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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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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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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

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How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that i would like to get rid of?

How do I get rid of acne on my back and chest and  the dark spots too. Also I have stretch marks that i would like to get rid of?

Scientific Rx: No topical agent is strong enough to control acne on the trunk. Keep using topical benzoyl peroxide and get with your personal physician as well for prescription-strength rx. You may be a candidate for a low-progesterone oral contraceptive pill which may clear you. ...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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I had a chest X-ray 1yr ago for my RA (required for meds) and it was clean. Now when I went back my doctor said she saw some dark spots? What can itbe

I had a chest X-ray 1yr ago for my RA (required for meds) and it was clean. Now when I went back my doctor said she saw some dark spots? What can itbe

Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without being able to review the films. Have doctor order a CT scan of the chest for a clearer idea in these spots have any significance. ...Read more

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I have lots of acne scars and spots over my face, chest, and back. They are dark because of my skin tone and hyperpigmention. How do I get rid of them?

I have lots of acne scars and spots over my face, chest, and back. They are dark because of my skin tone and hyperpigmention. How do I get rid of them?

Multiple options: You've got multiple options for treating your acne scars, even with your darker complexion. For example, microneedling is a safe and effective option that can be used on all skin types. Other options include chemical peels and laser treatments. The 'tincture of time' can also be effective as these scars will lighten up over time even if you do nothing at all. Skin lightening creams can also help. ...Read more

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Skin problem.. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Skin problem.. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Can't diagnose: based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Started about 2 years ago, dark spots between my breast. One day they were just gone but then few days later it came back. ?

Started about 2 years ago, dark spots between my breast. One day they were just gone but then few days later it came back. ?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot that is tender on my breast. Derm said it was a rash a few months ago well it's back ?

Fixed drug: A dark spot that came back in the same place is a fixed drug reaction. It is usually due to an over the counter medicine that you take occasionally like advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Brown spot 2 weeks before period, red spot, then brown spot turned dark brown for 3 weeks. Having mild cramps, back pain and heavy breast, hpt neg?

Brown spot 2 weeks before period, red spot, then brown spot turned dark brown  for 3 weeks. Having mild cramps, back pain and heavy breast, hpt neg?

Pregnancy: Hi, when was your the first day of your last menstural period? please repeat the test a wk after your missed period again. if negative and still no period please see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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Small dark spots on chest a lot of them?

Small dark spots on chest a lot of them?

Depends: Not clear on your question nor timing of the "spots." most brown spots on the chest are from sun damage and form over time. Others are harmless age spots. Some are actually dark purple blood vessel growths, which are also harmless. Occasionally, some rashes can look like dark spots. If you are worried or if they are sudden onset they should be looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have light brown 5cent sized spots that don't wash off on my chest and back. These spots do not itch. I have them since I was 10. What is wrong?

I have light brown 5cent sized spots that don't wash off on my chest and back.
These spots do not itch. I have them since I was 10. What is wrong?

Spots: These pigmented spots which won't wash off or itch and apparently haven't changed in eleven years, are benign nevi, lentigos, freckles,etc. However if one sticks out as quite different from the others or undergo any changes in appearance, get examined by a dermatologist. It probably is a good idea to have a dermatologist do a skin checkup for you in any event. ...Read more

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I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

Probably infection: Understanding that it is impossible to diagnose on the internet, you describe a condition called tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection of the skin that is very indolent. Treatment is with shampoo or lotions containing selenium. ...Read more

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I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

Moles: Hi luis! there are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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