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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, and pain.
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I have spots on the back of my calves. They’re not raised,

Customer Question

Hi there! I have white spots on the back of my calves. They’re not raised, not itchy, not painful, I’ve had them for a very long time. More noticeable when the rest of me is tanned. Any ideas what they could be?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the skin issue better or worse?
Customer: Probably 5 years or so, but as they don’t cause issues I’ve not really investigated. I can’t identify what makes them more prominent other than the sun tanning the rest of my legs.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No nothing :)
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.
Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Please post a photo of that for me here

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Here you go :)
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

That's tinea versicolor--a common fungal infection

Over the counter canesten cream applied twice a day for a week will clear it up

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Oh my god really?! Thank you! I’ll give that a go… you’re a star.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

My pleasure

I'm here if you ever need me again