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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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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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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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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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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