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user1471504234 Fri 31-May-19 03:30:18

Tinea versicolor (same thing apparently as pityriasis versicolor). Try otc canesten cream and it should clear up in days. I had something like this for years and years until I tried canesten randomly and it disappeared very fast!

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 30-May-19 17:08:43

But the OP doesn’t actually know what it is, it would be far better to get a diagnosis (if not via the GP then by a pharmacist) and try medication that’s likely to work, rather than guessing and trying medication based on the guess. It would take a lot longer and she could end up making it worse.

BlackInk Thu 30-May-19 16:36:14

I totally wouldn't bother a GP with something like this unless I'd tried everything OTC first. I might mention it if I was there about something else. It's not itchy or painful...

lessnoisepls Thu 30-May-19 16:31:43

Great, thanks so much for all your help, everyone!! x

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SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 30-May-19 16:19:17

I also think it looks like it could be a fungal infection, but I think you should go to the GP to get it properly checked out. Hopefully it’ll be easily treated!

Aquamarine1029 Thu 30-May-19 16:14:15

I second that it looks fungal.

BlackInk Thu 30-May-19 16:11:41

It looks like a fungal skin infection to me. Have you tried an over the counter anti-fungal cream?

bloodywhitecat Thu 30-May-19 16:09:08

I use Dermalex (I get mine from Boots), it is expensive but it works well for me. I have also tried urea creams in the past and they keep the area well moisturised without the greasy feeling.

QueenofPain Thu 30-May-19 16:07:42

Could be Pityriasis Versicolor.

lessnoisepls Thu 30-May-19 16:01:19

i kept thinking it would be that, but every thing i read kept saying it would be painful or itchy, but i literally don't notice it.

got a holiday coming up and getting conscious that I can't hide it anymore!

any treatments you recommend?

so bizarre, all my life i've never had any issues, typical i get it now!

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bloodywhitecat Thu 30-May-19 15:55:15

My psoriasis looks like that, I have inverse or flexural psoriasis.

lessnoisepls Thu 30-May-19 15:50:38

Had it for long time, it’s on my inner thigh, both sides, but different shapes.
Also got a small circular patch on my stomach.

It’s red, ever so slightly raised, dry but not itchy.

I tried e45 which made a difference for a while but now it’s worse.

Sorry for the toilet in pic.

Just wanting to know if it’s something common and I can grab something in high st rather than wasting NHS time.

I haven’t been able to find similar online

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