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A 23-year-old female asked about a 27-year-old male:

my husband has white patches on his arms, neck, back of the neck, and is starting to get them on his stomach. they are severely itchy. i have tried everything benedryl pills and cream and hydracortiso?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Sounds like it might: be tinea versicolor, look it up and see if it looks like it, if yes you can try OTC selsun shampoo to body for 20min and wash off once a day for 7 days, if not clearing you need prescription from dermatologist
Dr. Grant Brenner
Psychiatry 24 years experience
See a derm: That could be a lot of things. Stopping putting over the counter things on it, especially steroids (hydrocortisone) which can 1) lower the immune response and make it worse if it is infectious and 2) make it harder for the dermatologist to identify what it is. Dermatologists generally need to see a photo of the rash, at least, and get a good history to make a diagnosis.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Try: Selsun blues shampoo leave it on a couple of hours before a washing it off i and repeat for a week. If that does not work you will need to be seen.
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
General Practice 31 years experience
Lets review your que: It sounds like your husband may have tinea versicolor which would be better treated with anti-fungals

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