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Dark brown colored patches on leg since long

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Black patches on legs , since last 2-3 years i have a dark brown colour patch on my leg
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in Pigmentation Problems
Answered by Dr. Gaurang Krishna 2 hours later
Thanks for writing in.

What you are suffering from may be lichen simplex chronicus.

It is a type of eczema which gets worse with continuous scratching.

The black and brown marks around them are post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

My suggestion is to use a superpotent steroid and 3 % salicylic acid combination ointment twice daily for a fortnight. Then once daily for a month.

You will get a lot better.

After resolution of the lesions use a lot of moisturiser to prevent recurrence.

I will be available for any further questions you have.

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Follow-up: Dark brown colored patches on leg since long 23 minutes later
Thanks doctor please let me know about the trade name of the ointment to be used .
Answered by Dr. Gaurang Krishna 14 hours later

I am sorry I am not allowed to prescribe brand names here as this medicine is not supposed to be sold without a doctor's prescription.

you will have to see a dermatologist personally for that.

I wish I could have helped you in this, but it is a rule.

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