stuff comes out and sometimes a hair, I use to wax but I have stopped (a while ago) but its still happening. it hurts if I don't squeeze if but after I do i'm left with a dark spot -scar. how do I fix this? p.s I have dark skin if that makes a difference
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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It seems you might be having keratosis pilaris. These are associated with dry skin and seen as black dots in the hair follicles. On squeezing a black keratin plug may come out along with hair.
It can be treated with application of urea and lactic acid cream along with salicylic acid peel in affected area.

Hope that answers your query.
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Answered: Mon, 10 Jun 2013
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