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What can cause brown spots and patches appearing at my ankle and shin? (photo)

Skin, Hair & Nails

I’m a 38 female. I realised that there are some brown marks and discolouration on my shin. What could be possible causes for this?

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

There are a few possibilities for this appearance such as capillaritis, eczema or a vasculitis.

It will be best for you to visit a trusted dermatologist so that we can ask you some questions and have a closer look at your skin before deciding on the most appropriate management.

Usually simple measures such as topical creams will suffice. Occasionally stronger medicines or a skin biopsy may be needed. 

Hope this helps. 

Best regards 

Dr Stephanie Ho, Dermatologist 


Dr Stephanie Ho

Stephanie Ho Dermatology

PACIFIC PLAZA, #08 - 05
9 SCOTTS ROAD
Singapore 228210


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