Q. I get pimples in my arms and wrist and it becomes dark on healing. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 27, 2020

Hi doctor,

I would like to seek assistance with regard to my concern in skin. There is a pimple appearing in my arms and around my wrists. I am now using a sulfur soap. I am wondering why this happens. If the pimples were healed, it leaves marks that make my arm and wrists dark. I want to have normal skin. I was looking forward to take antibiotics but I do not know what to take. Please help. I will attach a photo of my arms for your look.



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I have seen the photo. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any history of hypertension and diabetes? Please send a few more photographs taken from different angles.

Thank you doctor,

I think it is more than six months now. But now it became itchy and sometimes has pus on it like acne. Our family has no history of diabetes. My dad has hypertension. Other areas affected are just both arms. I hope you can help me with some medicines.



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I have seen the pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

You are suffering from folliculitis. It is mainly bacterial in origin.

You need to take the following medications.

Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 20 days, tablet Xyzal (Levocetirizine) 5 mg once daily for 20 days, T bact ointment twice daily over the lesion, Venusia max lotion overall affected area.

Sometimes this disease is very chronic and is relapsing in nature, in such case whole blood workup is required to rule out any other cause behind it.

I hope this helps.

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