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Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Will face eventually: These often take several years to fade. I hope your acne is being managed; especially when it is on the trunk, it usually requires systemic treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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What causes dark spots on my back?

What causes dark spots on my back?

DARK SPOTS ON BACK: Do these spots itch? How long have you had them? How dark are they? If they are tan, it may be a condition known as tinea versicolor. I would need a picture and a little more of a history. Male or female? Age? Tinea versicolor is relatively easy to treat, although very often it can recur and last for years. It is also mildly contagious, but not serious. ...Read more

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I need a solution from having a dark spots at the back.Most of the back area is coverd with darkness.This is from generations.Please suggest remedies?

I need a solution from having a dark spots at the back.Most of the back area is coverd with darkness.This is from generations.Please suggest remedies?

Melanocytes: The dark spots on your back are congenital melanocytes. They are also known as mongolian blue spots.They are benign in origin and appear in dark skined people. Udually no therapy is indicated. ...Read more

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Skin, itching problem as well as "dark spots" on my back. How to treat this?

Skin, itching problem as well as "dark spots" on my back. How to treat this?

Skin Itching: The dark spots are called postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation meaning skin irritation causes the skin to darken. Pruritis can be caused by eczema, allergic skin reactions, medications, nerves and systemic disease like thyroid, kidney, liver, infections and rarely cancer. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Would you suggest the approach to getting rid of dark spots on the back caused by acne?

Would you suggest the approach to getting rid of dark spots on the back caused by acne?

Post-acne pigment: Lesions often heal with dark spots; a hydroquinone-based bleach can lighten them, but they fade on their own quickly. It's likely they bother you more than they do other folks. Don't overuse these as they can disfigure you. ...Read more

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Do acne dark spots fade away eventually? I've had dark spots on my back and chest for 6 years.

Do acne dark spots fade away eventually? I've had dark spots on my back and chest for 6 years.

Yes: This postinflammatory pigmentation should be gone about two years after you stop having acne. All acne can be well-controlled with today's rx's. If it bothers you, you may try a quinone bleach; most people will not think it's anything to be concerned about, but rather something distinctive to you. I hope that your primary acne problem is being managed as it should be. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! I have this small dark spots on my back for almost 2 years ! At first they start as mosquito bite rashes they doeant hurt ! Please helpe me?

Hi doctor! I have this small dark spots on my back for almost 2 years ! At first they start as mosquito bite rashes they doeant hurt ! Please helpe me?

Picture: it is hard to diagnosed a skin lesions without pictures. from your description, you could be having a nevus . mosquito bites does not last two years. see a doctor and have them check out the spots. or take a pictures of the spots and showed it to one of our physician in a live consult. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my back. They first look like pimples then they turn into a dark spot. And now they started to come on my chest and breast.?

I have dark spots on my back. They first look like pimples then they turn into a dark spot. And now they started to come on my chest and breast.?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. Try not to pick them! ...Read more

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Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest,back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when ?

Whenever I eat foods with a lot of oil continuously I get dark spots on my chest,back of the neck and back shoulders and they last for long also when ?

Wrong question: The question is why you have dark spots and what can you do about it. The dark spots are in no way related to any food. A dermatologist will help you if you need to understand and treat this. Since "dark spots" can be due to several different causes there is no specific advise in the absence of more information. ...Read more

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My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

My husband started getting big irregular dark spots on his lower back about a year ago and have since spread to his lower stomach?

Needs medical check: He should seek a medical evaluation from your pcp. If there is any concern as to what they are, a dermatologist can be even more helpful. ...Read more

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I have dark flaky spots on my back,neck,face, and chest. Some people says it is eczema but I don't think it is. May you help me figure what this is?

I have dark flaky spots on my back,neck,face, and chest. Some people says it is eczema but I don't think it is. May you help me figure what this is?

Probably yeast: From your description, the rash on your body could be a kind of yeast infection called Tinea versicular. A quick exam by your local doctor would determine the diagnosis and treatment with an antifungal agent. Feel better:) ...Read more

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I have had an asymmetrical mole for over 5 years is it cancerous,also i have dark spots all over my back and my chest ?

I have had an asymmetrical mole for over 5 years is it cancerous,also i have dark spots all over my back and my chest ?

Most likely not: Asymmetry (irregular borders) is one of the features which makes doctors worry about a mole being malignant. However, some people do tend to grow irregular moles all over their body which are perfectly benign. If this mole has not changed in 5 years it is most likely benign. However, I do suggest you have it checked and I think you would benefit from routine skin check ups with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dark spots all over my back since teenage years due to picking the acne(bacne). I'm 30 now. How can I get rid of them. Please advise.

I have dark spots all over my back since teenage years due to picking the acne(bacne). I'm 30 now. How can I get rid of them. Please advise.

Hyperpigmentation: Dark spots from acne or other skin irritation are a manifestation of inflammation. These dark spots sometimes resolves when the inflammation or skin irritation resolves. If 6-12 months ensue and hyperpigmentation continues, you may require a prescription of Triluma or Kligmans formula. These creams contain hydroquinone, which may help to fade dark spots. Good Luck! ...Read more

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I am an african and my skin has dark spots on the tummy back, face and neck. im currently living in asia.please help me, are there any natural remedie?

I am an african and my skin has dark spots on the tummy back, face and neck. im currently living in asia.please help me, are there any natural remedie?

It depends: It depends on the cause. Please see a dermatologist where you are so you can get the right treatment. I want you to know that there may not be a treatment also. ...Read more

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I have dark spots on my stomach and back, they don't itch or anything like that but I have it for 2 year now how can I treat it ?

I have dark spots on my stomach and back, they don't itch or anything like that but I have it for 2 year now how can I treat it ?

Need diagnosis first: I am sorry but you will require examination to make an accurate diagnosis. Without diagnosis we would not be able to recommend specific treatments. ...Read more

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I have a white coating on my tounge and like kinda dark red enlarged spots at the back of the tounge it looks like my taste buds at the back enlarged?

I have a white coating on my tounge and like kinda dark red enlarged spots at the back of the tounge it looks like my taste buds at the back enlarged?

Normal: white coating is normal and should be able to be brushed off (if not I would have your dentist eval the area) and the spots in the back of the tongue are the "bitter" tastebuds can become enlarged at times and also regenerate from time to time. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more

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What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

What can I use that will get rid of the pimples on my back and the dark spots from acne on my back? Im light complected & the dark marks show up pretty well & I don't wear tank tops because of that

Retin A (tretinoin): Retin a (tretinoin) is a prescription. The generic, tretoin, is the same but costs less. Tretinoin gel should be obtained in the largest size. Apply a very small amount every night. At first it may be irritating & drying, so you may skip a night sometimes. It is less irritating if you wait 20 minutes after washing. Expect improvement after 3 months, then continue for at least a year. Frustrating, but it tak. ...Read more

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Light pink spots on back what is this?

Light pink spots on back what is this?

Sorry, I can't : Diagnose with info available. Encourage you to see your dermatologist if it is not resolving. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots on back?

Sun spots: Stay out of sun. Show to your dermatologists to see what they are and follow advice. ...Read more