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Dark pigmentation on neck and mould

I have developed dark pigmentation patches at the base of my neck on both sides symmetrically. I am wondering whether skin pigmentation changes can be caused by any form of household mould as we had a significant problem with it this winter in our home which is very damp. I have also developed asthma symptoms in the last few weeks. Please help.
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Hello,
Mold allergy can cause respiratory symptoms or skin symptoms like itching,hives etc but it will not cause darkening of the skin.

Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough,but it can be due to hyperpigmentation of the skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin.

Treatment involves hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Pls discuss these options with your dermatologist before using them.Also if the symptoms persist then pls get acanthosis nigricans ruled out.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Warm regards.


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