Red Scaly Rash Similar to Acne

by Kyle
(Grovetown GA)

My skin rash problem started out somewhat small and circular on my right forearm. I thought that it was possibly a ringworm type rash so I started putting over the counter creams on it which did not help at all. Therefore, I stopped using the creams and unfortunately the rash grew fairly large and still remains semicircular in shape. It is typically red in color and scaly with white heads present that look like zits or acne. These acne like pimples appear here and there. The center of my forearm appeared to not be affected for sometime but now the center is also becoming infected.

I went to the doctor for this skin problem and she prescribed me a steroid cream and also antibiotics. The cream helped calm the rash and at times it almost went away but the cream only did so much. I didn't take the antibiotics for other reasons. I then went back to the doctor and now she has me on some kind of pill for fungus. I feel like she is just prescribing me all kinds of BS instead of taking a blood sample or other means to figure this out or properly diagnose my skin problem.

I would appreciate any input from readers that have had something similar or may know what this is and how to treat it.

I have included a couple of pictures of my rash to help describe it.

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May 08, 2017
Epson Salt
by: Anonymous

I had something similar on my legs and stomach and the doctors did not help at all and so I bought every soap that had Epson salts in them. It took about two months but it completely went away.

Jan 15, 2017
Same Type of Skin Rash
by: Anonymous

The rash started on my arm in the same spot as these people (probably related somehow?) and then spread to my whole body. Spent $289 in Lamisil and months of smearing cream on twice a day getting all new clothes sheets and detergent. The doctor says it will eventually go away on its own, but it spreads and it's everywhere except my feet and lower legs. Also I sweat through 2-3 sets of pjs, anyone else?

Nov 07, 2014
Walking Dead
by: Anonymous

I have had the same problem and results from the doctors but my arm has gotten worst and now I am trying to get an appointment with a dermatologist. My forearm looks like something from the walking dead. It has been five months and no change at all.

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