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Question: Strange Rash Near Shoulder


 Deadbob12344 - Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:20 pm

I was in the shower today when I noticed a weird rash I can not recognize about an inch under my shoulder and about the size of a quarter. It looks almost like a scrape, with small red lines except you can not feel anything on the surface of my skin. There are no noticeable symptoms right now but I just found it today so I do not know if it can develop into anything. Please help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:17 am

User avatar Hello,The descriptions fit in with tinea versicolor,a non itchy rash,and with out symptoms which occur on the trunk,axilla,and the back.The colour could vary from off white,fawn,or brownish.The causative organism is a yeast like organism.This well responds to clotrimazole ceremes like canesten.If the lesions persist do get an opinion.Fungal infections do present like this and usually some itching is associated.Pityriasis rosea is a viral condition which can start as a single patch known as herald patch.Many more may appear only to dissappear in abour 2 to 3 weeks.Best wishes.

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