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red spots with crusty surface on my chest and abdomen

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replied July 24th, 2007
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Re: Help!
justinl198666666 wrote:
What is this?!?! I've had these weird red spots on my chest and abdomen for almost two months now. They don't itch or hurt or anything but they seem to have developed a white crusty surface over time. They are predominantly dispersed over my upper body, abdomen and sides.

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Have you showed anyone other than us! GET TO A DOCTOR! I would even go into a hospital to get it checked out or a clinic. It could be serious and you don't want to get infected. So, go to a doctor it's not worth the wait for it to get worse.
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replied March 7th, 2009
Same thing
I have the same spots on my body. I noticed the first one about two weeks ago and they are spreading quite rapidly on my stomach and back. Did you ever find out what was wrong? Any info would be quite helpful. They are starting to freak me out.
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replied March 17th, 2009
I have them
Ive had the same spots for a little over a month. Mine spread rapidly after the 3 week to cover my chest, ab, back and start to move down my arms and legs. My doc appointment is friday, got sick of hearing I've never seen this before from others.
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replied March 17th, 2009
Please post what they say. I went to the doctor and he said to try steroid cream, but that he really didn't know what was wrong.
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replied March 23rd, 2009
I have it too.
I have very similiar spots on my upper body. I've been researching on the internet and have come up with a guess. What I have, and possibly you too is a case on ringworm. Ringworm is really a form of jockitch, theres not really any worm involved. I'm trying topical anti-fungals that would be used for atheletes foot/jockitch/ringworm. Take a look in that direction on the internet to see if this appears to be what you have. It's too soon to tell if my treatment is right.
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replied July 9th, 2009
Those photos look an awful lot like guttate psoriasis. Steroid cream might work well.
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replied December 29th, 2009
red rash on chest and abdomen
Did you ever find out my daughter has the same thing?
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replied September 25th, 2010
I have the same markings on my arms, abdomen, sides, back, and my left leg. They also don not itch or feel painful, and have had crust develop over top of them within a few days. I got sick with a stuffy nose, BUT NO sore through first like you usually get with the common cold. Then 2 days later my right eye started to get swollen and got progressively more swollen and redder for three days, then on the fourth morning was drastically better and has been getting better since. Then I started noting the markings on other parts of my body as I mentioned above.
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replied September 25th, 2010
Did you ever figure out what it was, and how long did it take to go away and what did you use or put on it to help it go away?
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replied February 16th, 2011
PITYRIASIS ROSEA
If it started off with a big patch called a "herald patch" then it's most likely PITYRIASIS ROSEA. The cause is unknown however it is not dangerous, the spots usually come out in the abdomen and back area. PITYRIASIS ROSEA can only once in your lifetime and can last up to a couple months. Just go to the doctor and he will prescribe you with a cream called Triamcinolone Acetonide which you apply on the spots twice a day. It should start going away within days.
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replied September 13th, 2011
I went to the docter for this about 3 years ago and he told me it was pityriasis rosea, but it keeps coming back, if and when it goes away it only stays away for a few months. Ive been to the docter 3 times for it and every time he thinks its something else. Did anyone go to the docter and learn something helpfull about this?
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replied October 4th, 2011
spots all over
i experienced the same thing even the spots went a long way to my underfoot and now i feel itching and uncomfortable .
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replied December 6th, 2011
Scabies starts to itch months later sometimes. It also gets on palms and feet.
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replied May 17th, 2012
Red dry spots on chest and abdomen
My boyfriend had very similar spots. His started in the middle of his abdomen and then spread up to his right shoulder. He had this for months. Although it didnt itch or hurt, we were still concerned. He made 2 trips to the doctor. First they gave him some of the steroid creme (thats quite expensive) but the rash came back. The drs said its a fungus. We decided to have him try calemine lotion-and amazingly, it made it all go away. It dried up and is barely visible now. Hes only been using it for a few days but its helped a lot more than anything else we tried.
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