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back brown spots
back brown spots  
hello
i just recently notice this , before i get itchy from dry skin but couples days i notice this spots and was wondering what it could be? im thinking it eczema but im not sure i been putting hycortizon 1% for the  itch
i was wondering if you could clarify it for me
thank you

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The brown spots could be caused by a number of skin conditions: a skin condition called Tinea Versicolor which is a superficial yeast overgrowth, sun damage called lentigo, and a condition called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation where irritated skin can become darker. In order to make a diagnosis the skin would need to be scraped and looked at under the microscope.

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