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Could small, white patches on neck be a symptom of fungal infection?

sir i have got small small white patches on my neck. i was taking a sea cod, multivitamin and osteocalcium for a month but left it 10 days ago. my friend is a dermatalogist. so i sent a photograph to her. she said it looks like fungal infection so she has adviced me to take a medicine and apply an ointment.
Wed, 8 Jan 2014
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Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
Going by your description, I would agree with my fellow dermatologist! It seems, you are having a superficial fungal infection known as pityriasis versicolor.In such cases we usually prescribe oral medicines like fluconazole or ketoconazole or itraconazole along with a topical antifungal cream( clotrimazole/ketoconazole etc). Please follow your friend's advise.
Take care
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Could small, white patches on neck be a symptom of fungal infection?

Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Going by your description, I would agree with my fellow dermatologist! It seems, you are having a superficial fungal infection known as pityriasis versicolor.In such cases we usually prescribe oral medicines like fluconazole or ketoconazole or itraconazole along with a topical antifungal cream( clotrimazole/ketoconazole etc). Please follow your friend s advise. Take care