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Dark patches on back of thigh, navel area, center of waist, occasional itching, no improvement with medicine. Treatment suggestion?

I am a lady aged 51 years and I have been noticing some dark patches on the back of one thigh, navel area and centre of waist . It is just black smooth patches. At some times it itches, especially behind the thigh area. local doctor mentioned fungal infection and prescribed a cream to apply but after almost 1 and half month there is no improvement. In fact I found some more patches appearing on the back of my thigh and waist. Please help! My email is YYYY@YYYY Thanks,
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
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From the description provided, it could be a fungal infection. Sometimes topical antifungal cream is not enough to treat the infection. In such cases, an oral drug like fluconazole or terbinafine needs to be added. Also there are other skin conditions which could look like fungal infection. As dermatology is completely a visual field, lesions needs to be examined. For the same, please consult a qualified dermatologist in your area or you may use ask a specialist feature of this website to upload images and discuss treatment options in your case.
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Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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