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What Causes Red Blotches On The Chest, Abdomen And Back?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Question: I have small red splotches on my chest, abdomen and a few on my sides and back. They do not itch and are flat. They vary in size. I have one on my upper leg that is large (3/4" x 1") and purplish. I noticed a few on my abdomen last week but have many more now. No discomfort. Just curious if I need to see my doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems to be pityriasis rosea, upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
According to your complaints it seems to be pityriasis rosea.
It is self limiting viral disease which usually subsides in 6-8 weeks.
I would recommend you to upload pictures of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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What Causes Red Blotches On The Chest, Abdomen And Back?

Brief Answer: Seems to be pityriasis rosea, upload pictures Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic According to your complaints it seems to be pityriasis rosea. It is self limiting viral disease which usually subsides in 6-8 weeks. I would recommend you to upload pictures of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition. Regards Dr Asmeet