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I require help on identifying a small skin legion (a few mm

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I require help on identifying a small skin legion (a few mm in diameter) on my back. I have close up photos to send.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
Welcome to justanswer.com and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Can you please share picture.
Is it painful to touch?
Any discharge through lesion?
How long has this been going on for?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not painful. I've been aware of it for months at least, probably much longer. It probably looks worse than usual because I was scratching it the other day...


 


Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer,
Thanks for providing quick additional information and sharing a clear image.
I need little more information-

Does it appear as dry, cracked skin that may bleed?
Do you have associated Itching, burning or soreness?
Is lesion covered with silvery scales?
Have you tried any medications for this lesion?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It's really never bothered me at all. I suppose I just started scratching it because it was there. So no itching, burning or soreness whatsoever.


 


It's on my back and hard to see (and very small), so I took the photo today and thought "well, that's look weird. what is it?" It's hard to comment on colour, but I think it's basically just skin colour, or slightly pink.


 


I've never tried any medication for it.

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.

It sounds to be related with skin condition- Eczema. It can be associated with itchy, dry, thickened lesion.
Other possibility could be Psoriasis, It could cause white silvery patch around lesion with associated itching.

Dermatitis could also cause such symptoms.
To treat this condition, please follow these measures-

When washing or bathing, keep water contact as brief as possible. You should Use less soap than usual.

1. You should mix 1% Cortisone cream with 1% Clotrimazole cream and apply over the affected area twice a day, and apply for at least 10 days.
2. You should take Tab Claritin 10 mg twice a day.
3. You should also use Calamine lotion for local application.
4. When washing or bathing, keep water contact as brief as possible.
5. Take tab Motrin 400mg twice a day. This will reduce inflammation of skin.
These all are OTC drugs.

Please follow above measure, for one week, and most of your symptoms would disappear.
Most likely, these symptoms are not related with any serious issue, and you would get cured in a week.

I hope this helps.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.











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