Top
30
Doctor insights on: Dark Spots On Chest And Back

Share
1

1
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
I'm a white male. I have the tria laser and used it on my chest and back. I'm made the mistake and used it on my forehead and now have dark spots help?

I'm a white male. I have the tria laser and used it on my chest and back. I'm made the mistake and used it on my forehead and now have dark spots help?

Dark spots: The dark spots may be from the acne. Please use bleaching cream and sunscreen. Also see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
I have this rash on my neck, chest, back, arms, and on my medial epicondyle there everywhere there's a lot of them dark and light spots and its spreading!

I have this rash on my neck, chest, back, arms, and on my medial epicondyle there everywhere there's a lot of them dark and light spots and its spreading!

Dermatologist: I recommend that you be examined by your physician or a dermatologist for such an extensive rash. It could be due to a virus, allergy or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

14

14
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

23

23
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

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
I have never had any spots on my chest before and since taking lymecycline for two weeks my chest and back are covered?

Possible allergy: You may be allergic to the medicine. Call your doctor and see if you should stop it. If you have shortness of breath, lip or tongue swelling go to the ER. There are other causes of rashes and your doctor will probably recommend that you get seen to try to identify the cause. Stop any new soaps, detergents, lotions, perfumes, or over the counter medications for now as well. ...Read more

28

28
Hi there, I have these light brown spots on my back which have grown into a large one 2/3 of my back and now apprearing on my chest.?

Hi there, I have these light brown spots on my back which have grown into a large one 2/3 of my back and now apprearing on my chest.?

Unknown: There are many entities with that description. Skin disorders have to be seen by a physician and best by a dermatologist. Could be nothing serious like pitiriasis versicolor, vitiligo, postinflmatory spots, or even cancers. ...Read more

29

29
My son has what I can only describe as bubble spots on his back, shoulders and chest overnight he has more and they've grown, what could they be?

My son has what I can only describe as bubble spots on his back, shoulders and chest overnight he has more and they've grown, what could they be?

See your doctor: It's very difficult to diagnose a rash with a short description and no picture. And although most rashes in children are nothing to worry about, if the rash is getting worse or he has any other signs of being unwell, you should see your doctor to make sure it's nothing serious. Good luck! ...Read more