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It looks like ringworm but doesn't have any other symptoms - pls help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 27, 2007
  • 02:15 PM

My 3yr old has roundish, red raised bumps - one on his wrist and 4 on his legs. I took him to the dr at the beginning of June and we told that they were scars. Problem is he never had an injury in these places and when I told the dr this he said to call if I notice a change. So I have been keeping an eye on them and they have increased in size and look like ringworm. He doesn't show any other symptoms associated with ringworm - they do not itch or irritate him and no one else in our household, in our family, or at his pre-school has developed ringworm which is said to be extremely contagious (he has had them for almost over 4 mos now and no one else has it???). I have an appt with a different dr this evening for him because his school has now said that they are not comfortable letting him attend unless we can provide a drs note stating that it is NOT ringworm. I am wondering if there are different forms of ringworm that are not contagious or could this be something totally different? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

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  • maybe super dry skin? If you live in an area with VERY low humidity this can happen.One other thought is tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection that at least on myself shows up on occasion as small reddish round spots that gradually increase in size. They do itch, but ONLY when I sweat. If the area with the infection isn't scrubbed for a few days it become flaky.A doctor could easily confirm with a microscope.Selsun blue dandruff shampooclears it up(the selenium kills the fungus)...just lather it up for 5 minutes a day for a few days. if that doesn't work there is a stronger prescription version. .The first couple doctors I went to for this had no idea what it was..eventually I found one who knew what she was doing...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
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  • http://www.nevdgp.org.au/info/dermnet/granuloma_annulare.htm
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2009
    • 08:08 AM
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  • IF CHILD IS GOING TO PRE SCHOOL -TAKE A LOOK INTO SAND FLEA BITES THEY SOME TIMES DO NOT ITCH.http://www.mybugbites.com/my-foot-and-sand-flea-bites/
    charmaine petzer 176 Replies
    • November 30, 2009
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  • My husband developed small spots on his arm around June, they slowly began to spread, throughout his entire body, he was told by the derm that he has dry skin, and given various creams which did not help, after 2 more dermatologist, in September he was diagnosed with a Fungal Infection and prescribed Ketoconazole for the next six months, which now every 2 weeks he has to have his blood drawn because the Ketoconazole is known to cause liver disease, I believe this could have been avoided if someone would have listened to his concerns when he first noticed the spots instead of just brushing it off as "dry skin"
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
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