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Skin is becoming hard and dark. Using Lobate's ointment. Healing time?

hi My skin especially on the fingers becoming hard and also turning to black.i was asked by a doctor to use a moisturizer first and apply lobate s (ointment) daily twice on it (moisturizer) at the effected part will this medicine prescribed. will it reduce my problem? how many days it will take? is it possible to regain the original color ans smoothness.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Thickening and darkening of knuckles could be due to acanthosis nigricans , frictional injury, eczema or dryness.
The treatment suggested by your doctor is apt and will definitely give you results. Emollients reduce dryness, make skin soft while steroid and salicylic acid will reduce pigmentation and thickening of skin. However it would be difficult to predict the time required to get desirable results.
Hope that answers your query.
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