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Striated rash on stomach, deep purple red, spreading, gained weight. Stretch marks?

I have a striated rash on my stomach . It started out small four years ago and only a few on one side. Now it s spread all over my stomach. While I have gained weight since it began, I had not gained any weight when it first started. At first I thought they were stretch marks but they ve been a deep purply red for almost 5 years now. Is it really likely stretch marks wouldnt lighten in that time period? What should I do? Mederma? Cocoa Butter? I can t see anyone for them for months and I m so self-conscious. I can t even take my shirt off. Please.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

The chances of the lesion being infective or allergic are remote considering the duration of the rash.

I would advice you to get examined and a biopsy if needed by a dermatologist to diagnose it exactly and manage accordingly.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 3 Jun 2012
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