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I see a black mark on my left leg from

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I see a black mark on my left leg from more than a year now. No pain, no itching, when I press with my finger in that area I feel little hard there. Initially, it was light and less visible but now I feel it's more dark and big when compare to a few months back. I have attached the picture for your review, can you please take a look and help me understand what's the issue? I hope it's not a concern but let me know and also suggest me ointment or medicine if needed.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Eczematous patch, topical steroid & moisturizing lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph.
It is looking like an eczematous patch.
It is nothing serious.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply a topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected area twice daily along with application of a moisturizing lotion on the entire leg twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
This will help in resolving it.
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 3 hours later
Thank you Doctor for the detailed answer, very helpful!

For topical steroid could you please suggest me product name I can easily get at Pharmacy stores.

Many thanks for your help again!
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Welcome!!

Detailed Answer:
You can apply tenovate cream or clop cream twice daily.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 13 minutes later
Amazing! thank you again. Wishing you a Happy New year (in advance).
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Welcome !!
All the best!!
Happy new year to you too!
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