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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 7, 2006
  • 04:35 AM

There is a rash that starts on extremeties like arms and legs. It begins by looking like a red dot then it makes a ring. A few days later the ring shape looks like a brokken ring and the center turns bruse colored, What could cause it. Is it contageous?

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  • Is this what your skin rash looks like? http://health.allrefer.com/health/tinea-corporis-ringworm-tinea-corporis-on-the-leg.htmlIf so it looks like a type of tinnea, which is a kind of fungal infection. Have you taken a drug recently, such as an antibiotic?Antibiotics kills off all bacteria--including friendly ones with the result that yeast and fungi, no longer kept in check by bacteria, can opportunistically proliferate. You'd need to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis of the type, although as I understand it, the type name is just based on the location where the fungal infection is found. The following information comes from the web site http://dermnetnz.org/fungal/tinea.htmlOther types of tinnea are: * Tinea barbae (beard) * Tinea capitis (head) * Tinea corporis (body) * Tinea cruris (groin) * Tinea faciei (face) * Tinea manuum (hand) * Tinea pedis (foot) "Athlete's Foot" * Tinea unguium (nail)Sometimes, the name gives a different meaning. * Tinea versicolor, also more accurately called Pityriasis versicolor, a common yeast infection on the trunk * Tinea incognito when the clinical appearance has changed because of inappropriate treatment * Tinea nigra affects the palms or soles which appear brown (on white skin) or black (on dark skin)As for controlling it there are antifungal creams and medicines you can take. If you have taken an antibiotic or other drug that might have resulted in this rash you may want to look into the candida diet in addition to whatever method you use to kill this fungus.Good luck
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