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How to deal with Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

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This is a harmless skin condition characterized by small black and brown spots on the skin.
More common among people with dark skin; fair-skinned people are at a lower risk.

- Commonly found around the cheekbones and eyes
- May also affect the face, neck, chest, and back
- Some people may have a few isolated spots while others may have more
- May be hereditary in some cases
- Although they are not dangerous, they are itchy, irritating, and aesthetically unappealing
- Normally they are called moles, but they are not moles
- The doctor may take a skin sample from the affected area and observe it under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis
This condition affects women more commonly than men.

SYMPTOMS

Self-diagnosable
A clinical examination by a skin specialist is required.
Patients may experience
- Itchy dark spots that may appear on the face, chest, neck, and back
- The spots may be flat or hang off the skin like a tag

TREATMENT

Self-care
This may not require any active treatment. Once the patient notices such spots, a medical opinion may be sought.

Medication
In some cases, the bumps caused by Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra can be surgically removed with topical anesthesia using techniques like curettage, electrocautery cryosurgery, or laser treatment.

Specialist
A dermatologist will be able to guide you regarding treatment. Contact our helpful and efficient healthcare professionals at mfine to decide the best course of action.

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Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

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Primecare Hospital

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Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

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KIMS Hospital

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Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

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