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All you need to know: Ashy Dermatosis

About

Ashy dermatosis refers to benign skin discoloration. It leads to of blue/grey patches which are usually seen on the face, neck, arms, and trunk.
Just about anyone anywhere in the world can be the victim of Ashy Dermatosis. It mostly tends to affect individuals from India or Latin America.

-Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
- Medical Treatments may be performed to rule out other diseases and skin conditions

Ashy Dermatosis is also known as Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans. It is a skin condition which leads to ashen gray or ashy gray-blue color skin patches that slowly grow. These patches usually start off small and slowly grow larger.
Ages affected: This skin condition can happen at any age.

Symptoms

Self Diagnosable: Skin Discoloration
Patches that are progressive ashy-gray, gray-brown or gray-blue macules can be seen.
Lesions vary in shape from oval to round to polycyclic and may be surrounded by a pale halo accentuating the ashen color.
The face, neck, trunk and proximal arms are common sites of involvement. They are usually in a symmetrical distribution.

Treatments

Unfortunately, the treatment for Ashy Dermatosis is currently unavailable.
Treatments that may help to improve the appearance include topical steroids, exposure to ultraviolet radiations, pigment laser and chemical peels.
Medication: In some cases, Ashy Dermatosis may be treated with some medicines such as antibiotics. However, there is no sure result of such medication.
Specialist: A professional must be contacted in case of Ashy Dermatosis. At mfine you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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