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Spreading rashes on the chest. Causes?

Hi. I have some sort of rash maybe on my chest . It first appeared some months ago but it was a tiny circle but now there are more of them seemingly spreading. Altogether it looks like cheetah spots. No itching, burning or anything. I noticed when I scratched it, it started to look like dry skin only didn t come off. No idea what this could be
Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

I empathise with your skin problem, but dermatology is a visual field & hence it is best you consult with a dermatologist on the ground or if unable to, please upload a clear digital photograph of the region onto this web-site using the upload data icon to the right of your screen.

It appears off the cuff to be either a 'seborrheic dermatitis' type of problem or a 'pityriasis versicolor' issue. Given the fact there is no itching, more likely the latter.

Please do use a topical 2% ketoconazole cream twice/daily for 1-2 weeks. It should take care of the issue. Couple it with cetaphil moisturizing lotion applied on wet skin daily & you should be fine!

Here's wishing you good health & a clear skin.

Do remember these are only go across & consult your dermatologist @ ground0!

Dr PraveenRodrigues MD

Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist

Vikram Hospital, Bangalore
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Manjeeta Nath Das's  Response
Please Keep yourself moisturized.Also if it is spreading then you must visit a physician.Probably an ANA test or other test to rule out connective tissue disorder is needed
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