Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra

Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis is among the most commonly occurring skin conditions around the place. The skin condition is more noticed in blacks and it is rarely noticed in whites. Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis does not lead to any cancer in the least; it is completely benign. This means you can leave it on your skin without any fear of it leading to cancer. It normally appears on the faces of the affected individuals. It comes up in the form of asymptomatic papules. They are usually in multiples and they are generally small in size. The hyperpigmentation tends to discolor the skin of the affected persons. Aside the cosmetics problem, it does not have any health problem at all.

The source of Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis is completely unknown and medical researches are still ongoing on how it all came to being. It had been discovered however that the skin condition can be transferred from parents to their offspring. The numbers of individual that are affected by the skin condition are on the increase.   Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis had never been known to cause any death or other health problems.

If a black person has lighter skin, Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis is not likely to come up on the person, but some of these individuals too end up with Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis. It had been discovered that Asians too have the skin condition. There is however no exact incidence rate among them.  Researches showed that females end up with the skin condition more than males.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis had been discovered to come up more frequently on adolescents. Any one younger than 7 years old is rarely known to end up with it. As one grows older, the chances of having the skin condition increases. The skin condition starts appearing on the face at puberty. The size and the number increase from there.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra keratosis usually appears with dark brown color. It can also be black in color. It looks flattened and firm. It measures between 1 and 5mm in diameter. The skin condition is common on the face. But it had also been discovered on other places like the neck, the chest and the back.


When you notice the skin condition on your skin, you may not bother about getting it removed; since it is never known to have any side effect whatsoever. You can then decide to leave it alone. But the pigmentation of Dermatosis papulosa nigra can be treated using simple topical creams.


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