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What do painful rashes and pimples at the lower back indicate?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 9 Nov 2018 in General Health
Question: I have what I think is a rash on the lower portion of my back. There are a hundred or more and they almost resemble small pimples but are kind of painful. They are red, rash looking and some are scabbed over. Have had this now for over two weeks. I know its not acne because I rarely ever had acne in my life.
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Brief Answer:

Pityriasis rosea

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed these attached images. This is Pityriasis rosea. Resolution is often spontaneous.

If you have itches, 25mg of Benadryl at most twice daily would be helpful.

This generally starts with a single patch, bigger than subsequent lesions and often has a scaly appearance.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Dr Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
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