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Black Spots on Neck..Help
An_247368 posted:

I have develop black scaly spots on the back of my neck which seem to be spreading. they are itchy and can be painful. I have scratched them before I knew what it was, which seemed to open the sores. My husband said they have gotten large. I now have scabs in the back of my neck. I made an appointment next week but have been reading articles about Melanoma and am concerned. I had a really bad sun burn a year ago and had a another one a few weeks ago. I have tried using Tea Tree Oil (Kinder) but it has not worked. The irritation has been with me for abut four weeks now. Any help or suggestions is appreciated.
Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

With your history, it is important to get in and get checked.
In the meantime, I would suggest applying 15 hydrocortisone OINTMENT to help soothe and heal the lesions.

Please keep us posted.

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