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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: small red roundish blotches on thighs, stomach arms and back


 kennykatastrophe - Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:28 am

I have like small, red roundish blotches on my inner thigh, leg stomach back and arms.
its not like alot, its like one on my inner thigh, 2 on my left leg up on my thigh but not very close, maybe about 3 inches apart, and one on my stomach on my right rib side and maybe about 3 on my back, and also like 2 on each arm one on my bicep and the other on my fore arm, I was wondering what this is, some are very small, like the back of an eraser on a pencil and some a little larger like just a tad smaller then a dime.
but mostly look rond, and red, some of them have like amore white center while others don't.
they are a little enflamed but not really noticable unless upclose.
I first noticed this about 2 weeks ago on my inner thigh and it seems to have spread. I cant figure out what it is and my doctor has gone away.
need help.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:29 pm

User avatar Hello,
Some possible diagnosis for small, red, circular patches over thighs, belly, back and arms include

allergic contact dermatitis
irritant contact dermatitis
bacterial infection including MRSA
fungal infection (tinea corporis)
viral infection (eg pityriasis rosea)

It will be important to see a physician for definite diagnosis and treatment.

Have you tried any topical creams hydrocortisone for itching, anti-fungal for tinea, or antibacterial ointment?

Let us know how this turns out.
Take care.

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