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Brown Spots On The Back Of The Neck
I recently noticed light brown spots on the back of my neck. There are about 9 of them and they look like birth marks. What could they possibly be?
Tinea: Tinea versicolor usually occurs in teens, it is a fungal infection of the skin, commonly occurs on neck, back and chest. There are different treatment options including oral medication, but the first line should be 2.5% selenium sulfide shampoo/lotion. Of course see your PMD for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?
Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?
Calculus?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck. ...Read more
Small bald spot front of hair last two months, I think from pony tails so I've stopped. Still thinning though and now rash on back of neck hairline.
Doctor can evaluate: Spots can be due to allergic, viral, or fungal causes. Sometimes spots are sensitive skin eczema, or due to aging or sun exposure. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) should look at it if it doesn't go away, or it worsens, with simple treatment. Simple treatment of an itchy spot means trying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream three-times-a-day for about 5 days. ...Read more
I have these brown spots on my neck and on the back of it. They are these brown tan patches and it looks like I am getting more as the years go by.
Caucasian xx. Light brown spots on chest and shoulders, irregular, itchy from water or sweat. Had them 20 years. Now on my back and neck. Otc trtmts?
Spots for 20y: After 20 years, you want to treat them? You need a diagnosis first. Go see a dermatologist to see what you have! ...Read more
Many Things: Any skin condition requires visualization in order to properly diagnose and treat. Without seeing it, some ideas are that it could be freckles, or sun spots. Also, there is a particular skin fungus called tinea versicolor that can leave light or dark spots on the skin commonly on upper body. A little more information is needed. Have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
It depends: Reddish brown skin spots could be caused by many different things, and you really will need a medical professional to see and probably feel them (are they raised or flat, evenly colored, rough, soft, firm, etc.). The treatment will depend entirely upon what type of spots they are. ...Read more
I have a brown spots all over my neck and my dad thinks it's dirt but it won't come off when scrubbed. I wear a nickel plated necklace cross everyday?
Possibly an allergy: Nickel is a very common allergy, so that is a definite possibility. You might try wearing no necklace for a while to see if that makes a difference. There are some other "brown spot" rashes that can occur on the neck, but that would be a good thing to try first. Good luck to you! ...Read more
It may not be: Due to sweat. If I had to say, it may be pigmentation increases that may be due to elevated insulin. Not sure but if you have a family hx of type 2 diabetes, say, and could stand to lose weight, look up acanthosis nigricans to see if that fits ur description. Good luck, it's improvable if that is the case, may consider endocrinologist but see pcp first. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old, Dark brown spots on my neck, no effects or itch, it might be spreading I don't know, I've tried olive oil but don' work, what is this?
Rashes are very hard to diagnose without photograph.
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Otherwise, I would suggest seeing a dermatogist or your pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read more
I have these weird light brown spots under the breasts and on the upper stomach and neck. What could they be and how do I get rid of them?
More than likely you have a superficial fungal infection called tinea versicolor.
Treat with otc antifungal creams such as lotrimin or micatin (miconazole) twice daily for four weeks then retreat one day a month to keep it from recurring. If this does not work see your dermatologist. ...Read more
My neck has brown spots, my chest is red and wrinkly, and my face has wrinkles, brown spots, and redness. Should I do fraxel laser or ipl?
After an evaluation, your dermatologist will advise you on the treatment options and and the benefits of each in your particular case.
You may even need both. Sunscreen is very important in prevention of future recurrence. ...Read more
I have pcos and noticed a dark brown spots between my breast spreading more how can I get rid of this? Also on my neck
Hard to get rid of: Google "acanthosis nigricans." controlling your weight and blood sugar can help stop the discoloration from spreading, but any attempts to eliminate the hyperpigmentation you already have will require a prescription or a procedure. Maybe a good dermatologist could help. ...Read more
Throat problem: There are many problems that can occur in the throat, so get checked. Spots of all colors can occur. A brown spot may simply represent dried mucous or prior difficulty with a nose bleed. Could be irritation from viral or bacterial infection although these are usually red or orange. You could have some non-infectious irritation from, say, post-nasal drainage (allergies) or even from reflux. ...Read more
Having pain in node a week ago and it's enlarged. Went to doctor and got antibiotic, no other symptoms, now brown spots on throat, worried.
Diagnosis: You noted an enlarged painful lymph node. Your doctor gave you antibiotics. You now have brown spots in your throat. Your doctor gave you a diagnosis. You should ask what that was and write it down. For a painful enlarged lympn node your doctor is concerned about a bacterial infection. Maybe from an injury or a bite? If the lymph node pain goes away that is good. Follow up is important ...Read more
Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.
Can't diagnose: Based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more
White spots on back: I recently saw some water drop size white spots on my back and ignored them. They are multiplying, now on my neck, an chest. Help?
No sore throat just neck ache. Runny nose. Tiny white spots on back of uvula. One on tip of tongue went away with salt water. Looks like herpangina?
Please stop: Please stop trying to diagnose yourself. If you have Herpangina you would probably also have an acute fever. You can't see the back of your Uvula without putting a mirror behind it. Your symptoms suggest an infection, so go see your Family Physician. Let him/her do the diagnosis and treatment plan. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more
Non-itchy/raised brown spots on back, spread to chest & stomach. Biopsy shows overproduction of plasma cells; blood tests all normal. What to do next?
You need: To consult with a hematologist, a blood specialist. This could be something serious. ...Read more
Non-itchy/raised brown spots on back, spread to chest & stomach. Biopsy shows overproduction of plasma cells; bone marrow biopsy normal. Next steps?
Characterize cells: What you report is not definitive. Is this a plasma cell-rich inflammatory process, or is it a multifocal plasma cell tumor? The pathologists can investigate the cells to determine if they are of mixed clonal origin (benign) or monoclonal (meaning all derived form a single parent, usually a sign of a cancer). This can be done by evaluating the surface light chain expression. ...Read more
No: If new could be irritated hair follicles, if old can be sun damage-need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My daughter started to itch back of neck no lice but the red spots aare now as far down as shoulders. What could this be?
Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the rash? Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing! ...Read more
Rash on back of neck no pain but itching had shingles before. Itches but not all the time and no pain but on one side. I do pull out my hairs in that area rash is red?
Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?
Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. Http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more
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