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I have a patch of skin near my ankles that

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a patch of skin near my ankles that is discolored (I am fair skinned and the patch is dark brown).

It is not a mole, it is flat with a scale like feel.

It is the size of a nickel.

I first noticed it in April. Since then it has changed color (originally all dark brown- now the center is lighter).
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 7 minutes later
It has changed color as well (originally dark brown- now dark brown with a lighter center).
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Frictional keratoses, topical steroid, moisturising cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs.
It is looking like a patch of friction keratoses.
Do you have itching, burning or any other complaints on the patch?
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily along with regular application of a moisturizing cream on both the feet 2-3 times in a day for 2-3 weeks.
Steroidal preparations are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 6 hours later
It has very occasional itching in the beginning but I haven’t had any other complaints about the patch other than the color and feel.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks like frictional keratoses

Detailed Answer:
It is looking like frictional keratoses.
Apply potent topical steroid along with moisturizing cream.
This should resolve it.
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