in which I hypochondriac all over the place

I have a weird rash that presents as little scaly dry patches of skin, and which is officially now popping up all over my torso after I started wondering if it was spreading a day or two ago.

Is it ringworm, which it looks the most like? (google image search for “skin rash” and derivatives: not for the faint of heart!)

Is it melanoma? (it does not look like melanoma, but I sat through three (!) talks about melanoma at a conference yesterday and saw tons of scary skin rash photos.)

Is it the delayed onset of a rash associated with the rubella vaccine? (can present 10-28 days post-vaccine, I’m on day 14)

If the latter (most likely, because how many ringworms am I really likely to have without having given any of their progeny to Pea? I’ve got more than 20 little dry scaly patches now.), then google images assures me that this is likely to get worse before it gets better.

It’s not itchy or painful, and I’m not running a fever, so that is something.


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