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What Causes Brown Spots On The Abdomen?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: A line that goes around the tummy area of brown spots see picture
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Lichen planus pigmentosus or erythema dyschromicum perstans

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and there are few possibilities: either lichen planus pigmentosus or erythema dyschromicum perstans.
Both are chronic conditions of the skin.
Do you have any itching, burning or other complaints on these brown spots?
Are they present anywhere else on the body?
Do you have any other ailments or taking any medicines?
Kindly revert with the answers.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
No itching, appears only around upper tummy area, Taking no meds
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
LPP or EDP, topical steroid & capsule isotretinoin

Detailed Answer:
Looks like lichen planus pigmentosus( LPP) or erythema dyschromicum perstans ( EDP).
It is usually treated with potent topical steroids like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas along with low dose isotretinoin capsule.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see a doctor to get them.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (12 hours later)
Appears between my breast also
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Diagnosis and treatment remains the same

Detailed Answer:
The diagnosis and the treatment remains the same for the pigmentation between the breasts.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Brown Spots On The Abdomen?

Brief Answer: Lichen planus pigmentosus or erythema dyschromicum perstans Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic I have reviewed the attached photograph and there are few possibilities: either lichen planus pigmentosus or erythema dyschromicum perstans. Both are chronic conditions of the skin. Do you have any itching, burning or other complaints on these brown spots? Are they present anywhere else on the body? Do you have any other ailments or taking any medicines? Kindly revert with the answers. Regards Dr Asmeet