Black Patches

Black patches or dark spots on the skin occur due to increased secretion of melanin. Black patches may be caused due to sunburn, hormonal changes, medical side effects, wound healing, inflammation, irritation to cosmetics, diabetics, etc. They are removed with the help of laser treatment, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, cryotherapy, skin lightening creams, etc.

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How do I control the darkening around my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have blackening around my mouth since two months and it is not fading. I went to Dermatologist, she prescribed me a deepwhite cream. But it is not working. What should I do? Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Keep applying that cream plus start taking tablet Folic acid twice a day for 10 days, then make it once a day for next two weeks. Cranking around lip corners occur due to deficiency of Multivitamins, Folic acid and winter season can also be a reason. As far as home reme...  Read Full »

My genital area has white and black spot with foul smell. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, What is this black mark and white spot? I am 20 years old virgin and really worried about this. It is not itchy or painful but whatever it takes I want to get rid of it. Also my penis and scrotum has turned very dark and I want to get back the original color. And the whole area has too...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the available photographs and your description (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the available details it feels the problem is due to poor hygiene. I have commonly observed that people while taking bath forget their private parts...  Read Full »

I have had dark patches and spots on my forehead and face. What is the treatment for this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had dark patches and spots on my forehead and face. Also, I had dark circles and wrinkles in the undereye. Kindly suggest some medicine for these, especially free from paraben and steroids and other than laser treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest the following: Apply Kojivit plus cream (Kojic acid dipalmitate) at night for 20 days. Apply Vitamin C serum and Glyco 6 (Glycolic acid) cream (mixture in small amount) in the evening for 20 days. Wash your face with a f...  Read Full »

Is the black patch on the abdomen age spot or mole?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed a black spot or patch on the abdomen while taking bath. I want to take your opinion on this. What kind of spot is it? Is it age spot or mole or something else? I am a 39-year-old male and I take medicines for BP and thyroid as well for quite long. I am attaching pictures...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), need some more clear pictures. By the picture, it is a simple melanocytic naevus. No need to worry. Keep it under observation for every six months by taking a photograph and comparing it. It is very v...  Read Full »

I have black marks and pimples on one side of my face. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have black marks and pimples on my face.There are black patches and pigmentation on one side of the face for a long time.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest the following treatment: Apply Kojic (Kojic dipalmitate, Potassium azeloyl diglycinate) cream at night on the dark patch for 20 days. Wash face with Ahaglow (aloe vera, Acrylate copolymer, Sodium laureth sulfate) face wash twice daily for 20 days. Take the tabl...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old girl with black spots on my body due to eczema. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old female, and ever since I was a child, I have had eczema all over my body, and I took medications for it. However, now I have a lot of black spots all around my body, and I do not know what to do. It is just like my normal skin, but it is like black patches.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your file (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is called PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). Any skin condition, after it heals, leaves dark spots. It subsides over the years, or the process can ...  Read Full »

How can the white patch on my forehead be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a growing white patch on my forehead for a month now. I visited my PCP and she thought it was either vitiligo or a fungal infection. She gave me a Ketoconazole shampoo and ointment. Then I visited a dermatologist to see if it was vitiligo. She used a wood lamp and she confir...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted your concern and I have viewed the attachment images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It certainly does not look like vitiligo. I will keep a possibility of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation secondary to an underlying seborrheic dermati...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female with black and red spots on my legs that are not healing despite taking medicines. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female, and there are black and red spots, sores, or red puffy marks on my body, especially on the legs. I have attached the pictures for your reference. I consulted a few dermatologists, who suggested a few creams and medicines, but there were no changes. I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have seen the photographs, and this condition is known as Lichen planus (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It presents as itchy, polygonal, flat lesions, mostly seen on the legs, flexor arms,...  Read Full »

How can I overcome the itchiness and irritation that I experience due to the big black patch on my buttocks and thighs?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a big black patch on my buttocks and thighs. Sometimes, I experience itching and irritation in that area. I took medications to get rid of it, but it keeps repeating. I applied neem oil and antifungal cream to the affected area. I am taking the capsule Itrasys 100 mg and the tabl...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you apply Luliconazole cream twice daily for four weeks, Abzorb T (Terbinafine) cream for 20 days, and use a Dersil AF (Ketoconazole) body wash twice daily for two months (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their conse...  Read Full »

What can be done for black, non-itchy patches over the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have black patches over the legs. It is not itching. Please explain what it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer a few questions for better help. I need to know the duration of these patches. Please tell me whether they are flat or elevated and their number. Are you on any medication? Are there any dilated veins on your legs? Also, please let me know your age....  Read Full »

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