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Dry skin patch

My 5 year old son has this patch that looks like dry skin. it does not itch, its a light red color, one is alittle smaller than a quarter on his side. Now he has several other spots developing on his chest and sholder blade!! I have no idea what it could be! The big patch has been there for prob 4 weeks or so! Do i need to go to doc or is there a way to treat it over the conner?
please let me know!
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Hi,

Are there other symptoms present? This could be an irritation or infection. Tinea or fungal infection is common and usually begins as a small red area that grows, and spreads out in a circle or ring. Some of these infections easily spread from person to person. I would recommend that you have this evaluated by a doctor for proper management. Direct clinical examination of the patch or lesions is needed to determine the diagnosis. Definite diagnosis of a fungal infection is through obtaining skin scrapings and observation under the microscope.

Take care and keep us posted.
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