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For the last 5 weeks I have had very itchy spots which have formed on the inner part of my buttocks. They tend to itch more at night or when I am laying down. Over the past two weeks I have found that I am getting the same spots on my arm, upper leg and back. the more I scratch, the more spots that appear.

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replied March 11th, 2010
Skin Answer A10594
Hello, 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, eczema, 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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