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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What do white patches on the arms, scalp and neck indicate?

I started having the white patchs around a year ago since then they have covered most of my arms scalp and neck. The itching is unbareable it seems to be worse at night ive tried everything i can find for itching but nothing works. Do you know of anything that will help with this i just want a good nights sleep.
Mon, 2 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, it can be fungal infection like P.versicolor and may need oral antifungal like terbenafine as well as topical applications as well however detailed dermatologist review is a must.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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