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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
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
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
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
Several reasons: They may range from acanthosis nigricans to addison's - see your doctor. ...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
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
Hello, I have a dark ring around my neck. I am wondering what would be the cause of it? Recently in the past three years I have put on some weight, it started at the back of my neck first an now its formed a ring. I am wondering if its diabetes? Also I sw
Acanthosis: Nigricans, more freq in females with polycystic ovaries ...Read more
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
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
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
Depends: On what is causingf it!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Recommend: Dermatologic assessment to determine cause and best treatment approach. ...Read more
Strange: This is rather strange requires a picture or visualization. Consult Healthtap with pictures or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment ...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
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
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 ›