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Ashy Dermatosis(EDP)

hi, I developed a small ash colored spot on my left arm during the pregnancy and it slowly spread and now my entire arms have become grey in color and now it's spreading on my neck and face. I checked with several doctors but none advised any biopsy but concluded it's ashy dermatosis(also called EDP). I was told that it's a auto immune disease and there is no cure for it. It's slowly spreading to my face and i'm getting darker and darker day by day along with this skin hyper pigmentation spreading throughout my body. Does anyone have this problem and are there any treatments available for this disease?
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I have a similar case. I am 23 years old light brown girl from Egypt and I developed similar symptoms since 2008. I started getting large brown patces in my back, then my thigh, pelvis & neck..They seem flat non-itchy & painless. I visited dermatologists which performed a biopsy and diagnosed it as ashy dermatosis..I tried some creams but no improvement. The medications prescribed by the doctors is also not showing any change..
On average a new patch appears every 3-6 months..
If you found a good treatment, kindly reply back. I'll also do the same for all related forums if found a cure..
Wishing us a speedy recovery.
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I have been diagnosed with ashy dermatosis. It started out a few spots on my neck. It is now all over my neck area, and around my mouth. I was just wondering if you had ever found a cure. I've been told there was nothing that could be done.
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I have also been diagnosed with EDP (ashy dermatosis).  It started on my back approx. 4 years ago, and now has spread to my entire body, with the exception of my face.  My neck it covered in it entirety.  I have been on several medications (pills) and numerous creams -- unfortunately, with no success, just bad side effects.  I am now undergoing photo therapy, which consists of me being placed in a light box 3 times per week, and it seems to be doing the job.  January will make a year since I began this treatment and with God's help, I have not had any additional outbreaks & the present spots are getting lighter.
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