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What cause discolored skin on shoulder?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: I noticed this discoloration of my skin on my shoulder. It seems to become raised sometimes. It doesn't cause any discomfort. No itching, pain, burning, etc.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be pityriasis versicolor, apply topical antifungals

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be pityriasis versicolor.
It is a superficial fungal infection.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical antifungals like terbinafine cream or sertaconazole cream on the affected areas of the body twice daily 4-6 weeks.
This should resolve the infection.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Seems to be pityriasis versicolor, apply topical antifungals Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at healthcaremagic I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be pityriasis versicolor. It is a superficial fungal infection. If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical antifungals like terbinafine cream or sertaconazole cream on the affected areas of the body twice daily 4-6 weeks. This should resolve the infection. Regards Dr Asmeet