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Hi Dr. Mo here, could you upload some images of these spots?
Do these patches every get dry and flaky or are they only displaying that brown color?
If they are blotchy I would suspect they are fungal, what we call tinea versicolor.
In some they will be darker and in some they will be lighter.
The doctor, either regular or dermatologist, can prescribe a nizoral body shampoo which can get rid of this.
Also, oral meds can be given as well.
But we always prefer topicals over oral meds.
Yes, it's possible to have different shades, lighter and darker, on the same parts of the body.
How spread out is it on the back?
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I see, that sounds about right for tinea versicolor. Please let me know what questions you have for me.
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