Ive recently noticed that my 2 year old son has an odd looking "rash" on his legs, forearms and most recently, his scalp. They started out as a light red splotch no bigger than a dime and then gradually turned white, almost like a scab. When red, they are not raised and they don't seem to itch or hurt him. As they turn white, they almost look like scabs without the flaky skin or raised area. I first noticed them on his legs and then his forearms. Just the other day, I noticed that there are a couple areas on his scalp where his hair doesn't grow. Upon closer inspection, the areas look like the spots on his legs and arms. Ive done a little bit of research as to what this is exactly but haven't had any luck thusfar. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!
Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be pityriasis rosea or nummular dermatitis.
Pityriasis rosea is a common human skin disease which presents as numerous patches of pink or red oval rash. The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and sometimes by itching.
No treatment is usually required. In most patients, the condition lasts only a matter of weeks or months (upto six months)
If the rash persists then it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. Other possibilities have to be ruled out then.
I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
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