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Is it normal to have any bruising color around a ringworm spot on the arm?

Is it normal to have any bruising color around a ringworm spot on the arm?

It is...: ...If you've ben scratching or rubbing it. But how do you know it's a "ringworm spot?" lots of things, other than ringworm, are circular. If you're using an otc ringworm cream, and it's not working, see a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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?

Get examined please: Ring worm is a fungal infection of skin. It is circular Ring like lesion, with clear center, Itchy, does not have to be "oozy"( if scratched very hard). But cannot diagnose like this anyway. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis or "bruising" is a small soft tissue bleed usually as a result of trauma. Small red spots are sometimes identified as petechia, which is a hemorrhage of small blood vessels. Sometimes these findings can be indicative of disease, in other cases they are normal. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Red spots on arms: Could be eczema , fungal rash ( ringworm), bite, brouise or beginning of low platelet (usually on more then arms)s May consider topical steriod and antifungal and f/u with doc urgent care for CBC and platelet count. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

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


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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses is also known as Bruise. Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more