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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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Had two spots on back that was melanoma both removed. How do I combat this?

Had two spots on back that was melanoma both removed. How do I combat this?

Melanoma: Complex. Need to keep in frequent check with the dermatologist. Plus you need to wear sun protective clothing, sunscreen and minimize your time in the sun. ...Read more

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Light pink spots on back what is this?

Light pink spots on back what is this?

Sorry, I can't: Diagnose with info available. Encourage you to see your dermatologist if it is not resolving. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots on back?

Sun spots: Stay out of sun. Show to your dermatologists to see what they are and follow advice. ...Read more

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What causes purple rash like spots on back?

What causes purple rash like spots on back?

More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question.

How long do the spots last?
How do they start?
How do they change with time?
How large are they?
How many?
Exact color? Bruise?
Do they go away completely.
Photos would help. ...Read more

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Red bumps, then just spots, on back.

Red bumps, then just spots, on back.

Probably: This is probably acne. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Red rash and white spots on back?

Red rash and white spots on back?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis but like with any lesion you would need to have it examined as certain cancers can present this way. ...Read more

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What are those black spots on back of throat?

What are those black spots on back of throat?

Black spots: Black spots can be spots due to taste buds on the tongue that can get stained with smoking. Black spots that do not get better over time need to be checked by your PMD or an ent who can help rule out a melanoma. Melanomas in the oral cavity are rare but do occur. They usually occur on the mucosal surfaces in the mouth though. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I have a friend who have boils spots on back an buttocks, some inflammed. Can u tell me how and y these come about?

I have a friend who have boils spots on back an buttocks, some inflammed. Can u tell me how and y these come about?

From bacteria: Most 'boils' are due to staphylococcus bacteria infecting the skin.Pus forms below the skin which swells to form a painful boil. Sometimes streptococci & pseudomonas may cause boils. Often the 'boil' can be cured by a special drainage procedure performed by your doctor. If the surrounding area is red & angry antibiotics are needed. If untreated the infection can spread to the blood & become dangerous. ...Read more

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14 yr old bro has a thew spots on back and he always finds them itchy he even saids his chest itches abit

14 yr old bro has a thew spots on back and he always finds them itchy he even saids his chest itches abit

Need photo or exam: Skin lesions that itch suggest atopic dermatitis, contact allergic rash, fungal infection such as tinea versicolor or pityriasis, so I suggest an exam by you doctor or dermatologist if these persist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

How do I get rid of brown age spots on back of hands?

See a dermatologist: Bleaching creams, peels or lasers can help lighten/remove these spots. See a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash on back. Red flat circles/spots/patches. Doesn't itch or burn. Wondering what's wrong and how to treat it?

Rash on back. Red flat circles/spots/patches. Doesn't itch or burn. Wondering what's wrong and how to treat it?

Dermatologist: A physician or dermatologist would have to inspect your back in order to make a diagnosis. A common cause of this type of rash is a chronic fungus infection called tinea versicola which, if present, requires specific treatment with an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Had oral sex one week ago and left side of jaw is on extreme pain and white dots/ spots on back side of mouth with extreme pain?

Pharyngitis: This may be gonorrhea. It can cause a very severe sore throat and small exudates (white spots) when in the throat. You should see a doctor for this soon. If you don't have insurance. the 17th Street Clinic in Ft Lauderdale is available. I see that your taking HIV meds. So your doc in town (AHF? Care Resource?) should be told. ...Read more

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I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

Seborrhea: What you are describing sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. This rash is caused by yeast overgrowth on the skin and scalp. We commonly call this dandruff in the scalp, but the medical term is seborrhea. Seborrhea can extend to involve the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. However, you should have it checked out by a doctor to make sure. There are many causes for a rash like you describe. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

Sounds like a virus: Possible measles or other common viral infection. Best to have experienced pediatrician look at this for accurate assessment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My two yr old son has white spots on back of throat, little fever, not eating as well and not quite 100%. What could he have?

My two yr old son has white spots on back of throat, little fever, not eating as well and not quite 100%. What could he have?

Viral pharyngitis: Strep pharyngitis (throat) in children under age 3 is pretty uncommon. If he had a close contact with proven case of strep throat, strep screening would be warranted. ...Read more

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Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Can thrush leave white spots on back of your throat like strep throat?

Maybe: Mainly the white spots are on the inside of the cheeks, but can be on the throat too, strep throat is different in that the spots are round and smaller, thrush is rather flakes, besides the soreness with strep throat ...Read more

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Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Can I use evening primrose oil capsules ot vitamin b3 to get rid of spots on back?

Evening primrose: Like many other substances, this oil has been used in history for various purposes. It has no proven effectiveness in any condition I could find. You could use it, but shouldn't count on its' helpiing anything but the sales of where you bought it. ...Read more

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Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?

Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?

Possible vasculitis: Petechiae may be blanching or non blanching. Ie goes away when you press on it and then returns when you let go vs. Not going away. Low platelets are a cause but not the only cause. Vasculitis or inflammation of the blood vessels may also do this. Normal platelets does not rule out this possibility. Its not normal to have petechial rash and needs workup with an internal medicine doctor ...Read more

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Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Brown spots on back of teeth for few months now. I don't drink tea/coffee/coke. Wear clear retainer nightly, brush/floss daily. No pain. Help?

Calculus?: If the spots are behind your front teeth then it is likely calculus formations. See your Dentist for evaluation and your hygienist for professional cleaning. Ask for strategies to help prevent the calculus (tartar) buildup in the future. Some form it much faster than others. If not calculus, then can be demineralization/decay. Same plan. Good Luck. ...Read more