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Reoccuring red circles on child's feet

Two years ago, I noticed red cirles under the skin of my child's feet (clear in the middle, different sizes [biggest is probably about half an inch circumference], not raised, not painful, not itchy, the skin outside is pretty normal, not flaky). They were mostly on the soft part (where the arches are). By the time we got to the pediatrician's office, they were completely gone. We tried to describe them to the ped but he just brushed it off.

After that we didn't think too much of it, but then today they just re-appeared on his feet. It makes me wonder if something is wrong. It is the weekend so we can't go see anybody. I am just curious to know what they are.
He is mostly with me in the house, but the first time they appeared he was in daycare.
I am afraid that the next time we go to the ped, he is just gonna brush it off again. I want to go see a dermatologist, but we need a referral for that.
Can anybody pls help me determine what this is. I have taken some photos, I can post them if I have to.
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it sounds like granuloma annulare.  it usually has a  clear center with a red ring.  this is common in children.
usually, topical cortisone cream can help or PUVA lighting can help too.
sometimes, they can disappear on their own as well.
if it itches, it can also be ringworm (which is a fungal rash).  this can be treated with antifungal creams.
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