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My Neck Is Darker Than My Body
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
Hi. My neck is darker than the rest of my body. It isn't obesity or acanthosis nigricans. Is there any way I can rid of it? I feel uncomfortable.
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
I'd would to get someone opinion about some dark sport that appear on my left & front of my neck. There are no other dark spots on my body.
We would be guessing: Recommend dermatological evaluation of these lesions. Take care. ...Read more
What are possible causes for a very dark neck and a very dark bum compared to rest of the body? Thanks.
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
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
My penis color and neck and underarms are quiet darker when compared to body color. Can I anyway get rid of this problem?
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
Hello, I have brown skin. I recently went hiking and my face and neck are now "darker" than the rest of my body. I want my lighter tone back. Help plz?
Lighter: Avoid the sun and it will fade. In he future wear sunblock. ...Read more
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
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.?
I am 23 and I hav daignosed with pcod. I have dark skin n my neck, underarm and at vaginal area, basicaly in al folds of the body. What is good for me?
Acanthosis: Nigricans. We don't have a good treatment yet. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a horrible cough, dark yellow mucus, sore throat, chest hurts, body chills. I'm only getting worse. What should I do?
Muscle weakness, dark urine, exhaustion, itching all over body no rash no bites. Normally healthy man. Thyroid and testosterone test came back normal.
See rheum: You may have an autoimmune or metabolic disorder. Consider consulting a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Underactive thyroid, thinning hair, chronic fatigue, body ache/pain, occasional dark patches on skin, difficulty concentrating/remembering. Ideas?
I have one: See your doctor for some testing and appropriiate medication if needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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'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
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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