Q. I have black patches on the periphery of feet. What can it be?

Answered by
Dr. Rashmi Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Apr 05, 2016

Hi doctor,

I have skin allergy on feet. Black patches on periphery of feet. Lack of moisture in those areas causing wide open cracks and even the flesh are exposed outside. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Kindly guide. Thank you.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Is the lesion present on both the feet? Do you have any itchy lesion anywhere else in the body? How long have you had it?
  • Judging by the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the limited history, I have come to the following conclusion.
  • Apply Halovate S (Halobetasol) cream over the affected areas at night time. Apply a good rich moisturizer during the daytime like Venusia Max.
  • Consult a dermatologist who can give you intralesional steroid injection for quicker resolution.
  • You can continue eating fish, chicken and meat. It is unrelated to the skin condition.

Follow up after 21 days to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

Hi doctor,

I have it on both the feet. I do not have anywhere else in the body. This condition was there for more than 10 years, but recently it got aggravated. Is this condition related to some hormonal changes or organ related problems? Please clarify.

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Your history concurs with lichen simplex chronicus.
  • Please keep applying the medications I have mentioned and revert back for review after 3 weeks about its improvement.

Follow up after three weeks to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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