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What to do if I have a red, oval ring on my leg that doesn't itch. What could it be?

What to do if I have a red, oval ring on my leg that doesn't itch. What could it be?

Two choices likely:: This could be ringworm (a common fungal infection) or it could be a ring shaped patch of dry skin (annular excema). It can be difficult to sort out. Consider consulting on Prime where you can consult a doc and upload a pic of your rash before initiating the consult if you do video. (videos don't show skin conditions as well as pics taken with a phone). Or you can see your doc. Either one. ...Read more

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I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

Could : Could be an insect bite. Could be a small superficial blood clot or be an infection. It would be nice to see what this looks like. Please get an exam. ...Read more

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I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should i be concerned? Is it from an insect?

I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should i be concerned? Is it from an insect?

Can't tell: From your description, such skin condition needs to be examined, so kindly see your doctor to start with, or even have a virtual consult on HealthTap, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?

I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?

See a dermatologist!: Any time there is a pigmented lesion (one with color), and sometimes even a non-pigmented lesion, it is necessary to have them examined by a dermatologist. The red ring could simply indicate inflammation but the fact that it may be new to you or is a changing lesion is a real indication to have this examined by a professional. ...Read more

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I have multiple scabs on my lower legs that aren't healing after months and each scab is surrounded by a small red ring.?

See a doctor: There are many causes for this. It can vary from something simple to life threatening. Looking at the rash and sores will help identify whether this is something as simple as bug bites or an insect infestation in your home or something dangerous. Sorry I can't be more help without getting a look ...Read more

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I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the area at www.imgur.com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I have about 35 bites on the back of my leg from lower calf to just above my knee. They do not itch. They are red, slightly raised with a white ring. I was outside for a moment, but not in the grass. Any idea what they might be? This also happened a week

I have about 35 bites on the back of my leg from lower calf to just above my knee. They do not itch. They are red, slightly raised with a white ring. I was outside for a moment, but not in the grass. Any idea what they might be? This also happened a week

Multiple red papule: Could be allergic reaction/ eczema, rarely psoriasis, You can see if topical steroids and antihistamines zyrtec (cetirizine) helps. If worsens consider antibiotics bacitracin or oral antibiotics. It is summer and there are a lot of allergens outside. If it were bulleyes rash think tick/ lyme i always test for lyme because it is so treatable and effects are significant. F/U w/ doc/ urgent ca ...Read more

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A burn caused by flames 2" long ×1" wide on leg. Red ring, white, can see veins & white bumps that itch sometimes. Possible infection?

A burn caused by flames 2" long ×1" wide on leg. Red ring, white, can see veins & white bumps that itch sometimes. Possible infection?

Burn injury: It's probably a good idea to show this burn wound to a professional. "Redness" around a wound or injury like this could indicate localized infection. If there are 'white' bumps too it could be some exudate (pus) from the wound. If that's a second degree burn though it could also be healing zones that are popping out. You don't want this to get any worse, so I would recc seeing a doctor. ...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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My daughter's developed a rash on her legs (red marks, white ring — raised). Her knee has now swollen up and hurts. What could it be?

My daughter's developed a rash on her legs (red marks, white ring — raised). Her knee has now swollen up and hurts. What could it be?

Consider HSP: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura causes a skin rash typically below waist, pain in the joints, and sometimes stomach pain. The rash looks like small bruises or small reddish-purple spots. It's usually on the buttocks, around the elbows and on the legs. HSP can also cause fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can last for about 4-6 weeks. HSP usually gets better without any treatment. ...Read more

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I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?

I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?

Uncertain diagnosis: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....

My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....

Needs exam ASAP: Nothing to be scared but red spots with fever in small babies deserve an immediate examination to rule out serious infections. Pl take the baby to the nearest emergency/urgent care in your area. Hopefully it will be a minor illness with a virus. Best of luck?? ...Read more

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My sister has these red, itchless, flat circles on your upper legs. She's 7. What are they? Not chicken pox. Not ring worm. Not hives. Not eczema.

My sister has these red, itchless, flat circles on your upper legs. She's 7. What are they? Not chicken pox. Not ring worm. Not hives. Not eczema.

Rash: The truth of all rashes are that they need to be seen by a physician to be accurately diagnosed and treated. Rashes are like baskin-robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. ...Read more

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