Recurring Rash Every Winter
I am a 27 y/o female. For the last few winters I have been getting small circular rashes on (mostly) the inside of my elbow and upper chest. The rash starts as a small scaly patch and then grows eventually to the size of a quarter.
They are always circular and fairly well defined but there is rarely a defined border, although the center is sometimes lighter.
Occasionally they will get red, but for the most part they are pink and the skin gets very scaly. They last anywhere from about 2 weeks to 2 months and almost always disappear by May. The patches remain scaly even after the period of inflamation has died down.
The patches are itchy, and moisturizing cream does not help - until they have died down.
It sounds like ringworm or another fungal infection but only really occurs between November and April when it gets cold and dry.
If it is a fungal infection can it come back yearly? I am not a medical person but this sounds more like a viral thing - if it is infectious.