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Having black spots all over body. Is there any medicine to cure this disease?

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Dear Dr.

I am Indian my skin colour is light dark, I have black spots in my body especially at root of the body hair. It is spreading all over the body like arms, shoulder, back etc. right now I am not taking any medicines for this. Kindly advise to cure this disease. Thanks in advance.
Posted Sat, 2 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 46 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

Black dots at the root of hair can be due to following reasons.

1.Lichen planopilaris.- This is an autoimmune condition where there occurs pigmentation around hair follicle, sometimes itchy.
2.Follicular atrophoderma.- In this condition, there occurs follicular pigmentation with slight depression of skin.
3.Amyloidosis.- This is an abnormality of protein metabolism, where sheets of pigmentation is seen. usually asymptomatic but sometimes itchy.
4.Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.- This occurs following a bacterial folliculitis.

Now to differentiate between above conditions, a biopsy is must.

Here are my suggestions..
1.You could probably post a picture of the lesion, so that I can comment specifically. You have a feature to upload the picture by yourself on the right side of this query page.
2.If possible XXXXXXX a Dermatologist, as I mentioned earlier, biopsy is must to find out an exact cause.

Wishing you a good health.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Having black spots all over body. Is there any medicine to cure this disease? 7 hours later
Dear Dr.

I have uploaded 2 pictures of my right arm which containing black dots. It is persisting for more than 3 years but no itching.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 48 minutes later
Thanks for the photographs.

It is quiet a simple condition, known as keratosis pilaris.
Don’t worry and there is no need for biopsy.

Apply ointment silkee (urea +lactic acid) or ointment cotaryl, which ever you get, twice daily. You will get relief in a month’s time.

Hope I answered your query.
If you find it useful, kindly rate the discussion before closing it.

Wishing you good health .
Thank you.
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