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Brown patch on lower back, less sensitive area, itches sometimes. Causes and treatment?

I have had an area around my low back and butt crack area that is a shade of brown, grey almost, for the better part of a decade. the skin feels thicker and has seemingly less sensation when compared to other parts of my body. Sometimes it itches, but not often. It does not extend into my crack or anal is limited to the upper part of the crack and low back. it is about 4 inches in diameter and sometimes has bumps that resemble acne . I m 6 6 and 330 lbs. Im 32 years old. not diabetic, hba 1 c at it s highest was 5.7, but typically stays around 5.0...not sure if that s relevant
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
After reading your history it appears that you might have developed thickening of the skin at the local area. The butt area is very prone for getting secondary infection. I advise you to not pinch or pop the area. You can apply cortisone cream. If itching is present then can take benadryl accordingly. Consult your dermatologist for checking the aggravating factor of the problem.
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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