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Forum Name: Dermatology Topics
|choccookies - Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:23 am||
For a few years now I've had three irregular brown/patchy lumps/bumps on my buttocks. Theyre about 1.5cm in length and 0.5cm in width. When pressure is applied they don't hurt much more than normal skin. They amost look like scars that are raised up.
What are they and how can I get rid of them?
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:28 am||
Hello,The commonest condition is tinea corporis ie fungal infections which cause such lesions and discoloration.You have not mentioned whether it itches or not.Sometimes there may not be itching in fungal infections.Though less common at this site, tinea versicolor ie a yeast like infection could cause a similar picture and would not itch.A visual examination would confirm the diagnosis.Treatment would comprise of antifungal cremes like canesten.Post inflamatory pigmentation may need the use of skin lightening cremes.Do consult your doctor and discuss the modalities after confirmation of diagnosis.Best wishes.
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