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Small itchy rashes on shoulders, upper arms and breast, look like a scar. What could it be ?

Hi, I have these small rashes on my shoulders, upper arms and breast . They have been there for a couple weeks now and they are very itchy. They are nickle size or smaller, some of them look dark red kind of like a scar . What could it be? At first I thought it was ringworm but I have had ringworm before and it looks nothing like that.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Hi.. Thanks for your query
From what you mention, there is a possibility of the lesions being eczematous.
You can start taking oral anti allergic tablets to control the itching , as continuous itching leads to itch scratch cycle which further aggravates the disease and its outcome.topical steroids are applied for 1-2 weeks depending on the severity of the patches . It is important to keep the area moist by repeated application of a medicated emollient .u can use cetaphil moisturiser for the same.
You can consult a dermatologist for the correct prescription of topical steroids as they are mainstay of therapy.
Hope this helps.. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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