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What causes deep brownish spots all over back?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: I'm light chocolate in color and am having this deep brown spots all over my back. And when i touch it. Its very smooth.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Upload a few Images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query.

This could be either freckles Or lentigines Or seborrheic keratosis

I would request you to upload a few Images so that I am able to guide you better.

You may upload images either at "Reports Section"

Or else

You may also mail me the image at YYYY@YYYY
Kindly mention the subject of this mail as Attention Dr.kakkar.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (16 minutes later)
I hope you can see this.. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pityriasis versicolor; Oral fluconazole

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Thank you. I have reviewed the Image.

This seems like Pityriasis versicolor. This is a superficial fungal infection of the skin over shoulder, back and chest.
It is caused by a yeast Malassezia furfur and presents as slightly scaly, brown patches on the affected areas.
The condition is usually asymptomatic.

I suggest you to take single dose of an Oral antifungal e.g Fluconazole 400 mg.
Single dose is curative in this.

Fluconazole is a prescription drug and therefore I suggest that you talk to your doctor for the needful.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Upload a few Images Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have gone through your query. This could be either freckles Or lentigines Or seborrheic keratosis I would request you to upload a few Images so that I am able to guide you better. You may upload images either at "Reports Section" Or else You may also mail me the image at YYYY@YYYY Kindly mention the subject of this mail as Attention Dr.kakkar. Regards