A 22-year-old female asked:
I got a type of rash that started of in my face & started spreading to my chest & back its not red its white & itchy.?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 52 years experience
Hard to say.: Usually white rash develops on face in teens or younger individuals is dry eczema called pityriasis alba. However, it's seldom itchy and almost never extend to neck or chest. Young persons after heavy sweating in humid envoironment might develop a fungal infection called tinea versicolor, may started around neck and spreading down, might be whitish but mostly light-brown colored.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 3, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.