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Dark skin around the neck

I have dark skin round the neck area and I am unable to scrub it off. Please let me know if it can be reduced via medicines or any natural treatment
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Dr. Syed Rahil Hyderabad | Dermatologist
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Greetings! Thanks for the query. It is not possible to make a diagnosis based on the limited information and no photos. Based on the description the most likely diagnosis is "Acanthosis nigricans". In this condition people get black patches on the neck, arm pits and groins. This is seen in obesity and some other underlying medical conditions. Black patches disappear spontaneously once the underlying problem is treated.
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Please visit a Dermatologist for thorough assessment and further treatment.
Health Tips
Please avoid self medication as it may cause more harm than good in many situations and causes delay in seeking expert opinion.
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