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I have red sores, that look like they are blistery and rashy on my stomach. It started a while ago, and little bumps grow around the sore, and then the sore spreads. What could it be? I'm afraid that it could be skin cancer, because it runs in my immediate family. Even my father has it. I am just concerned because I have let it go untreated for a while now.

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replied November 13th, 2010
Skin Answer A17090

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From the symptoms it can be anything like sweat dermatitis, contact dermatitis, shingles, viral diseases or pityraisis 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.

My sincere advice is to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. 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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