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Suggest treatment for thick dark coloured skin on the buttocks

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: I have thick skin (dark in color)near my butt crack (side).. been there for some time now..very small at first seems to be getting bigger, not itchy or pain in anyway...what do i need to do to get rid of it. I have asked this question here before and i was advised to use Clotrimazole 1% but it does not seem to help or release the problem instead it has been expanding. Please advice. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It seems to be a eczematous skin.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through the picture that you uploaded. It seems to be a eczematous skin condition known as dermatitis. There may or may not be sense of itching at the affected area and if left untreated it might spread more.

I would recommend use of steroid like clop or clovate or cosvate over the affected area twice daily. Wear cotton undergarments to prevent skin irritation and no need to apply dettol or savlon over the dark area. You should remove hairs around those area by applying hair removal cream and then apply steroid cream which will give good results within 7 days.

For better results, I would recommend you try this cream under a dermatologist guidance.

Thanks and regards,
Dr.sandipkabra
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Follow up: Dr. Sandip Kabra (5 hours later)
Hi Dr.Sandipkabra,
Thank you for you advice
out of clop or clovate or cosvate which would give the best result,
is there any particular name for the cream?

are these creams different from clotrimazole?
Thank you XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Colvate contains clobetasol a topical corticosteroid.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for the follow-up,

Clovate contains clobetasol,a topical corticosteroid, as a main ingredient which helps to reduce the eczematization of skin.

You should take or apply the cream under the guidance of dermatologist in order to have a best results.

The choice of brand names is depends on the treating doctor.

Thanks and regards,
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Suggest treatment for thick dark coloured skin on the buttocks

Brief Answer: It seems to be a eczematous skin. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through the picture that you uploaded. It seems to be a eczematous skin condition known as dermatitis. There may or may not be sense of itching at the affected area and if left untreated it might spread more. I would recommend use of steroid like clop or clovate or cosvate over the affected area twice daily. Wear cotton undergarments to prevent skin irritation and no need to apply dettol or savlon over the dark area. You should remove hairs around those area by applying hair removal cream and then apply steroid cream which will give good results within 7 days. For better results, I would recommend you try this cream under a dermatologist guidance. Thanks and regards, Dr.sandipkabra