Round, red, non-itching 1/2 inch diameter spots on chest and arms
About 2 months ago, my husband noticed a few round red spots on his upper chest. They do not itch or hurt and do not seem to change in size, color, or shape. He has a habit of falling asleep with lit cigarettes (only when I'm awake next to him, thank goodness!!), so I naturally thought these were cigarette burns. Now he has about 20-30 red spots on his upper chest and arms - no place else. I suspect this is something fairly benign. However, he luckily enjoyed near perfect health until he hit his 50's, so he's a bit scared about his spots. Does anyone have a clue what these might be and what treatments are available?
One important possibility for such pink spots on the trunk can be pityriasis rosea. Initially, a primary plaque, called a herald patch, is seen. Then it is followed by a distinctive, generalized rash 1-2 weeks later. The rash lasts approximately 2-6 weeks and is found in a Christmas tree pattern over the trunk and abdomen.
I suggest you to get it checked from a dermatologist as nothing can be confirmed without examination. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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