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i have a rash of small spots on my thighs back of arms and my lower back and bum any ideas what there from i have been told my mother has them and i had them from a child and my mam sed when she does sunbeds hers dissappear any suggestions there quite unattractive

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replied February 9th, 2010
Skin Answer A9888

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the rash that you have on the thigh, back of arms, lower back or bums. One of the possibilities that can present with such rash which disappears with sun exposure is of pityriasis versicolor. It is a common skin infection caused by the yeast Malassezia furfur. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates. It may present with pale rash which clears up with treatment and the skin eventually tans normally with sun exposure.

I sincerely suggest you to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. 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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