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AmandaS1989

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Skin Condition?
« on: May 17, 2016, 12:04:34 PM »
So after all the helpful acid reflux tips I got I decided to try my luck with another problem I'm having. I woke up this morning with two small red spots on one of my toes and one on the side of that foot as well. A few weeks ago on the same leg I had multiple red spots on the side of my leg. They don't itch unless I scratch them, they don't burn, there's no pus or anything, they're just there. I also have red circles on the inside of my elbow on both arms. My Dad thinks I'm getting heat rashes but I'm not sure. I have an appointment with a dermatologist next month but am wondering if I should also see an allergist as well. Any advice y'all?

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Re: Skin Condition?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2016, 12:14:09 PM »
ringworm?

i developed eczema a few years ago out of no where (nummular eczema to be precise). smallish round itchy/dry patches...but like you, its almost like they didnt itch unless i scratched them. mine was very mild and seemed to go away on their own after a year or so. The dermo did give me some cream but it really didn't do much.
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Re: Skin Condition?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2016, 12:28:45 PM »
No I don't think its ringworm. But those patches you describe sound like mine. I have a large dry patch on my upper right arm that will turn red when I get hot

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 01:38:18 PM »
I get them on my lats/under my arms sometimes. Same exact thing.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2016, 01:40:02 PM »
Now if only someone could tell us what the hell they are. My cousin says it looks like eczema, my dad thought it was ringworm, etc I hope the dermatologist can tell me something

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2016, 01:56:51 PM »
If it is ringworm, what is the best treatment? We've tried clotrimazole cream without much success.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2016, 01:58:42 PM »
I don't think its ringworm. My appointment with the dermatologist isn't until June 17th unfortunately.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 04:22:33 PM »
I had something similar a few months back called Pityriasis rosea. It went away on its own after 6 weeks or so.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 07:39:39 PM »
Ringworm vs nummular eczema: Ringworm often starts out as a solid, circular red patch with a fine scale and it will evolve into a ring with raised border and central clearing. Nummular eczema will be solid circular lesions, also with scale but no central clearing. When in doubt, put hydrocortisone on it. If it starts to improve, it's likely eczema (or an eczema-like rash).  If it gets way worse, it's likely ringworm and you should put clotrimazole on it.