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Red Ring Shaped Rash (Overview)

A red ring-shaped rash may be a sign of a fungal skin infection called ringworm. The rash of ringworm begins as a small area of red, raised spots and pimples. The rash slowly becomes ring-shaped, with a red-colored, raised border and a clearer center. The border may look scaly. Nummular eczema rashes have a similar appearance.


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Red rash/burn on ring finger. Touched bi-carb soda & vinegar-could it have attached to my ting & caused a burn on my finger? How would I heal it?

Red rash/burn on ring finger. Touched bi-carb soda & vinegar-could it have attached to my ting & caused a burn on my finger? How would I heal it?

Probable: When you mix an acid (although a weak one) with an alkaline, you get a chemical reaction which can irritate your skin when trapped in your ring. Even vinegar alone can do the job. On the other hand, dish soap can cause irritation as well. ...Read more

Red Ring Shaped Rash (Overview)

A red ring-shaped rash may be a sign of a fungal skin infection called ringworm. The rash of ringworm begins as a small area of red, raised spots and pimples. The rash slowly becomes ring-shaped, with a red-colored, raised border and a clearer center. The border may look scaly. Nummular eczema rashes have a similar appearance.


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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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How do I cure the redness after a bad rash and allergic reactio?

How do I cure the redness after a bad rash and allergic reactio?

Topical steroid: Topical steroid will treat the redness. Otc creams are a good start but may not be strong enough to clear a bad rash. ...Read more

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I always get red razor bumps and rashes when I shave down there. What can I do to prevent it?

I always get red razor bumps and rashes when I shave down there. What can I do to prevent it?

Use care: Insure that you use fresh sharp blades vice dull blades. If the hair is more than several mm long – then trim it before shaving it. Wash the area before shaving – warm water can help to soften the hairs. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in the direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

Hives: These sound like hives. There are many reasons to have hives including allergies however some people get them when they heat it up because a substance called histamine is released under the skin that causes these rashes. If it continues you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

Should be examined: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots that itch may be part of an allergic reaction, an irritant or chemical reaction, an infection, or a disorder inside the body. "Generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Bluish or purplish spots may be blood spots. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. Rashes at work may be due to chemicals in gloves, solvents, detergents, etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a red bumpy circular shaped rash on the front of my neck. The outer part of the rash is more inflammed and looks a bit like a ring. It is about 2-3 inches across in diameter.

I have a red bumpy circular shaped rash on the front of my neck. The outer part of the rash is more inflammed and looks a bit like a ring. It is about 2-3 inches across in diameter.

Ask your question: Again and attach a PHOTO....it sounds a bit like RINGWORM which is a fungal skin infection easily treated with an antifungal cream!
The picture is necessary!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal (been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal (been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

Red rash ring: Please return to your doctor and show him/her the rash. Blood testing for Lyme is not always accurate but if clinically indicated, the doc MAY start you on an antibiotic. Lyme produces all sorts of symptoms. Whatever is going on, find the diagnosis and treatment.
Second opinions can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

Sounds like hives: What you're describing sounds most like hives (urticaria) which is an allergic reaction to something typically in the air, not something directly contacting the skin. It's difficult to say with confidence though without photos or further description. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries, consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula, substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

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My son 14 has a small wierd shaped rash on the right side of his neck what is it? It's not red no bumps doesn't itch. Shape like a puzzle piece.

Rash: It is difficult to diagnose any rash without seeing & feeling it, specially if it strange looking rash. May be you can send picture & requisit consult on Healthtap or take him to his pediatrician or a dematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Red ring rash photos what is it?

Ring Rash: Red ring rash could be ring worm. But in all honesty, a rash is best evaluated in person by a physician so that appropriate diagnosis and treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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For about 3 weeks now I have had a rashe that look like bites, they are red with a white scales on top, very itchy and they are also oval shaped????

Where?: You didn't mention where the rash is, anyway, it may very well be an Infection, fungal most probably, you need to see your doctor or your dermatologist, for evaluation and Rx medications, good luck ...Read more

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I have a small oval shaped itchy red rash with flaking skin on my back.?

Could be...: ...Lots of things, including an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin, a "ringworm" (fungus infection), the first signs of a rash called pityriasis rosea, or multiple other things. To get a precise diagnosis you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed a sort of a red round kind of like a ring rash around my lower bottom, I am embarrassed to go to doctor about it not sure what is?

Hi, I have developed a sort of a red round kind of like a ring rash around my lower bottom, I am embarrassed to go to doctor about it not sure what is?

We can't diagnose: This with the available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. Get up your courage if it isn't resolving. ...Read more

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My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

My son has a red ring around his belly button and a rash around it what could that possibly be! Should I worry?

Hard to say: This could be a simple bug bite reaction or even an infection. Since you did not provide an age or other specifics I cannot be more specific. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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