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Suggest treatment for patches of dry skin under the breasts

odd skin condition I have recently discovered a series of perfectly circled patches of dry skin. It started as a few small spots under my right breast and soon spread up into my cleavage. And now there are 6 visible spots. They are tiny, maybe a quarter inch at best. There are very very slightly raised, no itch, no burn...they dont bother me at except for the fact that they are there. Light in color almost not visible maybe 1 pigment darker than my usual caucasian flesh color. However when I shower they tend to darken momentarily.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I would keep a possibility of Erythrasma. Erythrasma is a chronic superficial infection of the intertriginous areas of the skin.

The incriminated organism is Corynebacterium minutissimum.

Dark discoloration associated with erythrasma is usually limited to body folds that are naturally moist and occluded. Infection commonly is asymptomatic, but it can be pruritic.

The typical appearance of erythrasma is well-demarcated, brown-red macular patches. The skin has a wrinkled appearance with fine scales

Treatment is with oral erythromycin Or topical erythromycin Or with topical clindamycin for 2 weeks

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