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Is It Normal To Have Any Bruising Color Around A Ringworm Spot On The Arm
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?
Bruise comes and goes, same spot for 6 mo. Now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin. Thoughts?
Trauma: Brusises result from a local area of trauma to the skin. When taking anticoagulants or if clotting mechanisms are off, they help with extent of bruising but do not initiate the process. If the bruise is in the same site look for what might cause the problem like pressure against the site when sleeping or sitting at the computer. ...Read more
I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?
My doctor diagnosed the round, dry spot on my arm as ringworm. Clotrimazole made it worse, and it is now spreading. Could this be something else?
Dry spot: Could be eczema. See your doc again or see a derm. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with ringworm in Oct. Have used every topical treatment + griseofulvin. Still have this bruise like dark spot left. Is this scarring?
4 year old has one spot of ringworm on his arm. Will calamine lotion help with itching? Is this treatable at home or do we need to go to pediatrician
Pimple like thing on arm. Turned into bruise around the spot, the bruise color is yellow-green. What bit me?
Bite: That is hard to say. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist if this doesn't resolve quickly. ...Read more
I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??
Show it to a doctor: A rash in the armpit could be one of several things. I would be most concerned about an abscess or a localized infection (say from shaving)-esp. If it's PAINFUL. If it's more flat and non painful it could be ringworm, a contact allergy (deodorant?), or a more mild infection called folliculitis among other things. If you have any underlying medical problems, that may help the doc to figure it out. ...Read more
My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be?
Possible bite.: Depending on how long it has been there, it could still be a bruise, although if it is bright red, it sounds like a broken capillary (small blood vessel) or possibly spider bite. To be sure, you should show his doctor. If there are many of them appearing, you should call his doctor and/or take him to the emergency room ASAP, as that could be a sign of a more serious illness. ...Read more
I have dark brown spot on my leg, looks like bruises, they have been there for years they don't hurt but are very dry, see more coming on my arms
Keratoses or Plaques: It would be interesting to note if these spots or rough or smooth; if they have changed shape or color; or have hair growing out of them. The most common benign thing is known as a keratin plaque. I believe skin troubles should always be evaluated in person so that the visual part of this diagnosis can occur. ...Read more
It has happened at least 2x now. On a certain spot on my right arm a bruise develops spontaneously it seems then disappears. What could be causes?
Two red spots (size of dimes) on arm; doesn't hurt or itch. Bed bugs or is there other causes for random bruising in the same spot?
Saw 2 red spots on arm last night; doesn't hurt or itch. Is it bed bugs or is there other cause for random bruising in the same spot?
Prob not Bed bugs: These are INTENSELY itchy, and typically occur on the legs though not always. Without seeing the spots not possible to diagnose. They could be bites. If they are bruises they will go away. If they are tiny and red might be cherry angiomas. ...Read more
There is a bruise on my arm with a white dime size spot. I don't know how I got it what should I do?
Bruise white center: Send picture and more details. Like how old are you? ...Read more
I noticed a small flat purple spot on my arm, I thought maybe it was a bruise, then another one, but smaller shows up the next day. No pain?
See a doctor: The purple spots you describe may be bleeding under the skin. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
Can bruises on your arms from being pinched really hard in the same spot a lot cause a blood clot?
No: The deep veins are unaffected. I am glad you are health conscious. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a spot under left arm/beside left shoulder blade that is very tender to the touch. Feels bruised, but there's no bruise?
I have a bruise and tender spot on my left arm that I don't know how it got there. There is tenderness to the touch further down on my arm as well?
Bruise: Is your symptom getting worse or improving since you have noticed it? If your symptoms are improving, no reduced range of movement then I woukd not worry. Otherwise see doc. ...Read more
Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?
Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more
I have a very sore, almost bruised feeling spot (no actual bruise) on my upper, inner left arm. The spot is very exact, no bigger than a penny. There is no swelling, it's not a visible spot, just a pinching feeling under the skin. I am very worried.?
Plan: Please, stop worrying and go to the doctor. It's impossible to make any decisions without exam. We can not do it on line. ...Read more
Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.
After 5days of radial cath I gut small bruising big bluish spot around it arm & finger pain when moving but its not close to cath site, what cause it?
Hematoma: Sounds like you have a hematoma from the cath. Site. It should resolve in another few days. ...Read more
Flat (no mole) spot on back of arm. No tenderness, no change to size or color. Had for at least month. Looks similar to a bruise. Skin cancer concern?
Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: A doctor would need to examine these spots on your arm to answer your question. ...Read more
I have this bruise like thing on arm and it has reddish brown spots around it. It doesn't hurt but itches and now I have a fever. What could it be?
Every few weeks I get bruises in same spots and on the same arm, they go away then come back a like 2 weeks later. I am a little anemic, is that why?
Could it be that you are hurting the same part of the body repeatedly and the bruises are from such trauma. Your anemia is likely to be due to iron deficiency and you should take oral iron supplement and multivitamins.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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