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i have red sores on my stomach only, they do not hurt they

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i have red sores on my stomach only, they do not hurt they itch a little and they wont go away
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

how long have you had them?

what do they look like?

can you attach a picture?

what other medical problems do you have?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
like little red dots about a week and i have high blood presure.The ointment i used was neosporin. Some are bigger than others
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

are they in one spot on your stomach? or scattered all over?

do you have the rash anywhere else?

are there blisters? crusting?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no other rash well i would say scattered but only on stomach not chest and i guess u would say there is some crusting
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

Sometimes the stomach is a common place for a shingles (herpes zoster) infection, but these start as blisters and are painful in a more straight line pattern.


It is most likely folliculitis - an inflammation and infection of the hair follicles on your stomach. Your doctor can prescribe a short course of antibiotics to help it resolve and you may want to use antimicrobial soaps.


Your doctor can also rule out scabies - an infection of a skin mite that can be very itchy.


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Best wishes!

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can you think of anything else I dont really have a hairy stomach
Expert:  Doctor Ellis replied 6 years ago.

You have hair follicles on your stomach even though it doesn't look hairy.


It could also simply be a contact dermatitis from something that you wear or use. You can switch to all dye and perfume free soaps and detergents and try a hydrocortisone 1% cream on the rash to see if it works.

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