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Brownish spots all over body

My boyfriend has brownish spot all over his back and stomach. Some say because he use to drink heavily. They don't itch or bother him.
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Hello,
Dark back and stomach are mostly caused by acne scars, sun exposure or friction. Liver disease can also cause tiny brown spots on the stomach surface but they usually blanch on pressure. Are there other signs or symptoms present? A clinical examination is important for accurate diagnosis .Based on the symptoms this could be tinea versicolor.This is a common skin infection caused by the fungus Pityrosporum ovale .It results in  patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scales that sometimes coalesce. The patches are usually dark reddish colored and skin may appear lighter than surrounding healthy skin. There may be associated mild itching or increased sweating. The dermatologist can diagnose it easily through external examination and skin scraping with subsequent examination under a microscope. Treatment consists of over the counter topical anti-fungal medicines. If condition persists, it is best to see your doctor for further evaluation and management. Do write to us again.
Best luck and regards!
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