A 25-year-old male asked:
I have had this rash which seems to be spreading only on my chest and back. it occasionally itches as well. any ideas?
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Urgent Care 26 years experience
Pityriasis Rosea: Pityriasis Rosea Rash is a rash that starts on the trunk and spreads. This is one likely possibility. It is a very benign condition. The course of the rash however can be a bit prolonged 4-6 weeks. In some it can persist even longer, up to 3-4 months. A certain diagnosis would require an in person examination.
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Last updated Feb 25, 2016
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