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Can redness and scaling on the skin indicate tinea versicolor?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 4177 Questions

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Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Can you tell me if I send you a pic, whether this is tinea versicolour?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Not looking like pityriasis versicolor, seems to be contact dermatitis

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed the attached photograph and can appreciate redness and scaling.

In the current picture, it is not looking like pityriasis versicolor.

It is looking like contact dermatitis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
thank you. what can I do for now... cortisone cream?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

most welcome

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Yes, apply cortisone cream on the affected areas twice daily for 7-10 days.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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