Dermatology Expert Forum
Rash, ringworm, or something else??
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care. All questions will be answered by a medical professional.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Rash, ringworm, or something else??

Hi

About two months ago, an oval rash developed on my lower leg.  It's about 1x2 inches.  My dermatologist said it looked like a common rash and gave me some ointment. However, it has not gone away.  It is red, splotchy, and a little scaly.  It does not itch at all.  This week, I found a similar rash (but much smaller) on my upper leg.  What is this?  I will be going to my dr. again, but in the meantime I'd like to know what your guess would be.  

Here's a picture looking down on the rash.  
http://www.upithere.com/view/3679.html
Related Discussions
242489_tn?1210500813
That kind of rash could be a fungus infection or a patch of eczema.  Both are common rashes, so I don't know which one your dermatologist thought it was.  But if it didn't get better, then perhaps he or she should reconsider, do a scraping for fungus, or whatever else is necessary.  Either way, it should be easy to clear up.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hello.  I was recently diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea, and i believe you may have the same thing, judging by your picture and the syptoms (symptoms) you have written. I am not even sure you are still experiencing this anymore, since your blog was dated in August, but you can read this website for an overview of this disease.  Don't worry it isn't contagious.

http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/pityriasis_rosea.html

Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, Rash like symptom was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank