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What are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

What are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

Spots: Hard to tell without a picture. Could be a fungal infection like ring worm, tinea corporis, or another type problem like eczema or psoriaris. ...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?

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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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper 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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I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches , itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

See a physician: The skin can be affected by multiple conditions. What you are describing can be any of them, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, among others. Consult with a physician for a physical exam. ...Read more

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Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Insufficient info: but you probably need to see a dermatologist ...Read more