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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have an itchy ,raised patch on my left lower leg. it is the size a little bigger than a silver dollar. it does not hurt, not warm, not bleeding. it just itches and oozes clear liquid. i was told it is a ringworm. ketoconazole ointment since 10/04?

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Podiatric Surgery 36 years experience
It may be a fungus or ring worm as you called it. The area should be biopsed and analyzed to rule out other skin diseases. Go see a Podiatrist or a dermatologist for help.
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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
If the lesion has not responded to an antifungal such as ketoconazole, I would consider an allergic contact dermatitis or eczema. These 2 conditions would be treated with a steroid cream.
Nov 25, 2021
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
If you have had no response to ketoconazole anti fungal cream, then it probably isn't a fungus ("ringworm"). See a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2021


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