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Small raised red itchy patches on skin. What are they?

I have small, (most are about the size of an eraser on a number 2 pencil) raised, itchy red patches of skin on my arms, chest and back and a few on my torso. These patches start out as dry patches of skin....then the dry skin flakes off and the raised patch turns purplish red and somewhat shiny and is still somewhat itchy. This all started about a week ago. What could this be?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Hi, it seems that you are having either lichen planus or psoriasis vulgaris. Both the condition are benign. Do not worry. Avoid stress. Take proper sleep. Avoid soap bath. Apply mometasone oint. And take antihistaminics, till itching is relieved... But, still you consult dermatologist for perfect diagnosis and treatment... Ok
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