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#1 Ance101

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:00 PM

The skin on my neck/back is very splotchy.

What is it? How can I get rid of it?

Thank you!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:48 PM

It looks like it could of been from peeling or sunburn. This does go away fairly fast by itself, and you can speed up the healing process by applying a chemical exfoliation or aloe vera.

Manual Exfoliation is also another method, but be sure to be gentle.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (psycho @ Jul 17 2011, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks like it could of been from peeling or sunburn. This does go away fairly fast by itself, and you can speed up the healing process by applying a chemical exfoliation or aloe vera.

Manual Exfoliation is also another method, but be sure to be gentle.


Thanks for the rapid reply!

I don't think its a sunburn. There is no peeling. My skin's been splotchy like this for months.

How do I manually exfoliate my skin though?

Thanks!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:26 AM

My first thought was mild Vitiligo.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

Did you notice anything prior to developing them?

Manual exfoliation is the physical process of removing dead skin cells using a product with a grainy substance or a cloth with a rough surface. So for instance a loofah or gentle bristle brush.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:31 PM

Wow, strange! Hmm. Not sunburn? I'd see a derm.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:35 PM

Vitiligo is also another possibility, although that heals quite slowly. If the OP is not noticing any peeling whatsoever, then that could be the problem.

After reading a little about the issue, sunscreen should be a must for you if you are going to be out in the sun.

Hydroquinone is more likely to be used for such to treat.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 02:37 PM

QUOTE (Callum. @ Jul 19 2011, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, strange! Hmm. Not sunburn? I'd see a derm.


Yes, seeing a dermatologist is a great option for a more professional diagnosis if it is bothering you, as we are merely strangers on a website.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:03 PM

going to put my money on tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus that lives on the skin, I've so far had 2 episodes of this, after you kill the fungus it could takes several weeks or months for the skin to go back to normal. Since I'm usually tanned, the easiest way i can tell if the fungus is dead is if the blotchy white patches gain color from going out in the sun. After its gone, easiest way to keep it gone is with a anti fungals, ( i just use candida cleanse formula because it normally has several different anti fungals which are usually effective.)

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE (Stavs16 @ Jul 19 2011, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
going to put my money on tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus that lives on the skin, I've so far had 2 episodes of this, after you kill the fungus it could takes several weeks or months for the skin to go back to normal. Since I'm usually tanned, the easiest way i can tell if the fungus is dead is if the blotchy white patches gain color from going out in the sun. After its gone, easiest way to keep it gone is with a anti fungals, ( i just use candida cleanse formula because it normally has several different anti fungals which are usually effective.)


There may be a possibility that tanning the skin could darken the pigmentation.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:47 AM

Yep, that is tinea versicolor...I was diagnosed with that by my derm a couple months ago and he gave me a cream for it. Makes me wonder if there is justification behind candida and funal overgrowth as a root cause of acne...of course not in every case because we know it's complex, but still