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Has developed small blackish patches on back and leg. Solution?

my mom aged 48yrs, has developed some small blackish patches on the back of her left leg.these patches occassionally itches. she is on regular antihypertensive medication . i have shown her to a dermatologist who prescribed her :fluconazole400(1 tab per week for 4weeks), propysalicNF ointment(twice daily for 10days, then once daily for 10 days) and an antihistaminic(1 tab daily for 2weeks). now the patches don t itch but the black patches are still there any solution to the patches.plz help??
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your mom seems to have lichen simplex chronicus.

It is a type of eczema, in which the lesions are tough,dry,blackish and itchy.

Psychological stress can exacerbate the lesions.

Tell her to avoid soap bath.

Antihistaminics may be continued for long time.

Excessive rubbing and scratching increases black color.

Apply mometasone cream.

The color may fade after few months.

However, you consult dermatologist.

I hoe you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 14 Sep 2013
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