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A 36-year-old member asked:

What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer ?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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