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Circular scaley skin problem...

Last week, I posted a question about this circular scaley rashey stuff on my stomach. And I dont see the answer, It is perfectly round about 8 inches in diameter, but, only a 1/4 inch ring, the center is empty xcept for the scaley patches in it, Do you have any idea what it is?, The other Dr. sent me some pics and that was not it, she said it might be, "Tinea Versicolor", that is not it....Do you have any other ideas?
thanks so much....
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Sounds like ringworm to me.
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i agree with ringworm
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The description of the rash is suggestive of Tinea or Ringworm. Tinea corporis is a superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) which may occur on any part of the body.

The rash produced by this infection is most easily identifiable as enlarging raised red rings with a central area of healing (ringworm).
The affected  areas may be associated  with flaking, rippling, peeling, or cracking skin.

This infection responds well to topical (applied on the skin) treatment. Topical antifungals are applied to the lesion twice a day for at least 3 weeks. The most commonly used antifungal creams are Clotrimazole, Ketoconazole, Miconazole, Terbinafine and Tolnaftate.

The lesion usually resolves within 2 weeks, but therapy should be continued for another week to make sure the fungus is completely eradicated.
To prevent recurrence keep skin clean and dry since fungi prefer warm, moist environments. You could use anti-fungal powder for this purpose. Also wear loose-fitting clothing so that susceptible areas are well aired.

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