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Flat red spot on inner thigh

I have had a flat red spot on my inner thigh for about 2 weeks now. It looks like a cigarette burn and is tender to the touch.  I just noticed today that there is now another tiny spot next to it. What could it be? I am 4 months postpartum, have already been diagnosed with anemia and gastritis. My family dr. at first said ringworm, then said, "no, I'm not sure what that is." Please help.
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Hello,
Without examination,confirmation of a diagnosis is tough but it can be discoid eczema  or pityriasis rosea.
Pityriasis rosea is a common human skin disease which presents as numerous patches of pink or red oval rash. The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and sometimes by itching.

No treatment is usually required. In most patients, the condition lasts only a matter of weeks or months(upto six months).Mild steroids can also be used.

If the rash persists then it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.Eczema has  to be ruled out then.

I hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.


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