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Old 09-05-2003, 01:16 PM   #1
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Post Chest acne? rash?

I have little red bumps in the center of my chest. I am 18 years old, and my beard is still comming in, and I have some acne on my face, but these are smaller, and less sollen than acne. Can you tell me what this is?

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Old 09-05-2003, 01:21 PM   #2
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My guess is that this is Pityrosporum folliculitis. Which is a condition where the yeast, pityrosporum ovale/orbicularis gets down into the hair follicles and multiplies, setting up an itchy, acne-like eruption.

The rash consists of tiny itchy dome-shaped pink papules with an intermingling of small pustules. The spots are located mainly on the upper back, shoulders and chest.

I was on anti fungal pills and creams along with a steroid emollient. It helps alot but not completely - check w/ your derm. or regular doctor.

Old 09-05-2003, 03:42 PM   #3
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It doesn't really itch though, and it isn't pink it's more of a redish orange

Old 09-26-2003, 07:56 PM   #4
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I guess you could say that it just came in, and really would remind you of acne. It has spead from in between my pecs, to up closer to my neck. What does this sound like, what is happening?

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