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Getting weird marks on my body like burn marks. Marks on neck,upper arm and side of stomach. Small, dark, like dry patch of skin. Skin not peeling. Cause and remedy?

I have been getting really weird marks on my body lately. I first noticed it on my neck and thought that I had burned myself with the curling iron because it resembled a burn. I next noticed a similar, small patch on my upper arm and now I just found another mark on the side of my stomach . They resemble dry patches of skin, are small in size and they appear randomly almost unnoticed. They are dark in color and look like little burns but the skin isn t peeling.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
HI,
You have multiple dark patches on neck, arm and trunk...looks like little burn
These might be..
i) Lichen planus pigmentosus or
ii) Fixed drug eruption or
iii) tinea Versicolor or
iv) Para psoriasis or
v) Tinea corporis
But rare chance of being an acanthosis Nigricans
It would be a wise decision to confirm your diagnosis first then manage it.
You can consult a dermatologist and have a Wood's Lamp study, skin scraping for fungus and skin biopsy for histopathology.
Youu diagnosis and management will depends on that report.
REgards

Answered: Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Ram Choudhary's  Response
dEAR aRIEL,

I am afraid but wanna tell you that please be proactive about finding it's cause because It appears you are having Acanthosis nigricans- a telltale epiphenomenon of Visceral Cancers like that of Pancreas and Gut, Liver,breast, brain etc.
Rarely they may be caused by rapid gain of weight or highly stressed life style.
Also consider to stop some recently started medicines as a possible cause.
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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