2 doctors weighed in:

What could explain a rash of dry patches on the torso, and slowly spreading with very little itch and lasting over a week?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pityriasis rosea

This is one of the possibilities which affects the torso, may not itch.
Ot would develop over a few days. It resolves in about 8 weeks and is a reaction to a mild infection which has already resolved. Treat, net can lighten the marks but not speed up the process.If it persists see doctor for confirmation.

In brief: Pityriasis rosea

This is one of the possibilities which affects the torso, may not itch.
Ot would develop over a few days. It resolves in about 8 weeks and is a reaction to a mild infection which has already resolved. Treat, net can lighten the marks but not speed up the process.If it persists see doctor for confirmation.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
13 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors