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Darkening of the skin between my breasts from fungus?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin.
The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole.

In brief: Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a chronic yeast infection of the skin.
The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders and fine scale. This skin condition can be controlled but not cured. Treatment is with topical anti yeast medication like Nizoral cream or oral medication like ketoconazole.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe not.

There are other causes of discoloration in that area; someone should do a KOH examination to be sure that's what it is.
Other possibilities include a hormonal condition called acanthosis nigricans and collections of old, dead skin cells that wash off with alcohol, but not soap and water. (this is more common than generally realized.) see a dermatologist and get an accurate diagnosis/treatment.

In brief: Maybe not.

There are other causes of discoloration in that area; someone should do a KOH examination to be sure that's what it is.
Other possibilities include a hormonal condition called acanthosis nigricans and collections of old, dead skin cells that wash off with alcohol, but not soap and water. (this is more common than generally realized.) see a dermatologist and get an accurate diagnosis/treatment.
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