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I have had a skin rash all over my body months now and no

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I have had a skin rash all over my body for 5 months now and no doctor knows what it is or the dermatologist iv been to. It's really getting me down now, it's mainly on my torso, back, chest and thighs.
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Please attach a picture here

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I'm struggling to attach a photo, I replied via email with a photo but not sure you would receive this?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi

It needs to be biopsied.

Psoriasis is possible.

This would need specific treatment if this is the case.

A small piece of skin is sent to the lab.

This will show if it is autoimmune, infection, allergy, etc.

Looks like a type of psoriasis.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think it could be pityriasis rosea? Iv been reading up on it. I had psoriasis before and that disappeared and could be controlled easily where as this is another level. It clears with uv light and steriod creme but then reappears 2days later? It was really bad in my scalp too but that seems to controlled with steriod ointment
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Yes it could.

Not quite the right presentation.

http://www.dermnetnz.org/viral/pityriasis-rosea.html

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This was a few weeks before
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry didn't mean send it 3x
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

http://www.dermnet.com/images/Pityriasis-Rosea

I still suggest the biopsy.

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