Foot Care (Podiatry) Expert Forum
The skin on the top of my foot has turned black
About This Forum:

Questions in the Foot Care (Podiatry) forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include: Athlete's feet, Bunions, Flat feet, Foreign body, Fractures/foot pain,Fungal infections, Hammertoes, Instability, Morton's Neuroma, Nail fungus, Pediatric curly toes, Pediatric in-toe gait (pigeon toe), Plantar fasciitis/heel pain, Sesamoiditis, Shin splints, Warts.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

The skin on the top of my foot has turned black

Hello,

I'm 19 and a college sophomore. Since I was in high school, a patch of skin on the top of my left foot has been growing darker and now it is completely black. (By the way, I'm AA, so my skin was already a milk chocolate color to begin with.) I've noticed a small patch of dark skin forming on my right foot as well. I  told my mom that I wanted to see a doctor about it, but she just thinks I can pray it away and won't pay for me to get a doctor's opinion. I just want to know what it is, what's causing it, and if I should be concerned. I've had dark patches on my skin before, but they've always gone away.
Related Discussions
681547_tn?1227149574
it sounds like you have granuloma annulare...this is a skin condition that occurs from irritation - like from shoes..sometimes, they can appear for no reason at all.
cortisone cream applied to the area twice daily can help.  sometimes, they will disappear on their own.
if there is history of skin cancer in the family, go see a dermatologist.  
good luck...i'll help you pray it away too! :)
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank