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Forum Name: Skin Cancer

Question: Non Melanomic Skin Cancer on Upper Leg?

 Sovari - Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:25 am

I have this small irregular pea sized faint red patch on leg. Im a 14 year old white male.
It is not elevated, kinda rough
When I scratched it, it turned redder and gotten more swollen.
Im afraid it could be cancer.
Here is a pic (though kinda blurry:)
I do have brown fungal spots on my back though so im thinking this is fungal?

Again, I have my doubts that it is cancer but it is hard to get rid of and it could be cystic acne.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:08 pm

User avatar Hello,The photograph enclosed show the features of nummular dermatitis.This is basically a coin shaped eczema most common on the lower legs.These are itchy too.Small papule develop on a reddish base.Cause is not known and peaks during winter due to dryness of skin.
The treatment would consist of hydrating the skin with moisturizers and external steroids like hydrocortisone.
Do consult your doctor.
Best wishes.


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