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Not itchy pink red blotches on back

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I have 5-6 blotches on my back, pink/red in colour. Not really that itchy.

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Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for asking your question at DoctorSpring.

May I know for how long you are having this blotches ? (weeks, months ). Is it growing in size or numbers ? Any chance you can forward me a picture of it ?

Thank you.

Patient replied :


I've had a couple of them for a few months. More seem to have developed. They don't seem to grow in size just numbers.

Photo attached.

Hello again,

I guess you missed attaching the pic or there was some error. Kindly attach the image again.


Patient replied :

Hi, i've tried a few times to upload the picture, hopefully it has worked this time.


Thanks for posting your query.

From the picture, you seem to be having pityriasis versicolor.

It is due to a superficial fungal infection. It is caused by a fungus, pityrosporum and is completely curable. It recurs only in conditions of heat and humidity but its a very benign thing and gets treated quickly.

The treatment for it would be ketoconazole shampoo in 1:1 dilution, apply it below the neck on the affected areas for 10 minutes before bath daily for a week.

After a week, apply it twice a week for one week in a similar fashion. You will require a prescription for it.

Please feel free to ask me in case you have any queries.


Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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