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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.

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

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I have dark marks on my neck, between thighs, under my armpits and breasts. And I don't have diabetes. How can I solve this problem?

I have dark marks on my neck, between thighs, under my armpits and breasts. And I don't have diabetes. How can I solve this problem?

Dark marks: This can be particularly difficult to determine without viewing the marks and their distribution. Diabetes was a good thought. Glad you don't have it. Pigmentation in skin folds can for example occur in Addison's disease but more common might be what we call post inflammatory hyperpigmentation where there has been a rash like eczema. ...Read more

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Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Wtich hazel: Not necessarily. If you have a lesion on the back of the neck it may not remove it. However, it is a lot like alcohol when used as a wipe - and could remove soil marks. Please see this site for more info:
http://www. Witchhazeluses. Org/. ...Read more

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I have dark marks on my back neck and between breast... I want to get rid of them. How?

I have dark marks on my back neck and between breast... I want to get rid of them. How?

Bleaching/laser/peel: Unfortunately it is not that easy getting rid of freckles, a genetic trait that is intensified by sun exposure. Otc bleaching cream such lustra (hydroquinone) may help. Chemical peels/laser treatments are more effective but often costly. You must minimize sun exposure otherwise it will re-darken. Of course, covering make-up provides instant improvement! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why my neck is darker and oily?

Poikiloderma of civa: Poikiloderma of civatte is probably the condition you are described as seen in the image here. Gentle exfoliation, sunblock, and laser treatments may help. ...Read more

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I have a dark neck and underarms I've tried everything to clear it but nothing works. Is there anything I could use to help it?

I have a dark neck and underarms I've tried everything to clear it but nothing works. Is there anything I could use to help it?

Acanthosis Nigricans: What you are describing is not going to be solved with anything topical. It typically occurs in individuals younger than 40, may be genetically inherited, and is associated with obesity or endocrinopathies - hypothyroidism, acromegaly, polycystic ovary disease, insulin-resistance, or Cushing's disease. See your doctor for exam & potential "treatments" depending on cause. Weight loss often helps. ...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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My neck and face is getting dark?

My neck and face is getting dark?

Many causes: Persons with darker skin complexions have many causes for the neck & face to be getting darker. ...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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Dark ring around neck? I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

Dark ring around neck? I scrub and clean it daily. Tested negative for diabetes

Acanthosis nigricans: It sounds like you are describing a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans. This appears as darkened, velvety skin around the base of the neck, also in the axilla. It is typically associated with Insulin resistance. You don't necessarily have to have diabetes, but would be at increased risk for developing diabetes. If you are overweight, weight loss can be helpful to treat it. ...Read more

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Dark spots on face and neck?

Dark spots on face and neck?

Facial darkness: Providing a more more detailed description or better yet a picture will get a more accurate answer. Could be many things. Regardless, minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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How to whiten my backside neck? Its really dark.

How to whiten my backside neck? Its really dark.

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dark neck?

How do I get rid of my dark neck?

Need more info...: Cosmetic lightening can be done with topical products such as quinones that target melanin production--but can have detrimental long-term effects. Causes of darker skin on your neck should be looked into--such as acanthosis nigricans which can be a sign of endocrine problems such as diabetes. Identifying and treating the underlying cause is always the best approach. ...Read more

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How to treat dark neck and stretch marks?

How to treat dark neck and stretch marks?

Eval: Treatments: Please see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for evaluation. Possible treatments include fractional laser resurfacing, dermabrasion & medication (i.e., retinoids). ...Read more

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What can I do to address the dark spots on my neck?

What can I do to address the dark spots on my neck?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

Can be: Acanthosis nigracans-
see dermatologist; can happen in type 2 diabetes

but usually a band not patches, so do see dermatologist to be sure nothing else going on. ...Read more

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Why do my elbows and neck look so dark and dirty? I am constantly scrubbing them.

Why do my elbows and neck look so dark and dirty? I am constantly scrubbing them.

Scrubbing is bad!: Darker skin, called hyperpigmentation, can be due to over-scrubbing! So stop it. Be gentle. Use a mild unscented soap. People with dry skin or eczema, on elbows especially, have sensitive skin & trauma &a harsh or scented soaps & lotions can make things worse & skin darkens as it heals. See your doc for treatment including lightening of skin, after restoring skin to a healthy state with treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dark neck. How I can get a rid of it. These darks spots starts when I was 14?

I have a dark neck. How I can get a rid of it. These darks spots starts when I was 14?

Recommend: Dermatologic assessment to determine cause and best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Dark green spots on my neck. Looks like lotta but like black and blue. What can be the cause.

Dark green spots on my neck. Looks like lotta but like black and blue. What can be the cause.

Strange: This is rather strange requires a picture or visualization. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...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 is my neck little darker than my face? Is there any solution to it? Any cream which I can use?

Why is my neck little darker than my face? Is there any solution to it? Any cream which I can use?

Looking attractive: Is something we all like. Nothing will change the tone of your skin. Being a good person who treats others the way she would like to be treated and is neat and clean is most attractive. The more we can get away from judging others by superficial things like skin tone, the happier we all will be, in my opinion. Peace and good health. ...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 4 year old son has a temputer and he keeps saying his neck hurts and his wee is really dark please help?

My 4 year old son has a temputer and he keeps saying his neck hurts and his wee is really dark please help?

Call Pediatrician: Please sign off of this app and call or page your pediatrician. Please know what the temperature of your child's fever is if you can. ...Read more