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Red, ring spots that wont go away. Thought it was ringworm.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 14, 2012
  • 01:31 AM

About five weeks ago, I noticed a red ring shaped spot on my leg. It did not itch, but was really red. Looked like a bullseye on my leg. I thought it was ringworm so I bought several OTC anti-fungal creams with different active ingredients. The spot never went away and now I hhave another red ring in a completely different location. I also have just red blotches in quite a few places that do not resemble a ring or a bullseye. Today, after I got out of the shower I had a bullseye ring on each of my cheeks. However, they faded after time and are now barely visible. I am starting to doubt this is ringworm. Unfortunately, health care in my town is not great and they don't askany questions., only treat the obvious. (Or easiest) I once had mono but they didn't find i for months! I had complained of cold symptoms, constant sore throats, and fatigue.. I was told it was allergies over all those months before they finally sent me out of town to an ENT who diagnosed and tested for mono right away.

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  • Tick bite? Lyme disease: Early symptoms may include fever, headache, and fatigue. A rash occurs in 70–80% of infected persons at the site of the tick bite after a delay of 3–30 days (average is about 7 days), and may or may not appear as the well-publicized bull's-eye (erythema migrans). Test for borrelia burgdorferi. Ticks that transmit B. burgdorferi to humans can also carry and transmit several other parasites, such as Theileria microti and Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
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