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What are skin diseases similar to dermatophytosis (ringworm)?

It has been about 2 years since I started growing two discoloured (slightly darker than skin tone), flat, smooth, round spots on my skin. One at the center of my ribcage and another (which has grown in size) at the center of the pelvis area. I suspected they were dermatophytosis, but the symptoms do not align. I do not feel any itch or particular feelings at either location.
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Hi, Sorys. The way to know that is to websearch for--> dermatophytosis DDx

That leads to a long list like this:
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1091473-differential

However, I'd first look at this:
https://www.medscape.com/answers/1091351-36127/how-does-the-clinical-presentation-of-tinea-capitis-vary

which says that presentation can vary a lot.

Best of all might be to try various OTC antifungal topicals.
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It's not impossible for you to get a fungal infection in those areas, but highly unlikely.  Fungus likes hidden moist areas.  It's most commonly going to be found where you sweat and don't dry, such as the sides of your feet if you're athletic, between the toes (athlete's foot), the groin.  And it looks like a red rash and it itches -- man, does it itch.  I'd go see your doc and if your doc can't diagnose it he or she will send you to a dermatologist.  Have no idea what it is -- could be moles, could be skin tags, but as they are asymptomatic, again, not likely to be fungus, which definitely has symptoms.  But when you get a new growth, especially if it changes in color or shape over time, see a doc.
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Here are lots of photos of dermatophytosis on back of hands, face, stomach, arms and legs etc. All non moist areas:

https://duckduckgo.com/?ratb=e&q=dermatophytosis&iax=images&ia=images

It might be that itch is typical in moist areas, and less frequent in dry areas - but not required in either case.

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