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What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Chest spots

Tinea versicolor (aka pityriasis versicolor) is a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by sharply bordered, scaly, red-tan patches on trunk, upper arms, neck that do not tan.
± itch. Tx is antifungals like clotrimazole/ketoconazole/miconazole. Otc selenium shampoo (leave on 10 min) can help. Pityriasis rosea is viral rash (probably) that lasts 3-12 wks, starting with —>.

In brief: Chest spots

Tinea versicolor (aka pityriasis versicolor) is a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by sharply bordered, scaly, red-tan patches on trunk, upper arms, neck that do not tan.
± itch. Tx is antifungals like clotrimazole/ketoconazole/miconazole. Otc selenium shampoo (leave on 10 min) can help. Pityriasis rosea is viral rash (probably) that lasts 3-12 wks, starting with —>.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
—> large, pink oval herald spot, ± scaly, ±itch; may look like Xmas tree pattern. usually self-resolving. itch/irritation can be treated w/ OTC antihistamines &/or hydrocortisone cream; moderate sun exposure may help
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Uncertain

These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary.

In brief: Uncertain

These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis.
Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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