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cigarette burn like rash

My 3 yr old son has these small circle spots on his upper arms, and now 1 on his upper thigh. They are flat, and almost resemble dry skin, the spots on his upper arms are a very light pink color they almost blend in with his skin color, the one on his thigh is more of a reddish color. They look kinda like a cigarette burn. I dont believe they itch because I never see him scratching them. They feel rough, just like dry skin. Does anybody have any clue what they may be, Im trying to get him in to see his doctor, but in the meantime I am worrying myself. I noticed the bumps about a week to a week and a half ago, at first I thought they were just dry skin patches, but they didnt go away so now not sure......
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Hi, My son has the same thing.  They are just round bumps and rough, don't really have much color to them.  I though he had a really bad rash, because they were all over his back and chest.  He is mixed with black and white.  So i took him into the doctors and they told me that it is just dry skin.  Just to put lotion on them and it will be fine.  She also told me that with alot of mixed kids they get those little dry spots.  I hopet his makes you feel a little better!
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Hello,
It can be due to 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).

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 dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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