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Experience:  MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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I also have ashy dermatitis and I'm concerned about the

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hi! I also have ashy dermatitis and I'm concerned about the discoloration and hyper pigmentation of the spots on my body. Is there anything I can do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


Is it possible for you to post a photo here?

Thank you.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have attached a photo of my current dark spots under my arms as well as a new spot that recently appeared, as you can see it is scaly
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.


Sorry for the delay. I had to do an emergency minor surgical procedure thus I could not respond you earlier. I apologize for your wait.

The best treatment here is Clofazimine (50 mg per day with the food) which is given orally. The other helpful measures are;

1) ultraviolet exposure (narrow band),

2) antihistamines,

3) griseofulvin,

4) chemical peels,

5) corticosteroids cream with 4% chloroquine,

6) vitamins,

7) isoniazid,

8) chloroquine.

9) dapsone; this may be given alone or combined with the other oral medications.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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