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Why does my son have a dark ring around his neck ?

why does my son have a dark ring around his neck? he is 7
Mon, 3 Oct 2011
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it may be vitamin or protein deficiency.
or photo reaction
apply sunscreen twice a day.
apply hydrocortisone cream at night.
give him diet rich in protein and vitamin
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