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Dark, dry, flaky reoccuring patch on my chin
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Dark, dry, flaky reoccuring patch on my chin

I am African American and I get dark patches that are usually mild to bad around my chin (sometimes around the parenthesis of my mouth also ). It comes and goes and will last weeks and sometimes months. It flakes and when I try to really scrape it off it comes of looking like  dark dandruff that wont rub in. It then clears up and comes back. This patch of dry discolored skin doesn't itch, bleed or puss. It doesn't even hurt.  Why does  this  area keep reoccurring and whats causing my chin  to be dark ,scaly, and dry? How do I get rid of it once and for all? Thanks :)

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