Q. How to Treat Dermatosis Neglecta?

Answered by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 17, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 18, 2019

Hi Doctor, I believe that I have dermatosis neglecta. I have not showered for one month. I usually take shower once in one or two months. I have gained a lot of weight in the past three years. So, doing normal things such as showering becomes a difficult task. My current medication is Accutane and Jolivette for birth control. How to get this treated? Please explain me.

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetology Dermatology Venereology

Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern.

  • Dermatosis neglecta is a condition that results from inadequate frictional cleansing leading to accumulation of corneocytes, sebum and sweat. It ultimately results in hyperpigmented patch or verrucous plaque.
  • As this disease can be easily treated by simple scrubbing with soap water and alcohol either passively or actively.

For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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