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My neck is darker than the rest of my body and its quite embarrassing for me, can u please help/give me a remedy for this?

My neck is darker than the rest of my body and its quite embarrassing for me, can u please help/give me a remedy for this?

Any cause for this?: Before discussing a remedy, perhaps there is a remedy specific for a specific cause. For instance, nickel containing necklaces frequently cause a dermatitis and this cause darkening of skin. Do you wear a metal necklace? Sun exposure can cause darker skin of neck, particularly if on tetracycline related drugs. If there is no "cause" you should try a hydroquinone bleaching cream. ...Read more

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My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.?

My face and neck is so darker than my body. I am using skin lightening cream. And sometimes cleanser, toner and moisturizer. No use. Please help.?

Sunscreen: If the darker areas are on the face and neck, sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of about 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients for the best results. If you avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every single day, your skin should gradually even out. ...Read more

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Why do I have a rigid line surrounding my neck? I have darker skin around it than my whole body.

Why do I have a rigid line surrounding my neck? I have darker skin around it than my whole body.

Ans: You should see your doctor for this. Is the darker pigment in the fold of the neck? Go see your doctor for you need to give a good history and you need a good exam ...Read more

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What are possible causes for a very dark neck and a very dark bum compared to rest of the body? Thanks.

What are possible causes for a very dark neck and a very dark bum compared to rest of the body? Thanks.

Maybe sugar: If people have darker areas behind neck, in armpits and groin it may be due to acanthosis nigricans which can be due to blood sugar or insulin issues. It would be a good idea to see a pcp to get checked. ...Read more

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Inside of elbows and back of neck are darker than rest of body. Wut can I use to lighten them? Preferably over-the-counter

Inside of elbows and back of neck are darker than rest of body. Wut can I use to lighten them? Preferably over-the-counter

Dark areas of skin: May be an endocrine problem. Please see a physician and exclude this possibility first. Your physician can refer you to a dermatologist, if appropriate. Acanthosis nigricans on the neck as a dark velvety rash often is associated with metabolic syndrome or glucose intolerance and even diabetes. Be safe and healthy first, then handsome. ...Read more

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I have a weird mold on my neck. It's the biggest on my body. It's mostly brown with some dark (almost black) tiny spots. What do you think?

I have a weird mold on my neck. It's the biggest on my body. It's mostly brown with some dark (almost black) tiny spots. What do you think?

NEVUS =MOLE: If it is large and multiple colors you need to be seen by a dermatologist and evaluated for biopsy VS excision. ...Read more

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My penis color and neck and underarms are quiet darker when compared to body color. Can I anyway get rid of this problem?

My penis color and neck and underarms are quiet darker when compared to body color. Can I anyway get rid of this problem?

Dark Skin: Nope. This is normal. Most humans have some skin tone differences on their bodies. This is also not a 'problem'. Nor is it a disease or medical condition.

The wanting of something different on our bodies is the disease here. Learning to accept ourselves is part of the maturing that happens with time and age. ...Read more

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I am struggling with uneven skin tone problem my face and neck alone looking dark when compared with my body. I never taken any treatments.

I am struggling with uneven skin tone problem my face and neck alone looking dark when compared with my body. I never taken any treatments.

Sunscreen: Given the heat where you live and your skin type unless you wear sunscreen on your face everyday your face will be darker than the rest of your body since that is usually covered by clothes. ...Read more

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My neck, back and stomach are darker than the rest of my body. I don't suffer from diabetes or polycrystalline ovarian syndrome. But I am overweight.?

My neck, back and stomach are darker than the rest of my body. I don't suffer from diabetes or polycrystalline ovarian syndrome. But I am overweight.?

Rash: It sounds like you have acanthosis nigricans which is a dark black rash usually on the back of the neck in folds of skin, this is due to being obese, it is a precursor to diabetes please get yourself checked for that. ...Read more

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I have dark, symmetrical discolorations on my lip. I had thyroid problems, but now im ok, just some antibody is high in my body. Causes and cure...?

