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Child has white spots and big red patches around them. What is this?

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My daughter has come out with white spots and big red patches round them what is this?
Posted Sun, 9 Sep 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga 2 hours later
Hello and thank you for sending your question.

Your question is a good one and I will work on providing you with some information and recommendations.

I have reviewed the photo which you submitted. this has the appearance of what we call tinea versicolor. This is a specific type of inflammation of the skin which is caused by a fungus.

There are several different topical remedies for this. I have attached a link to a website which also gives additional information.

Depending on the availability of over-the-counter medications you might need to see a physician to obtain a prescription for a good topical antifungal treatment.

Thanks again for submitting the question. If I can be of any additional assistance
Please let me know.


Dr. Robert
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