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What Do Rashes On The Stomach Indicate?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Question: I got a rash on the side of my stomach it's oval shape looks like a ring worm, I went and got a cream and used it the rash has got bigger and now I have about a dozen little ring worm looking rashes on my chest stomach and arms. Not sure what it is? They aren't raised or itchy
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload a few images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

Perhaps it is pityriasis Rosea - it presents as oval patches (resemble ring worm) with fine scaling and is arranged in a fir tree pattern along the ribs. Pityriasis rosea is not itchy unlike tinea/ fungal infection. There is a history of a mother patch/ herald patch which appears first and is then followed by crops of similar looking smaller patches on trunk and proximal extremities. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the rash in "Reports Section" so that I am able to confirm and guide you better.

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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
Hello have attached some photos. Was hard to gey with the lighting. Bigger rash at the bottom of my body was the original one
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pityriasis rosea

Detailed Answer:
thank you. I can see red, oval patches on the flanks and abdomen.

I would like to treate it as a case of pityriasis rosea. You may use a moderately potent topical steroid cream e g either mometasone furoate 0.1% cream or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream, twice daily for 2 weeks. These are prescription topical steroids.
I also recommend oral erythromycin for 2 weeks in my patients with pityriasis rosea.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (3 minutes later)
Im in australia. So will i need to see a doctor here to get a prescription?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pityriasis rosea

Detailed Answer:
hi.
yes. you need to see either a dermatologist or a general practitioner for a prescription.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Do Rashes On The Stomach Indicate?

Brief Answer: Kindly upload a few images Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us. I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. Perhaps it is pityriasis Rosea - it presents as oval patches (resemble ring worm) with fine scaling and is arranged in a fir tree pattern along the ribs. Pityriasis rosea is not itchy unlike tinea/ fungal infection. There is a history of a mother patch/ herald patch which appears first and is then followed by crops of similar looking smaller patches on trunk and proximal extremities. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the rash in "Reports Section" so that I am able to confirm and guide you better. Regards