I have dark, symmetrical discolorations on my lip. I had thyroid problems, but now im ok, just some antibody is high in my body. Causes and cure...?

Rule out PJ: There are many causes of pigmented lips, but the one I'm most interested in ruling out is peutz-jegher's. Direct your physician's attention to the lesions at your next visit. ...Read more

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Cough for about 6 weeks, body aches, throat burns and feels swollen, coughing up dark brown mucus and thought there was some blood in it this morning.

See a doctor: This sounds as if it is potentially severe and needs a full detailed assessment. Stop smoking. Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Was prescribed penicillin for strep throat but stopped taking it because I got dark patches of skin on my upper body. Anti-fungal cream isn't working?

Was prescribed penicillin for strep throat but stopped taking it because I got dark patches of skin on my upper body. Anti-fungal cream isn't working?

Is it fungal?: Anti fungal cream may not be helping if the rash isn't fungal! Did your doctor do a skin scraping? There is an in office test using a microscope to check if your rash is fungal or not. The other thing is, it takes a while for the skin pigment to "match" the surrounding skin even after the fungus has been eradicated so you may need to give your skin more time to return to normal. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cough, dark yellow mucus, sore throat, chest hurts, body chills. I'm only getting worse. What should I do?

I have a horrible cough, dark yellow mucus, sore throat, chest hurts, body chills. I'm only getting worse. What should I do?

Get Medical Help: You are ill. You may have pneumonia. It is time to see the doctor. You do not need the er. You need a family doctor. ...Read more

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Half of my neck is darker than the rest of my skin, what causes this?

Half of my neck is darker than the rest of my skin, what causes this?

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

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Why my neck is darker and oily?

Poikiloderma of civa: Poikiloderma of civatte is probably the condition you are described as seen in the image here. Gentle exfoliation, sunblock, and laser treatments may help. ...Read more

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What causes neck tension and what else can neck tension cause (what other symptoms in the body)?

What causes neck tension and what else can neck tension cause (what other symptoms in the body)?

Spasm and stress: Spasms in the muscle of the neck can be the most common reason for neck tension and pain. It could be initiated from a bad pillow or mattress or by the way you sleep. Sometimes The spasm can put pressure or squeeze against a nerve and cause tingling sensation in the arm or hand ...Read more

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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?

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

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I stretch my neck and body. It seems that my neck is getting longer which is adding to my height. Is this possible? I am done growing taller. Am 28.

I stretch my neck and body. It seems that my neck is getting longer which is adding to my height. Is this possible? I am done growing taller. Am 28.

Mm difference: Every day our spine compresses a few mm which stretch out again when we become horizontal again. I suppose it might be possible to stretch a few mm more with exercises, but very loittle ...Read more

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I'm always feeling like there is tiny bugs all over my body and I can feel them bite and crawl. It's concentrated mainly to my neck and shoulders and?

I'm always feeling like there is tiny bugs all over my body and I can feel them bite and crawl. It's concentrated mainly to my neck and shoulders and?

Bugs crawling: You may have a serious mental health issue. Or are drinking way too much. Please seek help. Unless you actually have bedbugs at home. The usually do not get you on the neck tho. And usually have 3 bites in a row. Called breakfast, lunch and dinner bite pattern. Discuss with your health care team. L ...Read more

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My neck and face is getting dark?

My neck and face is getting dark?

Many causes: Persons with darker skin complexions have many causes for the neck & face to be getting darker. ...Read more

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Does neck arthritus make your body slouch?

Does neck arthritus make your body slouch?

Yes: When you develop neck arthritis, it is usually associated with loss of disc space height. As the disk collapses, you often times lose the normal curvatures of the spine. Doctors call it loss of lordosis.

This lack of proper curvature will cause you to appear like you are sloughing. ...Read more

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Why is my skin on neck and face turning dark?

Why is my skin on neck and face turning dark?

Sun or other?: Sun exposure will hyperpigment the skin in sun exposed areas. There are also some medical conditions that can change skin color like addisons disease or acanthosis nigricans. See your doctor for an appropriate workup to determine the cause. ...Read more