I've tried doing some research before posting a thread but I'm still confused on exactly what it could be.
First time I've ever had some rash and I noticed it around the first of October and still have it currently.
I attached a picture of it on my forearm below.
At first I had about 4 little red rings from almost my wrist to my elbow. After a month, they went away and now I see just the two main ones on my arm. I noticed one on my leg, below my right kneecap but its not to bad. Today I took one more look and noticed a very small circle underneath my elbow but not on the bone. (basically, a new one staring to come in)
Its obvious it spreads around... I'm assuming at least.
I just automatically thought it was ring worm. It itches and I just want to scratch. Well, trying to suck it up... I quit scratching it hoping it would just go away but no luck.
Any advice and help on verifying what it is and how to get rid of it would be greatly appreciated !!!
PS - If its hard to see, I can certainly take better pictures. It is more red now and stands out more then it did during that picture.
Last edited by Stephen851; 12-01-2011 at 04:38 PM.
Could be a lot of things - dermatology is just that way - however, at first sight, I automatically also thought of Ringworm. Am wondering if you have discounted this diagnosis and if sao why?
Actually something that resembles this is something called nummular eczema., but you should seek an M.D.'s opinion.
thank you so much for your advice! I never even heard about nummular eczema. After reading about this on the web, it sounds exactly like what I have. I haven't seen a doctor... due to getting laid off my job I haven't had health insurance. Its a tough life for everyone so I'm just trying to make it by!
I'm going to do a lot more research on this. I really appreciate it.
buy some over the counter medication for jock itch or athletes foot. If it is ringworm this will treat it. Apply it twice a day and see if it helps.
If it doesn't help after a week or two it is likely nummular eczema. can get over the counter hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps.