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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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Skin under chin has puckers, slightly loose skin that comes

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Skin under chin has puckers, slightly loose skin that comes and goes with inflammation due to neck injury and allergies and weight loss over last 6 months. Can anything help improve this skin area? It is mainly the area right under the mouth, parallel to ground. It had gotten better when inflammation goes down, but I have been in a somewhat dry environment the last 2 months and some stress.I am not always drinking enough fluids, and need to gain about 5 pounds and start exercising more. This is getting me down.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 years ago.

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Customer :

Hi.

Dr Brims :

Is the skin wrinkled?

Customer :

Well, its like when the inflammation goes down it has maybe three wrinkles that appear when I turn my head, and it is right under the chin.

Dr Brims :

Have they determined what is causing the inflammation?

Customer :

That area feels a little bit looser than it did say a year ago, before all this trauma, or variations in the size of my neck.

Dr Brims :

Please see last question

Customer :

I had whip lash a year ago which cause inflammation in my shoulder and the left side of my neck which gets better when I have done yoga, but can still get sore and inflammed. I also have allergies which make nasal passages and facial swelling.

Customer :

And it seems like if I get dehydrated, not eating enough food due to stress, things seem to get worse, inflammed. When I drink lots of water and fruit, etc and exercise it seems like the inflammation goes down. Also, using nasal irrigation helps with nasal passages.

Dr Brims :

Okay, you may need to use cream with vitamin E to help it heal

Customer :

Can the skin shrink again at my age? With proper diet, etc.

Dr Brims :

Yes, it may be able to shrink with time

Customer :

And if worse came to worse is there cosmetic surgery that can address that one small area? Also, might gaining a bit more weight (I've lost too much due to stress) or taking fish oil help things fill out a little or improve?

Customer :

Thank you for your help. Those are my last questions.

Dr Brims :

Cosmetic surgery would be able to help if needed

Dr Brims :

gaining weight would help, but is not advisable as it is not a permanent fix

Dr Brims :

fish oil may help

Customer :

Thank you.

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

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Expert:  Dr. Brims replied 4 years ago.
Were you able to see my replies in the chat?