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Question: Spots on shoulders after sunbathing, stress


 jellyfish - Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:34 pm

Hello,

On my shoulders I have numerous spots that become more visible after intensive sunbathing, stress etc. They don't scale or hurt. What are they and how do I get rid of them? Here's a photo: http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/390/dsc00588h.jpg
I can't really tell how long I've had them.

Thank you!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:39 am

User avatar Hello,The spots that are visible are more likeTinea Versicolor which is caused by an yeast infection.These can be offwhite or brawn coloured and do not cause any symptoms.
Typical site of infection are upper chest and back.In fair skinned persons it is pigmented.Versicolor refers to different colours and shades.
Demonstration of the hyphae by microscopy after taping the area and stipping, using adhesive tape.
Treatment with antifungal creme would suffice, if the diagnosis is made clinically or with microscopy.
Bestwishes.

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