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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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1 yr old bb has a round spot on her back, skin surface looks eroded with a darker crust in the middle. area around the crust is wet and expanding?

1 yr old bb has a round spot on her back, skin surface looks eroded with a darker crust in the middle. area around the crust is wet and expanding?

Possible infection: Your description covers several different conditions. The main thing to consider if it is a new spot, is impetigo, a bacterial infection that needs treatment. Your baby should be seen by a family doctor ...Read more

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I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

I wax bikini line - found a circular dark shadow/spot under skin. Ingrown hair? Something else? It just looks like a shadow, but can't see a hair.

Needs evaluation: It is impossible to tell you if this is normal or not in a virtual setting. You must see a MD to evaluate this spot if you are concerned, preferably a GYN. ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison. http://insidetheclinic.com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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I had a random red circular spot on the back of my hand and a skin biopsy came back that it was eczema, what would cause it? Why is it one spot?

I had a random red circular spot on the back of my hand and a skin biopsy came back that it was eczema, what would cause it? Why is it one spot?

Unusual to biopsy ec: Eczema is not usually diagnosed this way. The microscopic features of eczema are not specific. Your question is best answered after exam and discussion with a dermatologist. Localized dermatitis may be nummular dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc.Eczema is a type of dermatitis. Anyway it can be treated. ...Read more