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Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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I have dark reddish areas on either side of my neck,

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I have dark reddish areas on either side of my neck, sometimes a bit on my jawline as well. Had it a couple of years. Not raised, not itchy, not flaky, - just pigment. I'm 43 yr old caucasian female. Not overweight, not diabetic, not cancer, not allergic, not related to anything contacting my neck.
Cause?
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I'm sorry to hear about this

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Are the patches constant or they come and go?

Customer:

They get darker and less so but there is always something. Maybe I should add that it appears to be a grouping of spots of varying size.

Dr Brims :

Okay, this may be either eczema or tinea versicolor (both of them may exist without itching and are not raised)

Dr Brims :

tinea versicolor is a fungal infection

Customer:

Is it possible it's related to entering perimenopause?

Dr Brims :

That is unlikely

Customer:

A 2 year fungal infection that spreads no where else?

Dr Brims :

Either eczema or a fungal infection, both can last 2 years or more

Customer:

Okay, thanks.

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You're quite welcome

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