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A 21-year-old male asked:

dear doctors, i would like to know. what is on the back my body. i have a light brown spots at the back of my body and under my arms. ?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Café au lait spot?: Café au lait is french for "coffee with milk" and refers to their light-brown color. I can't be sure what you have--just a guess. Having multiple--6 or more of greater than 5mm before puberty or greather than 15mm after puberty, is a one of diagnostic features of neurofibromatosis-1. These can also be associated with many other medical conditions. Fungal rashes can appear same, but often with "many spots." consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Light Brown Spots: Light brown spots can be tinea versicolor which is a superficial yeast. Treatment is with oral or topical anti yeast medication. Visit your local dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis as i cannot see your skin.

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