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Pink dry spots on chest, back. Having sore throat, puss pockets. Suspecting Pityriasis rosea. Opinion?

Hi, I have red/pink dry spots on the front of my upper body and my back. They do not itch . I went from having two to about ten in about 3 days. I have also been having a sore throat , I had puss pockets... thinking it was strep , but I tested negative when I went to the doctor. The doctor said that the spots were possibly pityriasis rosea . I was just wondering what your thoughts were and if there is anything I could do about it? I ve never had anything like it before in my life, and I m just curious as to why it would start now? I am a 21 year old female, if that is information you need.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to us.
From the description provided it could either be pityriasis rosea or psoriasis. Both of these conditions can sometimes be preceded by upper respiratory tract infection. so firstly consult a dermatologist and get your diagnosis confirmed.
P rosea is a self resolving condition and responds to application of steroid creams, calamine lotion and oral antihistamine.
psoriasis requires emollients and steroid creams.
Hope that answered your query.
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Answered: Fri, 5 Jul 2013
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