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Why is the skin on the back of my neck looking dark?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My wife(29years) two days back she had a burning sensation and sever pain on her left side neck. From yesterday we could see swelling and blackness throughout the painful area.. she has hypothyroidism .. please advice.. I have attached the photo for your reference
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Bacterial infection,cellulitis left neck.immediately consult family doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query for your wife with attached photograph .

* This condition is bacterial infection with cellulitis involving left lateral neck .

* Guidelines for the same

- Immediate attention to your family doctor for the need of necessary antibiotics
and anti inflammatory drugs is recommended for fast recovery .
- Primary pain relief with tab. ibuprofen ( 400 ) mg with antacid , if no history of
drug sensitivity and local application of aloe vera gel can be soothing .

Wishing her fine recovery .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards take care .
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