Spotty Red Marks Across upper body/chest, What is it? Do i need to see a doctor?
Do I have an infection of some sort? These spotty faded red spots have popped up around 5-6 months ago and still with me to this day. Not Itchy or anything, Some days they are more visible then other days.. Its mostly across the chest area, a little on the back... Have changed laundry detergents and body wash several times and still nothing has changed this. Wondering if I might have a food allergy? Who would be able to look at it and figure out what it is?
This may be a case of fungal infection. Fungal infection may not present with intense itching. They may present as red spots over the torso .These red spots may have a central clearing with some mild scaling. Have you had some bouts of flulike symptoms at the onset of your skin condition? Viral infections, allergic reactions may be differentials here. This may not be something urgent as this has been present for the past 5 or 6 months. You may have this assessed by a dermatologist. You may need some topical medications for this.
Have you tried applying any medications on the area?
Its just like light red spots across the chest area and a little onto the shoulders...Havent put anything on it because its not itching so not sure if its something to be cured from the outside-in. Im thinking its something within the body. First time Ive had this in my life so not really sure what to think. Its just like light red patches it kinda looks like, no scabbing or anything, and only on the upper body.........Havent been sick since I got this, no flu or anything...
These spots have been present for the past 5 months. Have they increased in number? Is there any increase in size? Any change in character like pain or itchiness?
If this has been present for months now, this may be something chronic or inflammatory. A fungal infection and a dermatitic skin reaction have to be considered here. I suggest that you have this assessed by your primary physician. You may need topical medications for this. A trial run of corticosteroids or antifungal agents may help determine diagnosis based on response of the skin condition.
They havent really increased, its just spotty and random across the upper body. If you click on the pics on my profile it will give you exactly what it happening. Took the pics today so thats up-to-date what it looks like... Just not sure a primary care doctor would know anything about it and have to see a dermatologist?
I saw the images but the spots are not very clear. A primary care physician may have to perform a complete physical examination just to rule out any association of these skin conditions to something more systemic. A dermatologic referral may be indicated if necessary. Although ,of course you may prefer straight consult with your dermatologist. Some skin discolorations may suggest systemic disease conditions like an underlying neurologic problem but you have never mentioned any of these.
I saw a internal medicine doctor and it was diagnosed as Tinea which is a fungus within the body. I was prescribed Ketoconazole cream which has cleared it up almost, still taking it til its finished and it should be 100% cleared. Not sure what caused it but just a fungus of some sort as you anticipated!
Tinea or fungal infections are pretty common and they usually affect the chest, the face and even the groin. They usually thrive in moist areas of the body. So try to keep your body dry most of the time. Avoid profuse sweating and change into dry clothes after gym or strenuous exercises. Do not allow wet clothes to dry on the skin. Take a bath everyday and wear clothes of light material to keep the skin cool and dry.
My girlfriend suffers from red spots on her chest i said maybe allergy to silver or silver plated could help others with the condition but these spots do not puss or contain puss they are just cherry red look a little agrivated but do not cause stress if anything its more about how they look and why they form they are spreading question is do you think a baby powder (talc) could help?.
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