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Hi

I started to notice spots on my chest and was wondering what it could be. I'm only 22. These spots have been around for at least a year.

Just wondering if anyone can identify this or advise me.

Images post-shower:
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/8637/dsc00287o.jpg
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/3121/dsc00285gxc.jpg
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1737/dsc00282ikt.jpg

Note - the thing in the middle is a mole.

I'll upload more images on request.

Thanks
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
It looks like pityriasis versicolor.It is caused by an overgrowth of a yeast fungus and are found mainly on sun exposed areas. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities.Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines.

Most cases of fungal infection respond to over-the-counter products, which contain any of several basic ingredients: miconazole, tolnaftate, terbinafine,ketaconazole and clotrimazole.You can consult a pharmacist and get any cream or lotion containing these ingredients. Some of them are Lamisil, Monistat derm, Mycelex, and Nizoral.If the symptoms persist then pls consult a dermatologist.

I hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.



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