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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?
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
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
Recommend: Dermatologic assessment to determine cause and best treatment approach. ...Read more
What are possible causes for a very dark neck and a very dark bum compared to rest of the body? Thanks.
What to do if I have tried everything to get rid of dark neck and armpitswhat chemical peel work best and fast!!!!!!! please help?
I'm 19yr old girl wid pcos my insulin levels r proper, periods r regular but I hv dark neck, under breasts n bikini line how do I get rid of dark region?
Lower your insulin: You likely have a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans which is caused by Insulin resistance and is common in women with pcos and diabetes. Regardless of your Insulin levels on lab tests, it is still the most likely cause. You need to cut back on carbs, and if overweight lose weight. If you do not see improvement you need to see a hormone or skin doctor. ...Read more
I'm a medium brown black girl. 2006, had 1st chemical peel. Vitalize. Progressively my face has become darker than neck. Have I damaged my skin?
Possible: Check where you received your peel. It may improve with time. ...Read more
Got itchy red skin that spreads it becomes thick&dark on Neck and armpits. No clinic bcoz of typhoon. Is there OTC med I could buy? I'm fr phils
Keep it dry: Keep it dry you can use from over the counter hydrocortison cream and take banadryl at night to prevent you from itching ...Read more
Not sure if its eczema. But its itchy and gets dark on neck, tummy, back&ears. And it keeps coming back. Pls help?
Dermatology: You must be examined by a dermatoligt and treated based on evaluation. ...Read more
My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?
Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...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
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 ›
Have dark pigmentation on neck, armpits and inner thighs......Could you suggest any treatment? Age_23yrs
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
Have dark pigmentation on neck, armpits and inner thighs. I started having this when I was 14yrs old. I have polystic ovary and m fat 90 i;m 5'3 ht.
My 24 y/o, tan skinned boyfriend has a 3 mm size mole on the back of his neck, dark brown but has some darker brown pigmentation. Cause for concern?
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
My niece is 18. Had a menstrual cycle ONCE. Sleeps all the time. Overweight. Neck dark on back. PMD says thyroid normal. What is it? 2nd opinion?
Acanthosis nigricans: Is the darkness on the back of her neck. She has insulin resistance and PCOS She needs to see an endocrinologist and start treatment for this. She will be unable to lose weight until her insulin resistance is treated. Her periods will not normalize without addressing the hormonal imbalance she has. ...Read more
What is the best mode of topical treatment (Microdermabrasion/chemical peels) advisable for mild acanthosis nigiricans (neck, dark upper lips etc)?
No conclusive agents: Keratolytics and depigmenting creams have shown efficacy in the cosmetic treatment of acanthosis N. The definitive treatment is to find the underlying cause and treat that cause. Examples include tumor, obesity, and drug side effects. A few studies show the efficacy of dermabrasion. You need a Dermatology consult to discuss pros and cons of the various options and to localize the cause. ...Read more
Yes: Because of the hormonal influence, you get hyperpigmentations in the areas as you mentioned, some times over cheeks also. Will disappear after preganancy ends in matter of few wks to fe months. ...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
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
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