I am 19 years old and for the past 2 years or so I have had a recurrent rash(if that it what it is) on my lower abdomen. It always appears in the exact same spot. When it first appears it is just a raised continuous red/pink line (aprox. 5 inches long)that moves from my lower to upper abdomen on my right side. In a few days it scabs over and basically looks like a cat scratch (with a serrated appearance). There is not any pain or itching. I was just wondering what might cause this. I do not have any allergies or medical conditions that I know of. Thanks!
Most likely you have mild nummular eczema. "Nummular" means, round, coin-shaped. This is not an allergy; rather, it comes and goes for no special reason. It can go away on its own, as you've seen yourself, but hydrocortisone helps it along. Tey the nonprescription form (1%). If that doesn't help, a doctor can give you a stronger variety.
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