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Patches of tinny white dots my stomach, dermatologist torched uv light, tinny unevenly distributed glowing spots of varying size & shape. Whats wrong?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Tinea versicolor

Probably tinea versicolor, which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia.
It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to trunk & extremities. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. Should respond promptly to proper treatment.

In brief: Tinea versicolor

Probably tinea versicolor, which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia.
It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to trunk & extremities. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. Should respond promptly to proper treatment.
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