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July 21st, 2010
red/pink spots
hi, i woke up this morning with a load of pink like dots on me slightly raised they're on my stomach chest and my legs they're not itchy or hurting but i'm worried about what they are? can anyone help? also i heard other people had this too because they had a sore throat and were feeling weak before the spots came on and that's the same as what I've got so can anyone help please just what they are and how to get rid of them?? thanks
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replied July 30th, 2010
OMG! what
I awoke one morning in my girlfriends home ( which happens to be outside of my country of origon) and had horrible itchy spots on my body. These are alot larger than anyone elses on this page. I have one spot dead in the center of my back about half the size of a baseball. I have multiple spots on my body, that being the largest, but all itch. I have no clue what to do, and being in this country, have no capability to check at a hospital.
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replied August 19th, 2010
spots all over stomach
i have spots all over my stomach and chest and on my back. so are small and not raised and others are larger and slightly raised. They itch a little just depending on where they are and if my clothes touch them. I have been taking bendryl but they're still here. today is day 5 and im thinking about going to the doctors. i do have tea tree oil which i saw someone say it helped so im going to try that and see what happens.

If anyone knows anything please post it!
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replied August 26th, 2010
could be - Pityriasis Rosea
- Nummlar eczema
- immune related
- caused through a fungal infection
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replied September 2nd, 2010
I'm 17.. i've had then since i was 13. The only time they go is when i have sun burn.. I've tried everything!!!! I have my brothers wdding on the 25th of this month and wearing a bridesmaid dress... I feel like everyone looks and thinks errr.. Help get rid of them!! xx
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replied December 10th, 2010
pityrias rosea
try an image search on google for pityriasis rosea. it's noncontagious, but starts with 1 circular spot, then about a week later, more little spots appear on your torso and limbs. They're flat, not really itchy, and dry in the center.
After freaking out, and trying to self-diagnose, I figured out that this was the rash that was making me polka-dotted. I'm on week 3, and these are the things I've tried to help make them go away:
-wash your body with dandruff shampoo.
-alternate between Neosporin and hydro-cortisone. After using hydrocortisone for 2 days, I noticed a significant decrease in their size and redness.
-avoid super hot water. Hot water seems to make them flare up, or make more appear that were waiting under the skin.
-tea tree oil! If you've never used tea tree oil on your skin, dab a cotton swab in olive oil, then dab the swab in the tea tree oil, then apply to your spots. The olive oil makes it so the tea tree oil doesn't burn your skin. You can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to your bath. More than a few drops, and your whole house will smell pretty potent.
I hope this helps. Learn from my experience!
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replied January 7th, 2011
red spots that don't itch on 52 yr old woman
I have red spots all over my lower legs that started 3 days ago, and now they all over my body below my chest and down, they don't itch but I have a horrlibe stomach pain all at the same time that is being treated but they have not found out what the spots are yet.

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replied March 18th, 2011
Recently diagnosed with pityriasis- I'm 31f
I just got diagnosed with pityriasis. I'm American but living in china. So they gave me black licorice root, paoeny capsules and an antihistamine I take at night. I take 75 mg of the licorice 3 times a day, 2 capsules of the paeony a day and put cream on them 2 or 3 times a day. I'm alternating between a anti itch cream and a cream that is used to treat ringworm. Let me tell you, after one 25mg pill of the black licorice root all my spots turned lighter. I am still getting new little red spots but some show up for 2 days and are gone. Most are smaller than any of the original spots I got. This seems to be working.
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replied May 10th, 2011
Selsun Blue for the Red Spots
I had these symptoms when I was younger (faint red dots, non-raised, non-irritating) and, by a doctor, I was told to use Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo. Apparently there's a medical ingredient that clears up these spots which ended up being a type of skin fungus. Sure enough, once a day I would wash the areas and things did clear up within a week.

The spots have recently popped up again (while being clear of them for over 10 years) so I figured I would give the Selsun Blue a go again.

Hope this helps some of you out, in most cases it sounds like what I had then as well as now.
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replied May 17th, 2011
okay so i have the spots too if i pick them, some bleed. had them for about a year now it makes me really self conscious and i havent been swimming since i first thought it was eczema but i tried this cream that i used to use, and nothing happened... i would really like to know what it is
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replied May 25th, 2011
That sounds just like what I have, It was diagnosed as pityriasis lichenoides. Go see a dermatologist as there are different variations. Its not serious in itself but can be link to other illnesses so go get it checked out. I'm currently after advise to manage it and get rid of the spots.
Good luck.
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replied July 9th, 2011
Almost two years ago I started noticing red spots on my husbands torso. At first they were very mild and in a small area. After a month, they begin to spread but only to areas that also have thin skin, like chest and neck. Months later, I started developing them. We aren't insured,so going to the doctor is only for emergencies, and being as these red areas didn't hurt or itch we have been attempting to treat it ourselves with hydrocortizone cream. The cream will lighten them to almost normal skin tone, but never completely. I've also noticed that it appears to react to heat, becoming more red and inflamed. Anything I've found tells me it should have been gone after 2 months, but this has been 2 years. PLEASE help.
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replied July 29th, 2011
I have had little red dots for 20 years
I have had them for 20 years now. I got them right after I hurt my neck and the doctor put me on pain pills, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory pills. I had a reaction to the combination and these little red dots appeared on my stomach first, then chest and back. My doctor told me they are little eruptions of blood vessels to the surface of the skin. Nothing to be alarmed about, except I have noticed that my sexual partners have gotten them after a while. It is not a sexually transmitted disease, and is nothing to be concerned about. They are mostly on my stomach, some on my back and a few on my chest.I do notice that more appear when I am under intense stress.
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replied September 7th, 2011
Hello,

I have circle redish/brown patches all over my stomach and hips, I went to a doctor and he diagnosed me with pityriasis versicolor.

