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Pale Red Blotches (With Pictures)

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  • Posted By: turboknuckles
  • December 2, 2010
  • 07:21 PM

Hi, I'm a young male in my early 20's and for the past two to three years I've had this skin condition, I haven't been to the doctor about it yet but I plan to soon. It started out around my neck and was tolerable at first but recently I've noticed that it appears to be growing down my body particurlarly around my arm pits, sides and devastatingly now my groin, inner thighs and upper legs. I haven't tried treating it because I don't know what it is, I just hoped it would disappear.

I've recently started a new relationship and this is really knocking my confidence to get intimate with my girlfriend. I can hide my body under a vest but now that it has reached my groin area I have little options plus hiding myself is not really sustainable. It does not appear to affect my penis or scrotum but is fairly visible around them. It is usually a pale pink colour but after a bath or shower I notice it turn a deep red, it is not itchy.

Please help me, I hate my body because of this. I have attached two pictures of my body, not my groin area.



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  • Unfortunately.. I too have faced this problem. I started noticing the red blotches first in my arm pits around 2008. Days later I began noticing 1-5 of them in my groin area in the bends of my groin where skin meets skin (none touching my penis or scrotum). I immediately went to the doctor, though. I showed him the ones in my arm pit and fortunately he didn't need to see the ones downstairs. lol. Like I said.. this was in 2008. I cannot for the life of me remember what he called it. To be honest, I couldn't even remember the name of it when I left the clinic that day. He told me that I do not sweat. He said that when I get myself all sweaty from sports or any other activity that could cause you to break a sweat.. it's incapable of exiting the pores in my pits and groin. In doing so he said it was causing a bacteria. He gave me some cream to apply to my body and also gave me a prescription for a single pill with directions to take it and then get out in the yard and work up a REAL sweat. Unfortunately.. he did tell me that more than likely it would come back. He said it was just a condition with my body to where it didn't want to SWEAT in those two areas. lol. I was 20 in 2008 when I went to the doctor. If anyone can come up with the name of the condition.. I too would appreciate it. I would suggest going to the doctor dude.. it's NOTHING to be ashamed of. There's enough spots on your upper body to where he shouldnt need to see downstairs.. so for your own sake.. go see a doctor and get his opinion. If you walk away and he has told you anything different.. please feel free to share. I'm thinking about a second opinion myself. I seeked this thread after just getting out of the shower and noticing that mine in the groin area are itching extremely bad right now and are a red instead of the pale-pink. I firmly believe that food too plays a role in this.. that and I'm a lazy person that does very little activity. lol.
    Thrillbilly 1 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
    • 08:48 AM
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  • It is definitely time for a trip to the dermatologist after suffering with this for so long. Don't wait another day - pick up the phone and make an appointment!
    blueempress 28 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 00:17 AM
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  • Hi and thanks for your replies. I visited my doctor a few days after posting this thread and she quickly diagnosed me with pityriasis versicolor which was a spot on diagnosis because it has more or less cleared up since I began treatment. She prescribed me with ketocanazole (2%) shampoo to be used daily in showers for 5 days in a row. I was told to get in the shower to get my body wet, climb out of the shower and lather the shampoo all over my body. Once the shampoo was all over my body I had to leave it on for 5 minutes before getting back in the shower and washing it off. This treatment has worked wonders for me as it has faded to a point now where it's barely noticable and my doctor assures me it will be completely gone after natural skin tanning or sheding which will take a month or two. It is 95% better for me now and the best part is the shampoo can be bought over the counter so if it comes back a prompt trip to the chemist will stop this horrible rash in its tracks. Mine looks really bad on the pictures because I left it for so long, if it ever comes back it will never be that bad again because I will begin treatment immediately. I recommend going to your doctor or failing that try the ketocanazole (2%) shampoo exactly as instructed above, it's worth a punt.
    turboknuckles 1 Replies
    • December 31, 2010
    • 06:15 PM
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  • Check online for solutions or go to a doctor if don't find any.
    jbarefield74 4 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 05:57 AM
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  • Great info dude!
    peleperezxx 86 Replies Flag this Response
  • I do know this was a very interesting post thanks for writing it!
    peleperezxx 86 Replies Flag this Response
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