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What causes a patch of thick skin on the back?

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Posted on Fri, 28 Oct 2016
Question: I have a patch on my back which is like thick skin and is been increasing but does not hurt or is not itchy. the skin in middle is thick. what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload an image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am Dr.Kakkar, Dermatologist. I'd request you to kindly upload an image. You can simply upload it at the reports section.

Awating..

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (5 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lichen simplex chronicus

Detailed Answer:
Hi

I suggest you to use a potent topical steroid cream e.g halovate ointment, 2x daily for 2-3 weeks.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a patch of thick skin on the back?

Brief Answer: Kindly upload an image Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am Dr.Kakkar, Dermatologist. I'd request you to kindly upload an image. You can simply upload it at the reports section. Awating.. Regards