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Red and Itchy skin! Need correct diagnosis. Dermatitis? Tinea Versicolor?

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  • Posted By: JosefTTZ
  • April 30, 2008
  • 11:07 PM

Hello everyone,

I have been to 2 seperate dermatologists to try and get a correct diagnosis on my skin condition. One dermatologist said it was Tinea Versicolor and then the other said i was dermatitis. Neither of which totally removed it. I received some medicine and it only disguises the rash but then it comes back a few days later after use. I even had 2 biopsies taken. I had this condition for about 1.5 years now. It is very uncomfortable and really want this gone :(

It itches, is red, and it is spotted. Its on my lower back mostly, on my arms (not on the underside of the arm), and my neck/and face(alittle bit). These are the only spots that i have this.

Here is a picture of my lower back:


Thank You very much for your input.

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  • For any future searchers, i have found a diagnosis. It is called Pityriasis rubra pilaris. Here is some more information on it if anyone is interested:http://dermnetnz.org/scaly/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris.html
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    • November 28, 2008
    • 05:51 PM
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