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Hi, im hoping someone can help me.. I think its nothing but decided to go to forums and ask just in case..

I just recently noticed that my upper body (pretty much on my shoulders, only down to my chest and same distance at the back) I noticed some patches of dry skin. I found some big ones, and some small ones.. The big ones are the size of I guess the hole you make with your index finger hitting the base of your thumb, and small ones look like an insect bite..

these are redish marks, not itchy, but have a layer of dry skin on it which i can rub/peel off.. and i can see the skin change (like what you normally see on healed skin: creases on the healing area).. i also noticed that there are little bumps that look like what you might call pimples, but extremely small.. theres like five in a small area..

My initial guess is that it is some insect bite of some sort.. Or I guess I just came in contact with someting and that its just a rash that will go away..

Its just dry skin, I guess it is a lil bumpy rather than just dry smooth flaky skin.. the skin is like an area that was accidently burned and thers dry skin over it:S

anyone able to tell me what it could be? i checked some herpes sites, and i dont have like 90% of its symptoms.. or maybe im not looking hard enough :S any questions or answers would be great, im sorry if i couldnt explain too clearly..

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I highly doubt i have shingles, becuase it does not itch or burn or anything. it just appeared, and its healed, but you can still see a faint red mark.. and as for psoriasis, i looked at some pictures, and i doubt it is that too :S it just looked to have dry skin, when i scratch the dry skin off, the bottom is normal skin..

im just asking cuz maybe its nothing, and someone had a similar incident.. i actually went to the doctor, and he just said it was just rashes that emerge when im nervous.... im not sure if that was really it because i wasnt too nervous about anything before or after it showed..

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