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Doctor insights on: Dark Discoloration Of Skin On Neck

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Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. ?

Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region. 
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? Hyperpigmentation: Darkened skin, for several reasons, post infection/ inflammation, side effect of creams ointments, side effect of a drug, (photosensitivity), etc.. See a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a small Bump under my skin in my neck area, it is a little discoloration. Just noticed it. Should I be worried?

I have a small Bump under my skin in my neck area, it is a little discoloration. Just noticed it. Should I be worried?

Depends.: It's hard to say without looking at it. Most lumps and bumps in young people are nothing to be concerned about. Unless you have a family history of skin cancer, it is hurting you or there are other associated concerning symptoms, I would give it a few weeks and if it's worsening or not gone have someone take a look at it. ...Read more

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I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

I'm noticing red circular blotches on the side of my neck. No other side effects other than skin discoloration. What could it be?

Various - see a doc: Could be anything from a skin fungus, to an irregular blood vessel formation, to a skin symptom of a systemic illness (auto-immune, viral, etc.) to a medication reaction. Even if it doesn't hurt or itch, a new unusual mark on the skin should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of skin discoloration on neck, chest, torso, and back?

How can I get rid of skin discoloration on neck, chest, torso, and back?

Skin discoloration : There are both over the counter and prescription formula creams that can get rid of skin discoloration. See your physician to determine which is the correct one for you. ...Read more

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I noticed a small, hard painless lump, probably about 1-2 cm in diameter on the floor of my mouth. No discoloration or other lumps on head or neck.

I noticed a small, hard painless lump, probably about 1-2 cm in diameter on the floor of my mouth. No discoloration or other lumps on head or neck.

Lump: May be anything from a blocked salivary duct to an area of minor wound healing to a benign or malignant lesion. Swelling should be examined and evaluated. Please call your Dentist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

Is it possible to have this condition without the velvety skin? I have the discoloration under my breast, around my whole neck and between butt & vag

?yeast: Under the breasts and in and around the groin are common areas for yeast infections to occur, but not the neck. Neck discoloration can be caused by cosmetics,jewelry or perfumes. I would try applying a cortisone cream to neck, and an antiyeast cream to the other regions. See a dermatologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My bf has dry skin around his neck & near forearm & bicep. Eczema? It looks dry & scaly .no discoloration.what could he use to help treat it/go away?

My bf has dry skin around his neck & near forearm & bicep. Eczema? It looks dry & scaly .no discoloration.what could he use to help treat it/go away?

First try vaseline: Hard to say if the skin is just very dry or it is eczema. Apply no soap to those areas, and showers should be short. No bathes and skipping a shower is a great idea. If all this does not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?

How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?

Hyperpigmentation: You need to see a dermatologist who can make a recommendation for the treatment. The post acne pigmentation can be treated with peels, topical bleaching agents, topical antioxidants and more importantly, treatment for the acne. The other issue may respond to a moisturizer called LacHydrin (lactic acid) or AmLactin. Additionally it may be a sign of hormone issues, especially if you are overweight. ...Read more

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Half of my neck is darker than the rest of my skin, what causes this?

Half of my neck is darker than the rest of my skin, what causes this?

Uncertain: Some people have darker skin on the side of their body that is next to a window in their car. This could include neck, face or arm (if in short sleeves). So a driver in the US might have darker skin on their left neck/ face. ...Read more

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I have black neck dark in compare with my another skin. It looks me dirty what should I do for it?

I have black neck dark in compare with my another skin. It looks me dirty what should I do for it?

Dark neck skin: Dark discoloration on neck skin could be from eczema, sun exposure, some inflammatory skin conditions or acanthosis nigricans. Acanthosis nigricans has a velvetty slightly thickened texture compared to normal skin. Neck and underarms are common places. It is associated with Insulin resistance, diabetes, being overweight. There are treatments for these conditions. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have a rigid line surrounding my neck? I have darker skin around it than my whole body.

Why do I have a rigid line surrounding my neck? I have darker skin around it than my whole body.

Ans: You should see your doctor for this. Is the darker pigment in the fold of the neck? Go see your doctor for you need to give a good history and you need a good exam ...Read more

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My skin is getting tan every time when i go out of my house at day and my neck is more darker than my face which sort of cream do you want me to use?

Sunscreen..: The wisest thing to do right now is to apply sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from damage from sunlight every time you are going to be outside for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Why is my skin on neck and face turning dark?

Why is my skin on neck and face turning dark?

Sun or other?: Sun exposure will hyperpigment the skin in sun exposed areas. There are also some medical conditions that can change skin color like addisons disease or acanthosis nigricans. See your doctor for an appropriate workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My 5 years old son just woke up with a very dry&dark skin on his neck what can I do pls?

? Allergy: Based on the description possibilities are drug allergy, ( sometimes can be a type called fixed drug eruption) or insect bite. Better to check with the doctor if not better or unwell. ...Read more

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I picked a scab off my neck and after two years the dark mark is still there, how do I get my skin to turn back to its original color?

Hyperpigmentation: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is common in individuals with darker skin types. Depending on the size and location you may be able to use medications like finacea, retin a, (tretinoin) or hydroquinone to lighten the discoloration. It is also critical to protect this skin from sun exposure. Check with your dermatologist for evaluation and tx recommendations. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my neck is dark and sometimes when i touch it it stings. It gets irritated when i scrub it. How can I fix this?

Acanthosis nigricans: If you are a female, see an endocrinologist for anvaluation for pcos., otherwise see a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck ?

What can cause a dark  skin pigmentation on my neck ?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am struggling with uneven skin tone problem my face and neck alone looking dark when compared with my body. I never taken any treatments.

I am struggling with uneven skin tone problem my face and neck alone looking dark when compared with my body. I never taken any treatments.

Sunscreen: Given the heat where you live and your skin type unless you wear sunscreen on your face everyday your face will be darker than the rest of your body since that is usually covered by clothes. ...Read more