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Pinkish brown patches on neck, shoulders, spreading, itching, burn on scratching, no skin peeling, fluids from patches. Causes?

i have pinkish brown patches on my neck and shoulders. ive had these patches for about 10 months now, they use to just away on their own, but their spreading and wont go away. i have taken off the necklace i use towear to see if that was the problem, but of course it wasnt, the patches have gotten worse and have become ichy at time, and burn when i stratch them, no bleeding or fluids come from the patches and my skin does not peel either. i feel like an lepord with these patches. can anyone please tell me whats going on??
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

It seems like a fungal infection, otherwise called Tinea.

You should try using topical antifungal ointment like Clotrimazole. It is available over the counter. You should apply it twice daily, in the morning and in the night. The treatment should be for a minimum of 6 weeks.

They are known to recur. Therefore, application of the ointment should be continued for 2 weeks after the patch disappears.

There are many other causes for this too like Isolated Vitiligo.

It is ideal to meet a Dermatologist and confirm the cause for it.

I hope this helps you.

Get well soon.

Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar's  Response

YOu might be displaying symptoms of contact dermatitis. The other reasons are sun burn patches. You should meet a doctor for a proper prescription of creams which may include low potent steroids.

Meantime you can cut short your nails so that the scratching does not introduce infection. Second please put on Calamine lotion three times a day and antihistamines to help ease itching. THis is not the treatment but a time being help.
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