Yup, I have them on my chest and neck area too. These spots are another indicator to me that my IBS symptoms as well as my past UC symptoms have a fungal etiology. Skin is often an outward indicator of what is going on in the inside of our body. When I restrict fungus feeding foods (i.e. grains/sugar) my symptoms become significantly better.
Over-the-counter antifungal creams have helped with the spots, but it takes time and doesn't clear them all. I'm thinking of asking for a prescriptive antifungal.
Yeast infections usually remain localized upon a moist surface, but in prolonged cases the yeast can shift to a fungal form which sinks root-like rhizoids under the surface of the mucosa. This usually happens invisibly within the intestinal tract, and when it does, toxins and other substances which are normally prevented from penetrating the surface of the intestinal lining are given a route to invade the rest of the body, causing “leaky gut syndrome”.
I'm still a firm believer my symptoms are/were fungus related. With over 400 kinds of fungi harmful to man, it may not only be "candida" that could be a problem for those of us with health issues.