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Small grey patches on back, trunk area, dry skin. Put moisturizer cream, no relief. Treatment?

i have small circular grey patches on my back and one on the trunk area. I saw a dermatologist several years ago and he said it was dry skin . you can flake some of it off but it never goes away and i am getting more on my back. i don t feel highly concerned, but wondering if it is dry skin what to do about it. I ve tried putting moisture cream on the one i can reach but it doesn t make any change in it. thanks
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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.hi,small grey patches on the trunck and on the back can be tinea versicolor not the dry skin.if it is due to dry skin,by applying moisteriser they would have disappeared by now
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection where u find hypopigmented patches with fine scales on is caused by fungus named malassesia furfur .wet condtions,tight clothing excessive humidity aggrevates the disease.
it can be best treated by flucanozole 400mg stat tablet and application of candid-tv shampoo 15 minutes before bath .it is more prone for recurrences
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