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What is this skin condition?

Posted In: Skin conditions 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 1, 2008
  • 03:49 PM

Hi I've had this skin condition for around a year now, it's basically dry and it flakes if i scratch it (it doesn't itch). It's also brown around and located around my chest, stomache and on the inner side of my elbows. I tried to scrub it off but it wont come off.

I'll be adding some pictures soon.

Anybody have any idea what this could be and if so, how I can treat it.

Thanks.

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  • Elbowhttp://img379.imageshack.us/img379/5113/picture1vu2.jpgThats my shoulder.http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/5126/picture2nd9.jpgAny help would be great.
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  • could be a fungus
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • thanks for the reply...I just checked out google images, and it doesnt look like that, i uploaded some images but for some reason it didnt get posted so here it is again.http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7955/picture1yx2.jpghttp://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5584/picture2qz6.jpgthose are the images
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  • Elbowhttp://img379.imageshack.us/img379/5113/picture1vu2.jpgThats my shoulder.http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/5126/picture2nd9.jpgAny help would be great.I just went to the doc today for this same thing. It is called Tiena Versicolor . Its a common skin condition due to the overgrowth of skin surface yeast. Sometimes it can be white in color, pink or tan. It will go away if you use dandruff shampoo on it, allowing the shampoo to sit for awhile. Also use anti-fungal creams, twice a day... keeping the area clean and dry. The doctor said to continue the cream for a week after it goes away. You can expect this to return from time to time, so regular maintenance of the shampoo as a body wash, or a anti fungal spray (same for athletes foot)will help keep it under control. There is nothing wrong with you, as it relates to this particular aliment. Some people just have more yeast on their skin than others. Tropical, humid climates can "bring it on", but since yeast lives on your body, it is hard to prevent. Regular bathing and cleanliness helps- but I'm a clean person myself, and I still get this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 11:11 PM
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