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Developed large circular flat discolourations on back, hip and shoulder blade. Could it be due to allergy?

Hello: I have developed very large circular, flat discolorations on my back that at first, looked like bruises ie: sort of dark red. I have two that are perfectly round and two that are very large and oblong. I went to my primary care and he stated he thought it was exzema and gave me a topical cream, however, they do not itch , not raised, not dry or flaky. Only knew they were there because someone pointed it out to me. Within the last two days, I have developed two more, one on my hip and one on my shoulder blade. Could this simply be an allergy? I do take Simvistatin (40mg) and have been for approximately 1 year. I am 53 years old and have never experienced anything like this. I live in Florida (humid climate) and have been under stress so not sure if these things contribute. Any guidance would be appreciated.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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hello and welcome to HCM
could you please clarify how large the lesions are and where precisely they are located i.e upper back or lower. you mentioned living in a humid climate, do you sweat a lot? do you have oily skin? does any one else in your immediate surroundings have these lesions. i would advise you to have a basic blood test done and visit a dermatologist this condition you are having might be a simple fungal infection(tinea versicolor). allergies to drugs or food usually cause a fixed lesion that appears and goes over time.
good luck
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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