Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

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Will DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra) decrease on using sunscreen?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having black colored few tiny lumps on my face near my eyes. I think it is DPN. It is increasing. It started two years ago. What is the treatment for it? Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. But there are no attached photographs in your message. If it is DPN (dermatosis papulosa nigra), it will need electrocautery or CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the a...  Read Full »

Please suggest the most effective procedure to remove DPN from the face.

Query: Hi doctor,I am planning to remove the DPN present on my face. What is the most effective procedure? I heard that electrocautery and carbondioxide laser helps to manage it. Which of these two procedures has the best outcome? Is there a better procedure other than these two?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to DPN (dermatosis papulosis nigra) is often removed effectively using electric cauterization as it requires less number of sittings and it is cost-effective. DPN removal using cauterization takes around two sittings as they take only one side of the face at a time or ...  Read Full »

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