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skin discoloration

Hey, I'm 17 years old and I've had this yellowish/pinkish patch on my chest for a while now. It can sometimes itch but apart from that I see no difference. However, lately I discovered another, smaller patch on my chest, I'd rather not see a doctor but I don't know if I should. Please help!

Thanks.
Paul
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Hello,
This yellowish red patch on chest can be due to tinea versicolor or herald patch of pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis versicolor (Tinea veriscolor) is a fungal infection caused by commensal yeasts in hot and humid conditions. They may be reddish brown, slightly scaly patches or ugly, depigmented areas that will not tan, especially in suntanned skin. They should be differentiated from seborrheic dermatitis and vitiligo.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.








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