Undiagnosed Non Itchy Body Skin Rash

by James

Unknown Non Itchy Skin Rash on Arm

Unknown Non Itchy Skin Rash on Arm

Unknown Non Itchy Skin Rash on Arm
Undiagnosed Non Itchy Skin Rash on Back
Undiagnosed Non Itchy Skin Rash on Chest

I have had this skin problem for over four years now. It does not seem to be getting any better. The skin rash only seems to be spreading. I have tried antifungal creams and a home remedy none of which helped or worked to clear my skin up. I do have acne but have had acne since I was 11 and I am 26 now so I know it is not an acne skin care problem.

This skin rash problem does not itch or burn or cause any other types of bad symptoms. It is just there on my skin. I have the rash problem all over my body including my chest, my neck, both arms, and my groin region. I know that this skin problem is not jock itch and my closest guess was pityriasis rosea but I have no Herald Patch, at least I do not think I do. Sometimes when I get hot the patches are more red than when I am resting and cool. After I take a shower it seems as though my skin peels or flakes off, but only on the red rash part of my skin. The rash never bleeds or oozes anything from the affected areas.

I just cannot figure what this skin rash problem is. I have uploaded some pictures of it so maybe you can see my skin rash problem and perhaps help me diagnose what this skin rash problem is. Thank you in advanced.

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Sep 27, 2016
Swimming in a Pond
by: Anonymous

This is not a fungus if you got it from swimming. I got it when I was 13 and now I am 40. It's still here and will always be. My doctor knew once what it was but he is now gone. I had to use a very expensive cream. It was 40 dollars that many years ago. I can't find any doctor today that knows anything about it. I do know that antifungal cream will make it grow.

Jun 29, 2015
I Have Had This For Over 30 Years!
by: Tommy

Mine began after swimming in a cove of lake Pontchartrain around 1981-82 and thought that it might be a fungus. It becomes unnoticeable for months, usually in the winter months. It has come back with a vengeance this early summer. Our region has been much more humid than usual and the rash popped back after I was doing a lot of sweaty, outdoor home work. This is an old pattern for me - heat and moisture causing a flair up. I am hoping to finally get to a specialist and solve the mystery - if not the chronic, sporadic events. I have found some mitigation from bathing with 'Fungi Cure' by Alva-Amco Pharmacol Cos Inc. which contains Tea Tree Oil.

Jun 02, 2015
Same Rash and No Treatment
by: Anonymous

I have the same rash. I tried changing deodorant, soap, lotion, etc., and using cortisone cream. Nothing has worked. It is under and around my breasts, armpits, around my ribcage (both sides) on my abdomen and now my thigh. My doctor first thought it was just dermatitis and said to try cortisone cream, which I tried again. She then said to try this Nystatin powder. Yesterday she prescribed Ketoconazole cream 2% for round worm only it's not round anywhere except two patches.
I am sure this new medicine will not work and after reading all of your posts even more sure.
I am 55 and have had this for around 10 months.
Please post if any of you find something that works.

Dec 07, 2014
Any Updates?
by: Anonymous

Any update on what this is? I believe I have it as well. I am 31 years old and I have had for years. Any cures?

Aug 27, 2014
Has Anyone Figured This Rash Out?
by: Anonymous

I'm a 26 year old female and I think I have started to get this rash. It started as a small spot on my neck and within the last month and has gotten slightly worse, spreading around the back of my neck and down the front of my shoulders. It doesn't itch or hurt or bother me in anyway, other than it just being there. I am starting to get nervous that it won't just go away on its own. I have tried some over the counter creams and nothing seems to help. Please, if anyone knows something, help a girl out!

May 03, 2014
Skin Rash Caused by Fungus
by: Anonymous

I have had this same rash since high school. I contracted it from a sun chair by the pool when I was visiting Hawaii. It is a fungus and you can spread it to other people. It does not cause any real harm. Regular dandruff shampoo is what you are normally told to use or a fungus cream for athlete's foot. Neither have worked for me except a prescription dandruff shampoo that you must follow the directions perfectly. Please know that for a time it will go away but it will eventually come back. The hotter the summer and the more you sweat the easier it comes back. Also if your spouse has it like mine it is hard to get rid of it because you might pass it back and forth to each other. If you are pregnant please do not use the fungal cream which can be unsafe on your skin. Good luck!

Apr 18, 2014
Undiagnosed Non-itchy Skin Rash Problem
by: Anonymous

I am a 38 year old woman that has had this rash since I was in my 20s. It can be spread to others, but it is not harmful. My ex-husband contracted it from me and the doctor told him the name of the rash (which I can't remember, because it was a long medical term). The doctor told him that they don't know what causes it, but that it can be treated with dandruff shampoo left on the skin and then rinsed off. The first treatment should be left on for at least 20 minutes and five minutes for all other treatments. This does work, excepted it is not a cure. You have to continue treatment or the rash will return. I wish I could give you more information, but the doctor said because this rash doesn't cause any medical issues there is not that much information on it. Good Luck. I hope this will help.

