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Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

On my stomach there is a red ring and it looks like possible bug bites in two places opposite each other on the ring. possible bug bite?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Possible: Insect bites are possible but need to make sure it is not ringworm. Your description fits ringworm well. It is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin and scalp spread by contact. Can be itchy and get crusty. It is treated with topical anti fungals like Lotrimin, Miconazole, or several others. In severe forms or locations not suitable for topicals you may need oral antifungals. Send pic
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Agree with Dr. Lubienski, but a photo cannot be sent to this part of the website. You can send a photo to your own doctor or consult on the HealthTap Medical Group area of the website.
Dec 19, 2020

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