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my 10 yr old daughter has ovasl looking spots on her back as big as a penny hte first one aweek ago it wants to look like ringworm but does not have rash around it or dry or itchy in the area now tonite weve noticed more on her waist and buttocks area, any help woul dbe greatly appreciated on what this might be.
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replied February 12th, 2010
Hello,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the oval non itchy spots on the back and waist of your child. One of the possibilities for such rashes is pityriasis rosea. Pityriasis rosea is a common human skin disease which presents as numerous patches of pink or red oval rash. The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and itching. Topical and oral steroids are needed. Water, sweat, and soap may cause irritation and should be avoided in the disease. Topical zinc oxide and calamine lotion are useful for pruritus. You can consult a dermatologist and get these medicines prescribed.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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