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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is friction melanosis?

This is a condition where repeated rubbing of skin with towels causes discoloration .

Symptoms of friction melanosis

  • Dark spots on skin

  • Skin abnormality

Questions your doctor may ask to check for friction melanosis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose friction melanosis

  • Do you have skin darkening?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

Treatment for friction melanosis

Avoid rubbing the skin with rough or sharp materials. This discoloration may not fully disappear.

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