Its just a fungal infection that mostly effects teens and in the summer months. You can find loads of pictures of it on the internet and info, I know there are different strains of it as well.

It's nothing to worry about and I got given a steroid cream and it got rid of it all in a couple of days but it is a repeat offender and comes back quite often! If it is the same as mine best go to a pharamist and they can advice you on some creams and things that should clear it.

My advice to everyone on here is just go to the docs! Most cases its something really insignificant and can be treated easily but its always best to be cautious!
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replied October 11th, 2011
spots
I have some spots on the sides of my stomach and i have no idea what they are their are a few on my stomach and back but mostly on the sides. any ideas as to what this is?
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replied November 1st, 2011
Red spots on stomach
Thanks for posting the info, I noticed the spots tonight (same symptoms) and am glad to read these spots go away. I am on a tour in Europe and won't have a chance to see the doctor til I get home in about 2 weeks. Hope they'll just go away after a little while.
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replied January 7th, 2012
Re: Red Spots On Stomach/back/chest
NeverGetCaught wrote:
Hey. I'm new to this board but I figured i'd give it a shot on here before I see a doctor to see if anyone had any idea what's going on with me.



Recently, i've noticed red spots on my stomach, back, and chest. They go anywhere from the size of a pin point to as large and an eraser head on a pencil. They are not raised off the skin, nor do they hurt, itch, or anything else. I feel perfectly fine but it worries me since this, obviously, isn't normal. I've also noticed a somewhat bad taste in my mouth, lately. Kind of like that bad taste you get when you have tonsilitis.



I had the chicken pox when I was 6 (i'm now 23) so I know it's not that. I have not made any camping trips or anything in the recent past. The only thing i've done out of the ordinary, lately, is make a trip to vegas with friends two weeks ago. I've heard of 'bed bugs' at hotels but i'm not stressing about something like that.



Anyone have any ideas what this might be?



I believe it to be Pityriasis rosea, a common skin condition with no known cause of cure. It is itchy in approximately 50% of people and normally disappears in 4-6 weeks

More information is found here http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermato logy-a-to-z/pityriasis-rosea/
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replied January 11th, 2012
Raised, red lesions on abdomen
First of all, if you are SERIOUSLY concerned about what the lesions are on YOUR body, YOU should see a physician if for nothing else, to set your mind at ease.

Second, you should never, Never, NEVER pick at, poke, peel, squeeze, apply foreign substances, and anything else that people are saying they do to these lesions. You are only asking for trouble. Especially if these lesions prove to be, for YOU, something that IS ominous. If they prove not to be, by picking at things, you are opening up your body to a LOT of potential bacteria and then you CAN be in real trouble. SO STOP PICKING!!!!!

That said, I'm going to throw my two cents into this pot! I also have these "little red dots" on my abdomen. They come and they go. They do not itch, burn, hurt, etc. What they actually do is EXIST! They are there. Period. I DID see a physician because I WAS concerned, and he did diagnose me.

From what most of you are describing, I highly doubt what you have is pityriasis rosea because that involves NO lesions. A "lesion" describes something that is raised, has texture, and so on. Your skin remains FLAT. Most all of you describe your lesions as "raised", "round" in various sizes and have even used a "pencil eraser" to describe the size.

Check out the photos on this site to see if they more readily LOOK SIMILAR to what you all have. If so, you can print out this info and go to your physician and have them dealt with. Should YOUR lesions appear like these, you can also do more research on the internet to learn more about them. And if it turns out that this is what you have, after SEEKING A DIAGNOSIS from a physician, you can be asking for some SERIOUS trouble should you pick at them because they will bleed uncontrollably, prompting a visit to the emergency room.

Also, the reason they appear more on your abdomen (usually the first place) and then neck, underarms, back, groin area, is because your skin is "thinner" there. Yes, you still have all seven layers, but it is "thinner" than what you would have on your hands, forearms, legs, etc. Those areas may be calloused, thickened from years of sun exposure, etc. This is also why some of you say they "disappear" when you're under the sun. This is your skin's way of protecting your body in IT's own way.

So get your tushy to a physician if you are THAT seriously concerned! Only a healthcare specialist can diagnose you. And if you do not get an answer from your doctor, if s/he doesn't know what those red spots are, then get a second opinion, or a third, or more, until you do find someone who really does know with certainty, what you have. A biopsy may be taken to provide you with 100% diagnosis.

But remember, in the meantime, do NOT apply foreign concoctions to these lesions UNTIL YOU KNOW what they are, and remember most importantly. . . DON'T PICK!!!

http://www.skinsight.com/adult/cherryHeman gioma.htm

Good luck to all of you!

Rose M
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replied January 13th, 2012
check out Grovers Disease
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replied February 6th, 2012
Red dots on stomach.
Cherry Angiomas
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replied February 6th, 2012
Red dots on stomach.
Cherry Angiomas
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replied June 14th, 2012
red spots on stomach
I get red spots, usually under my bra and down my stomach. Any place I sweat, and especially in hot water, after a shower. It's a fungus of some kind and it sounds odd, but yeast infection cream works the best. Just rub some on after your shower everyday, and if they go away, that's what you have. Process of elimination, I guess.
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