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Dark Discoloration Of Skin On Neck
Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is bleaching is good for removing dark particles from neck? will bleaching affects neck skin in future
Waste of time and $: consult a dermatologist/Get a more detailed answer ›
I want to ask why fat people have dark patches of skin aroumd neck ? Can this condition be gone if one looses adequate amount of weight?
Help me for.My skin around.My neck the skin is very dark and thick.It.Looks.Very ugly I have acronthis nigricans and have metformine medication?
Main thing: Weight loss will help improve this condition but it will be a slow process. Retin-a and Alpha hydroxy acids-urea creams may help also. ...Read more
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
? 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
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
I have a dark brown spot by my neck. I'm not outside much. I exercise a lot, take good care of my skin, and yesterday felt a spot on my neck?
Have it seen: Go see your doctor to look at it and make sure it is taken care of properly. Majority of these are benign and no problem; some need to be taken off. ...Read more
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
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
My 7 yo daughter has some dark scaly patches on her neck. She is caucasian with lightly tan skin. Does not itch or bother her at all.
Dark patches: She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi. My skin is discolored. Outter part of my face is darker along with dark spots my neck is dark. Waist up is a mixture. What can I do ?
Dermatologist: Best advice i can give without seeing the skin is to see a doctor and get a full skin exam. ...Read more
I have this patch of hair on the left side of the neck, below the ears. The skin is darker and there is hair on it. What is this unwanted hair?
Hairy nevus: It may be a hairy nevus. You can show it to your family doctor or dermatologist for more information. ...Read more
Hello, I have brown skin. I recently went hiking and my face and neck are now "darker" than the rest of my body. I want my lighter tone back. Help plz?
Lighter: Avoid the sun and it will fade. In he future wear sunblock. ...Read more
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
How do I treat the dark color of my facial skin.I have it light on my nose and cheeks but so dark on my neck and the bottom half of my cheeks.?
Dark skin coloration: You should see a doctor to find the cause of it as there are various things that can couse it. ...Read more
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