The heartbreak of... what?!
November 11, 2008 11:56 PM Subscribe
Over the past week, my skin has developed a number of flaky red spots. What could they possibly be?
posted by arianell to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
About a week ago, I noticed a small patch of scaly skin on my left shoulder... quite red, vaguely elliptical, about an inch across, not itchy or painful at all. Since then, it seems like 1 or 2 new spots appear on my body every day. I now also have one on my neck, one on my chest, two on my stomach, and three on my lower back.
My first thought was ringworm, but that seems unlikely since my lovely cat doesn't have any signs of it. Also, my spots lack the characteristic "ring" shape and they aren't raised at all.
These things aren't responding to my vigilant moisturizing efforts, or to hydrocortisone cream or antibiotics. Any idea what they might be?