Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Pityriasis or Fungus?
About 2 weeks ago I developed a couple of dry, red patches on my leg that I attributed to something like a flea bite.  They didn't itch, but spread quickly and became scaly.
Around a week after that, smaller bumps and rashes started to pop up around my shoulders and neck, my arms, and (in smaller clusters) on my back.
I went to a clinic and the doctor said it was a fungal infection, but after using the application he gave me, there has been no improvement and the sores/rashes/whatever on my arms have started to spread out.
However after I gave a verbal description to my friend's dermatologist mother, she said it was probably pityriasis rosea.

I have pictures and I'm wondering: is pityriasis rosea or a fungal infection?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,

The picture was unfortunately not very clear but from the description of symptoms it sounds like pityriasis rosea. 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 of discoid eczema and psoriasis  have to be ruled out then.
I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries. Kind regards.

Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources