Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis showing small red tear-drop-shaped spots on the skin. It is often triggered by bacterial infection, and in some cases, it occurs due to genetics. The other triggers are tonsillitis, stress, flu, upper respiratory infections, and sinus infections. It is treated by taking medications and phototherapy.

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I have a lesion that spreads from the arms to stomach and back. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, It started with a burning sensation on my neck, and then I have noticed red dots in the inner side of my arms. Then it spread to my stomach and back. They itch sometimes. I have a previous history of psoriasis on my knees, but this is different. I also had shingles when I was seven years...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read your given history. Your case looks like guttate psoriasis. This type of psoriasis occurs in individuals with plaque psoriasis and develops the sudden appearance of an outbreak of red...  Read Full »

What could cause recurrent itchy rashes on the neck and upper chest even after medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have these rashes on one part of my body which is the right side of my neck and some on the upper part of my chest. The first batch of rashes I had was two weeks ago. It looked flat, oval/circle, scaly and is really itchy. I showed a picture of it to our f...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send us the photograph of all affected areas including the close-ups. What are the symptoms of it? i.e. any pain, burning, or Itching? Any throat infection before the appearance of the rash? Any history of diabetes, hypertension, or family history of the r...  Read Full »

The same type of rash has recurred twice in two weeks. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a red pimple-like rash or hives on the chest up to the jaw line on a 4 year old female. It turns white when pressed. It always appears after a court-ordered visitation. The only factors we know of are stress or anxiety from not wanting to go, both of those conditions were con...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send close-up photographs of the lesion. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

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