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Im a 21 year old male who has had this big brown dark patch on my right upper back/shoulder since I was about 13. It hasnt gotten any bigger in relation to the rest of my body (hasnt spread), and sometimes can be itchy. Is generally drier than my regular skin. Anyone has any ideas as to what this is, and how I would go about treating it? Thanks
 

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Im a 21 year old male who has had this big brown dark patch on my right upper back/shoulder since I was about 13. It hasnt gotten any bigger in relation to the rest of my body (hasnt spread), and sometimes can be itchy. Is generally drier than my regular skin. Anyone has any ideas as to what this is, and how I would go about treating it? Thanks
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Have you always had it? did it come on suddenly?
It was noticed when I was a kid, im guessing it just kinda appeared around that time? Altho im not sure what can cause stuff like that? Ive had minor skin reactions to some laundry detergents as well over the years, just small rashes/minor hives from certain ones so it might be related.
 

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Hi!

Okay...So I work in skin care and actually asked someone what they thought this was and what they thought you could do about it!

Good news. It IS treatable (possibly) if it is "sundamage". Bad news It may take a little while. So here is what I found out:

You should exfoliate that area once a day, no more than that, with a salicylic face or body wash. Try using at least 2%. then use a "fade cream" such as Nadinola or Ambi.

Hope this helps!

Just DO remember I am not a dermatologist and your best bet would be to consult one. The above is just a suggestion

-Gina
 

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Maybe its some sort of birth mark. My friend had one on her face and it was drier than the rest of her face and always looked kind of itchy but she was embarrassed by it so she never really said anything.
 

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Anything strange on the skin should get the attention of a derm. immediately. You don't wanna mess with that. Really, for peace of mind. Ihope it turned out to be nothing!
 
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