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Red rash on stomach, chest, underarms. Suspecting syphilis. No other symptoms. Due to any underlying condition?

I have this red nonitchy rash on my belly and chest and underside of my arms. It looks like measles , though I have had measels before They dont hurt and are getting less visible. My doctor looked at them and said it was possible that I contacted std , syphillis. I have had no sores of any types, no painful urination , no marks on my feet or palms on my hands like he said often happen with this std. I get the results on Monday. if it is that, well I will deal with it. Is it possible that a rash like that can be caused by something else, like a reaction to something else
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Such rashes can occur in syphilis, seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, fungal infection, due to some drug intake etc. The best way to rule out syphilis is to get VDRL in dilution done. Skin rash in syphilis in almost all cases is preceded by a genital ulcer.Even if the results are positive, it is completely curable. So there is nothing to worry. However till the time you do not get your reports, do not indulge in intimate physical contact as it is a highly contagious disease. Consult a dermatologist to get these possibilities ruled out as once a diagnosis is made, an appropriate treatment can be instituted. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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