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Question: rash on chest and stomach


 kaelbell - Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:23 pm

As you can read from my medical history there is quite a bit of little things. I have alot of different diagnosis'. Always hoping for that one shiny pill that will solve everything but never finding it. About 8 months ago I started developing a rash on my chest. Its a pinkish red about the size of pencil erasers, with a pale center. They itch occasionaly but not too bad. They are not circular in shape actually lots of different shapes. I have noticed in the last month that it is spreading slowly down to my abdomen. Have tried everything to help this from creams and ointments to antifungus meds. Nothing helps. Its not a big deal really unless it keeps spreading, however I cant help but wonder if all my problems could some how be related.. please help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:55 am

User avatar Hello,The description fit in with tinea versicolor in which the rashes resemble bran and may be of various hues ranging from brown,pink,or paler than surrounding skin .They are non itchy and are mostly seen over the trunk area.Selenium sulphide application,and antifungal external medications form the first line.The earlier one though effective some times can irritate the skin and best prescribed.Sun exposure helps in getting back the pigments.Severe resistant infections need systemic antifungals which in your case are not warranted.Best wishes.

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