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Weird Red Spots!!! Please HELP!!!

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  • Posted By: dreamaker8
  • April 11, 2008
  • 05:22 PM

Hi Guys!
I have some itchy red spots on my left thigh and leg. I took two pics of them:

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/2564/spot1hr0.jpg

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6821/spot2um8.jpg

Do you know what are these? They are itchy but painless. They usually occur when I wear clothes over them, eg. shirts, jeans. My doctor said they might be herpes zoster but I never had chicken pox in my life. What do you guys think?

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  • Could be shingles. Is it one-sided? You may have had a mild case of chicken pox and not known it or remember. On the other hand, it could be herpes 2--go for the blood test. You need to be sure.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Guys!I have some itchy red spots on my left thigh and leg. I took two pics of them: http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/2564/spot1hr0.jpghttp://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6821/spot2um8.jpg Do you know what are these? They are itchy but painless. They usually occur when I wear clothes over them, eg. shirts, jeans. My doctor said they might be herpes zoster but I never had chicken pox in my life. What do you guys think?--------It looks like Lichen Planus.. I get it.. My dermatologist did a biopsy and told me that's what I have - it's caused from stress and/or allergies. Antihistamines help.. cold packs..my doc prescribed clobetasol cream for mine (steroid)..you might want to see a dermatologist.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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