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Old 09-26-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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tacopaul HB User
I don't know what I have.

Two years ago or so, I went to the beach and tanned ( i got a little darker) *. I noticed after that on my neck, I had some white dots. I didn't think it was something to worry about. So, after Summer, I did absolutely nothing in the Winter, Spring, and didn't go into direct sunlight the next Summer. ( i had nothing to do :P )

This summer I went to some pools and all that with sunlight overhead. I couldn't see anything while at the pool but in a few hours and following days-weeks, i realized the dots were becoming greater. The dots began to appear more on my neck, around my shoulders, on my chest, and they also appear.
I'm assuming it's somewhat related to the sun because they only appear around Spring/ Summer time when I go to the beach/ I play baseball (my neck is still in contact with the sun during baseball).
During the winter, it doesn't worsen. However, the seasons that I didn't do anything, I wasn't in the sun. The condition faded away.

However, when I get into the sun, they appear again.

anybody know what it could be?

editted: i was googling it up and i think it might be tinea versicolor.
would anybody else agree?

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Old 09-27-2007, 12:53 PM   #2
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Re: I don't know what I have.

yup! sounds like it. i have that. i get it mainly in the summer because that is when i am outside and sweat the most. i hate it! You can get a prescription shampoo or a pill. just ask your dr.

Also, it comes from the hair. it's a fungus (fun, huh?) so you can also use medicated shampoo that is otc, but i don't think i can post the name of it on here. the earlier in the season you catch it, the better!

good luck, and if it's that, there are def. ways to take care of it. it pretty much just depigments the skin.

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