Apr 16, 2014
Undiagnosed Non-itchy Skin Rash
by: Anonymous

I have a rash that is similar in appearance to that in the picture at the beginning of the page. It started about two months ago on the inside of my left forearm. At first it looked like the onset of ringworm, but it didn't itch. Since it didn't bother me, except its appearance, I ignored it. Well, it began to spread on that forearm, lower down and to my right inner forearm. I finally went to my primary care physician. There, one of his nurse practictioners prescribed an ointment, Clotrimazole and Betamethasone Dipropionate cream. I have been using it for a week, and it hasn't helped. In fact the rash is spreading. I will have to go to a dermatologist, but I have a suspicion that it isn't primarily a skin problem, but a symptom of an underlying problem. I notice that of those giving their age here, I am the oldest at 67.

Jan 02, 2014
Answering Some Comments
by: James

To the fellow with the agent orange question, my dad was a chemist in Vietnam making napalm and dropping agent orange from planes. Good theory and maybe you should do some more research on that.

The only thing that will tell for sure what kind of rash this is will be to do a biopsy or culture. I can't afford one nor can I find a doctor who doesn't think he already knows. I have heard so many times it is just Versicolor but then why do I still have it. I want to go outside with my shirt off and I can't. We need a cure.

My email is onqtech1@gmail.com if anyone of you would like to talk more.

Dec 09, 2013
Non Itchy Skin Rash
by: Anonymous

Hi I am a 14 year old girl and I have the same rash. My parents have not taken me to the doctor yet but the rash is spreading around my back and up my neck and I have two spots on my face. I anm really scared of what this could be and hope when I go to the doctor that they find a diagnosis for the rash. I will let you know if they do. It started as a spot right between my breasts and has spread all over my torso and back and now has gone up and neck and onto my face.

Aug 14, 2013
Same Skin Rash
by: Anonymous

I have the same skin rash and nothing makes it go away. My dad was in Vietnam and I am thinking it is from the Agent Orange. Please send me something back. I have that rash in the same spots, scary.

Jun 06, 2013
Could Agent Orange be the Cause of the Rash
by: Anonymous

I have had the same rash for years. It seems to come and go almost with the seasons changing. As I am in upstate New York, the weather gets very hot and very cold. Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a father who may have been in Vietnam and came in contact with agent orange in any way. I am just trying to rule out that it could somehow be genetically passed on from my father who was in contact with this substance which I do not know a whole lot about.

May 09, 2013
by: Anonymous

I am a 26 year old male that has been dealing with the exact same thing for the past four or five years. I too have tried to ignore it, using an anti-fungal spray here and there to see if the rash subsides. Nonetheless, it seems to have become more pronounced on my back and moving more towards my abdomen and torso region.

I am making an appointment with the dermatologist this week but, out of curiosity, have you found any answers? I have had problems with psoriasis on my scalp in the past and get contact dermatitis every time I wear a belt with a metal buckle (it would seem my skin is cursed lol).

I had initially thought it was from my underarmor, but have since replaced the article for a new one with no significant changes to the pattern of the rash. If you, or anyone for that matter, have found anything out about this peculiar skin problem please let me know. I will post after having met with my dermatologist.

Apr 29, 2013
Same Rash - Eczema, Stress, or Liver Issues
by: Anonymous

I have the same rash at the same locations. It turns white sometimes and peels sometimes. It has been itchy lately and I can't use just any lotion on it. Two doctors have told me it is eczema and one said it was eczema but didn't rule out chronic hives due to stress or underlying liver problems manifesting into a skin issue. Apparently, your skin shows signs of liver problems. I have found relief in sesame oil and Curel intensive cream but I have to deal with the fact that this rash is part of my life. It could be a lot worse. Good luck.

Mar 18, 2013
Funky rash
by: James

I have had this same rash for a couple of years as well and done all the doctor's recommendations including steroid creams. The only thing that makes mine go away for a while or as long as I'm using it is equate triple antibiotic. I assume its the zinc but can't be for sure.

Anyways if you find out what it is shoot me some info via this thread.

Jun 30, 2012
Possible Treatment for Body Skin Rash
by: James

I went to a doctor who told me my rash was a fungal infection and prescribed me Fluconazole 100mg once a day for seven days. I just got the medication and haven't started it yet. Once I start taking the medicine I will take daily pictures of the progress and if it works you guys might want to ask your doctors about it. No word on exactly what it is other than fungal at this point.

Jun 26, 2012
Hoping for answers
by: Anonymous

I'm a female from Michigan and I have the same thing. It is on my neck, chest, arms, back, and there is a small patch just below my belly button. This rash came about when I was 17 and I'm now 23. It started just at my neck and chest and has spread since. The first doctor I saw prescribed some hydrocortizone cream but it didn't help. I tried ignoring it at times and pretended it didn't exist, but that never lasted long. I think I could deal with not having a cure, but not knowing what it is is really starting to get to me. I know this comment probably isn't uplifting or helpful in any way, but at least you know you're not alone.

Jun 21, 2012
Same problem
by: Michael

Hey, James! My name is Michael and I have the exact same problem. I am 29 and I have the rash on my back, upper chest, inner arm around the elbow, and my back. It does not itch, burn, or anything like that. I have tried antifungal creams and selenium sulfide to no effect. I have a dermatologist appointment next month. Have you figured out what your rash is yet? Thanks!

Feb 06, 2012
A possible cure?
by: Anonymous

I have the same problem. I thought it was pityriasis rosea but I also have no Herald Patch plus they never go away! I had to put antibiotic cream in my nose to treat a mild staff infection and guess what, after three years the rash started going away. Not sure if it will come back but it is worth a try.

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