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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||
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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