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Body Rash - Not diagnosed

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  • Posted By: josebx0f
  • June 8, 2010
  • 06:28 AM

Myself, male, 44 years old, dark skin (brown, not black) saw body eruptions (rashes) on the torso before 12 days. They were not itchy. The numbers started to increase, the older ones reddening. I met a physician on the 6th day; he looked at it and said there's nothing to worry. As per him these are body rashes are not diagnosed (cause/origin is undetermined), mostly on the trunk and inner thighs, non-contagious and should disappear in 4-5 weeks. He looked around for a big one (rash) and saw it on the abdomen and confirms this is the pattern of this attack.
Now, after 12 days I can see more smaller ones on my body (little on the lower limbs, mostly on the chest abdomen, back and inner thighs) and the older ones getting flattened and reddish (like measles, sort of dying). It's a bit itchy when the skin is dry or sweating.
My wife and children are not affected, but I keep them away from me.
Could you pl. tell me what is this disease and what precautions should I take. (Seeing a skin specialist is difficult unless referred by the physician, which is difficult). Thank you.:)

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  • Dust mites, I would wash all of your covers,sheets,pillow cases. Also your couch or sohpa. Or if you have a dog your cat you may have to get rid of them because you may be allergic.This is just a though,clean your bedding maybe send the pets away for awhile just to see. Myself, male, 44 years old, dark skin (brown, not black) saw body eruptions (rashes) on the torso before 12 days. They were not itchy. The numbers started to increase, the older ones reddening. I met a physician on the 6th day; he looked at it and said there's nothing to worry. As per him these are body rashes are not diagnosed (cause/origin is undetermined), mostly on the trunk and inner thighs, non-contagious and should disappear in 4-5 weeks. He looked around for a big one (rash) and saw it on the abdomen and confirms this is the pattern of this attack.Now, after 12 days I can see more smaller ones on my body (little on the lower limbs, mostly on the chest abdomen, back and inner thighs) and the older ones getting flattened and reddish (like measles, sort of dying). It's a bit itchy when the skin is dry or sweating.My wife and children are not affected, but I keep them away from me.Could you pl. tell me what is this disease and what precautions should I take. (Seeing a skin specialist is difficult unless referred by the physician, which is difficult). Thank you.:)
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  • It might be something called Pityriasis Rosea. Google it to learn more. Think I might have had it too...lasted for months & months. Now I'm dealing with some other type of rash. It's hard to diagnose. I've been to dermatologists, allergists, family doctors, er... you name it. From what I've been told, it's self limited, which means no cure, it will just eventually go away. Mine was incredibly itchy though - to the point I wanted to rip my skin off. There are meds the doctor can prescribe for itch but nothing really makes the spots go away. It's not contagious. Might be caused due to stress or a virus. Could be a number of things. This is all what I've been told and researched on my own. If you can't get to a doctor, I encourage you to look it up. Hope this helps. Even though much easier said than done, try to keep your head up.
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