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What causes an itchy rash on the chest?

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Dr. Hari Charan Perigela

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi i have had a itchy rash on my ribcage for about four months it has spread and marks are now on underside of breast. Skin has thinned i expect down to using hc cream. Skin is also discoloured and red patches

I can provide photos
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please provide photos.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I would like to have some information.
1.Whether the cream that you are using is prescribed by a Dermatologist?
2.please attach the photos so that I am better able to help.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 5 hours later
No i have not seen a doctor or dermstologist. The cream is just a standard over the counter ty

I have tried to attach.photos but it will not let me
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Skin lesions have to be seen

Detailed Answer:
Hi
To diagnose a skin lesion, it has to be seen.
Please do not use any cream without doctor's advice as it will mask the original lesion.
As per your description, it looks like a fungal infection, Tinea corporis.
Consult a Dermatologist, get examined clinically and.get appropriate prescription.
Wish you good health
Regards
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