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Question: Brown/red spots on legs no itch/pain

 anvo - Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:39 am

It doesnt hurt or itch , i also do have fungal infection on my leg (im using ketoconazole 20mg/g ). ive applied the cream on these brown/red spots too but it doesnt fade away. the fungal infection didnt fade away as well but its getting better after using the cream for maybe 10days. The brown/red spots doesnt have a bum or anything , its just annoying to see it. the skin on these spots seems dry.These spots only had a few at first probably 4months back. Now its spreading around my legs and its only my legs . Any idea what it is? i'll attached pictures
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:18 am

User avatar Hello,These circumscribed areas of non itchy brownish slightly scaly lesions are likely to be post inflammatory in origin.The possible cause may be pityriasis rosea,which is said to have a viral origin.
The typical rash would begin on the trunk,the larger one known as herald patch.Sometimes it can be atypical.The condition is self limiting and may leave behind pigmentation.
This pigmentation would resolve in time but persistent ones may need depigmenting cremes.
It is ideal to get a dermatological opinion.Best wishes.


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