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Round red spots on neck and chest. Why do they itch? Is it a heat rash?

I am 46 and fair complected. Over the past few months I have been getting round red spots on my neck and chest . They seemed to have moved down toward my stomach and become more uniform in the past week or so. They don t really itch , although I do sometimes experience a little burning on my skin when I am in the sun (with my shirt on). I was told it might just be heat rash , but the spots are looking more uniform now. Ay ideas?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.
Could you please upload a clear photograph on this portal using the 'upload data' icon? Dermatology is by & large a 'visual' field & for best results, a visual is essential. Your history too needs a touch more many months exactly has this problem started? Was there a larger 'mother' patch to begin with & then did these tiny red spots appear? Was there any sore throat, runny nose/viral infection of the upper respiratory tract preceding? This appears from your history to be a rash called Pityriasis Rosea. For more details & confirmation before treatment, please visit your nearest skin specialist or contact one of us using the premier 'ask-a-doctor' package. Appln of calamine lotion topically may be a good first aid measure.
Cheers & wish you good health!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
DFermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore
Answered: Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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