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Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Tinea corporis: Known as ringworm is a possibility; however, this skin lesion must be SEEN and evaluated. You can try OTC Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF AM/PM to the area, since this may be a fungal infection: without a photo hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Small bug bite size spot on leg. Used calamine but got worse, now fist size. No major sores just red and itchy. Thoughts?

Small bug bite size spot on leg. Used calamine but got worse, now fist size. No major sores just red and itchy. Thoughts?

Bite reaction: Seems like a localized allergic reaction to the bite. Watch for sings of infection (pain, pus, etc)
Try OTC Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) once a day for a few days to stop the allergic reaction, apply cold compresses a few times a day. It should get better soon. ...Read more

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I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?

I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?

Fluconazole: Rash can be a common side effect, don't expose the area or stay in sunlight for more than few minutes for now. Unfortunately it has a long half life, will be in your system for 3-4 days, best wishes ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Hi I have about 20 spots of varying size all over my legs. They look similar to hickeys but red and are not itchy at all. Looks like Schaumburgs?

Spots on leg: Also consider erythema nodosum or sarcoid or even lyme disease. Erythema nodosum is associated with recent strep infection, mycoplasma, mononucleosis, cat scratch disease or inflammatory conditions like sarcoid, Behcet's or bowel disease, rarely lymphomas/carcinoid, pancreas. Check for lyme, strep, resolves in 3-6 weeks and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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My daughter has nickel sized red raised spots on her torso forearm legs and fingers. What is this? They itch her like crazy. Nobody else in the house

Many possibilities: Could be insect bite reactions, scabies, eczema, allergic reaction. Thorough history is needed and possible biopsy to determine cause. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined. ...Read more

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Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Cancer not likely: Suspect minor injury. If it fails to evolve through healing during next 2 weeks, consider alternative diagnosis and biopsy. Avoid antibiotics and antiseptics. Leave open. Wash gently in shower. ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

New skin lesion: A new lesion that arises and has been present for two weeks raises the probability that this is trauma related. It could possibly be caused by clothing, or shoes, or even a bug bite. I suggest you monitor the are for changes. If it persists after another week or two with changes, consult your physician. ...Read more

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I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

Hives: Sounds like hives but could be bug bites, bed bugs, tic bites, or a different type of nodule altogether (erythema nodosum). You really need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter & I have itchy red dime-nickel size red spots on our shoulders, arms & hands. We've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it doesn't help. Help please!?

My daughter & I have itchy red dime-nickel size red spots on our shoulders, arms & hands. We've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it doesn't help. Help please!?

Bug bites??: If the spots don't increase, they might be just bug bites. If they keep increasing, then they might be hives, an allergic reaction (of course there could also be multiple bugs causing new bites). Otc creams or gels that contain 1% Hydrocortisone or the skin anesthetic pramoxine can both be helpful (the dr. Can advise on what age range the meds can be used in). The dr. May want to examine the rash. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

Itchy spots: Insect bites are a possibility (chiggers, bed bugs). Another is an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your legs but not the rest of your body. Have you walked near poison ivy or poison oak? Observe for any clues and you could take an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin which is non drowsy. See your physician or a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more

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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, I get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more