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21 Nov 2005

White patches on skin
White patches on my back has developed, it is really unsightly. I have heard that this is a shortage of cortisone, is this correct, if so, how can I replace it?
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01 Jan 0001

Christal, the most common cause for white patches on the skin is a superficial fungal infection called tinea versicolor. You can treat it with LamisilĀ® spray, but the best would be to see your doctor and have the diagnosis confirmed. Good luck.
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