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Question: Dark spots very itchy

 tavia12 - Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:05 pm

Hello,African American female age 24 I'm having serious skin problems there are large area over my body with dark dry spots tat often itches and sometimes goes away and comes back somewhere else on more in different areas. The doctor keep prescribing me topical cream and thats all. It's getting worse and spreading I don't know what to due I have to stay fully covered because its ugly.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:59 am

User avatar Hello,Your history does not give much clues however from the fact that they are dry,allover the body,and recurrent indicates the possiblity of Tinea Versicolor caused by a yeast like fungus.
These have dry brawn coloured areas flush with the skin and cause minimal itching.These have a predilection to the chest and the back.These are also common in people who tend to sweat more.
Antifungal cremes and lotions are the mainstay in therapy.Good nutrition and moderate exposure to sunlight are necessary to prevent recurrences.
Best wishes.


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