Itching And Black Patches On The Skin?

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Hello. Previously I didn’t have a history of skin disease or anything. But a few months ago I found my back like a spot resembling phlegm. But it is red which gradually turns black and a bit itchy. Initially only the body part. But now it has penetrated the front neck. Please explain what I experienced. Because this is very annoying

1 Answer:

Hi Icut,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Red, itchy rash may occur due to many factors, including tinea versicolor. This phlegm often occurs in parts of the body that are often exposed to high humidity, for example the back and neck area that often sweats. Not only is itching intense enough to even tend to heat, tinea versicolor can make the skin appear scaly, rough, and peeling. The habit of holding or scratching tinea versicolor can cause the fungus to stick to fingers and nails and then easily spread to other areas of the body. Contact, either directly or indirectly, with other people can cause transmission of tinea versicolor.


Apart from tinea versicolor, complaints like what you experience may also occur due to other causes, such as other fungal infections (tinea corporis), impetigo, miliaria (prickly heat), scabies (scabies), allergic contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, neurodermatitis, and so on. The spots that turn black can occur due to chronic inflammation that triggers hyperpigmentation (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation).


We recommend that you have your skin complaint checked directly to a doctor or specialist in skin and genitalia before it spreads to other areas of the body. Enough with a physical evaluation, doctors generally can tell whether your complaint is really caused by tinea versicolor or other triggers. If it is true that the cause is tinea versicolor, the doctor will prescribe anti-fungal drugs to overcome it.


For now, stop the habit of holding or scratching the itchy patches on your skin. In order to reduce itching, it is safer for you to sprinkle salicyl powder on the skin. Shower diligently and then wear clothes that are cool and clean. Avoid exchanging clothes, towels, or other personal items with other people. Avoid contact between the skin and substances that have the potential to trigger irritation and allergies on your skin.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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