October 18, 2018

Tinea Versicolor treatment

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Patient: Why I have got a white patch in my neck and it is spreading in my back also.Can you suggest some medicines please.

Symptoms: Like to scratch the selected part

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.The possible causes of white patches on skin are vitiligo, sup erficial fungal infections like tinea versicolor, eczema, psoriasis, overexposure to sunrays, excessive stress, vitamin B12 deficiency etc.By examination only the exact cause and nature of the lesion can be identified and treatment can be planned accordingly.So, please do consult your doctor, get examined and take treatment accordingly.Take care.

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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