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Reddish spots on neck area
Tkay11 posted:
I've had the back one for about a year. But I feel like smaller ones are popping up more. They dont itch or hurt, I dont even remember their there until I look in the mirror.

I was thinking about putting some fungal cream?
Help please!

Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Dear TKay11,
It definitely looks fungal. It is a condition called tinea versicolor, which is caused by a yeast that lives in our hair follicles and causes a rash in some people for some reason. It is not contagious and not dangerous, just a nuisance. You can try an OTC antifungal like clotrimasole and/or start washing yourself with Head and Shoulders or Selsun Blue shampoo in the shower. Keep in mind that it may recur, especially in hot and humid weather. If this doesn't work, you'll have to see a derm for prescription medication. Good luck!

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