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What could be the cause of a hive-like rash on stomach chest and back that doesn't itch?


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September 13, 2011 10:55PM

I went to the doctors for the same thing. Its called pityriasis rosea and the spots are oval shaped pink spots on the trunk that don't go past the neckline and generally are patterened in a Christmas tree fanning fashion. The spots don't hurt and usually are preceded by a herald patch (maybe one or two of these spots) before the full virus erupts. The cause is unknown and is not a fungus or bacteria, it is some sort of virus whose origins are unknown and its not contagious.The spots wil clear as quickly as they appeared within 12 weeks. There is only medication if the spots are causing you discomfort. Otherwise just be patient and wait and one morning youll wake up and they will be gone, mine went that way.