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Dermatology/Black spots on Ears, chin, and face!!!!!!


I woke up one day with a small dark patch around my chin I thought it would go away soon but after a few weeks it got worse then I got a rash on my left ear which got very itchy so I started to scratch then it progressed and got worse making a big black rash around my whole ear. A few weeks later I noticed a bump on my other ear but it's not as bad army left air. I also noticed black spots all over my face with a black bump on the side of my lips. Do you have any idea on what condition this might be? If so do you have any treatment or solution on it?

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma (eg, burns), and inflammatory diseases (eg, lichen planus, lupus erythematosus, atopic dermatitis).

PIH can also be seen following treatment with a number of electromagnetic devices such as ultrasound, radiofrequency, lasers, light-emitting diodes, and visible light, as well as secondary to microdermabrasion. Typically, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation is most severe in patients whose basal cell layer of the epidermis is disrupted such as lichenoid dermatoses or lupus erythematosus.

Treatment is with bleaching cream like Hydroquinone which is prescription.


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