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Dark Mark On Neck
I'm an African American and I have dry rashes on my neck. It's dark and it's a long dark mark on my neck with some dark circles on my neck.
Hyperpigmentation: Dark patches on the back of the neck can be caused from a number of inflammatory conditions such as nickel sensitivity, fungal infections and eczema. Acanthosis nigrans is a skin condition of hyperpigmentation, and can be associated with increased risk of diabetes. A visit with your doctor is in order to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more
Dark circles on skin, not risen. Just skin discoloration. On upper back, neck, and groin region.
Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see your regular doctor first. ...Read more
Suddenly a couple of blue purplish spots appeard on my back. Two quite dark. Rest looks faded.. What is it?
Send us image: Not sure what those are without seeing them. Send us an image. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor: This is most consistent with tinea versicolor (not tinea corporis or "ringworm") which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to neck, chest, & back. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruises: These are hemorrhages underneath your skin resulting from rupture of fragile dermal vessels due to vitamin deficiency or trauma or perhaps even due to blood coagulation factor deficiency. If these bruises are localized and disappear in a few days, they are probably due to trauma. If they are generalized, recurrent and persistent, i suggest you see your doctor for further examination and testing. ...Read more
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
Ecezma: Hi BeroR Numular ecezma appears with coin sized lesions. This is what first came to mind. Can you have someone take a photo? Dr Lori Lange-Pennsylvania ...Read more
Not sure: Some with darker complexions can have areas of pigmentation in the mouth particularly on the gums next to teeth. The old mercury dental amalgams could leave a gray area on the tissue next to the tooth. Melanoma can occur in the mouth but rarely. I suggest you see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more