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Skin Infection

My 11 year old son has had a rash of some sort on the inside of his lower arm.  It start as a small red circle with some bumps within.  It started to look as if he were scratching them and they were about to scab over.  After some time (weeks) it started to go away.  Now it has come back a little higher in the arm, but only a half circle.  Is this some sort of ringworm?
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The togetherness in sport activities also creates an environment for spreading skin diseases. Rashes on skin are temporary conditions affecting athletes that can sometimes be a warning sign of a serious skin infection.
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It is possibly a fungal infection if it appears ringlike, with an elevated border and some central scaling. Itchiness may be present with a fungal infection although not as itchy as eczema. It is best to have this evaluated by your physician since other conditions like allergic reactions need to be ruled out.

Use mild soap and warm water to wash the area and avoid sharing any towels. After taking a bath, tell him not to rub his skin but rather to pat it dry before wearing his clothes.

Do keep us posted for anything.
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