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    Default Weird blister/rash?

    I've had a circular rash/blister for about a week. It doesn't hurt. It's red, has a defined "edge" so to speak, but it doesn't end at the "edge" it just fades, so there is the "edge" which is visible, and then some pinkish fading beyond that. I hope that makes sense. I think I'm starting to notice it in areas surrounding the rash as well, like new spots of it. But I can't really tell, as I'm also prone to pimply type dots. This is definitely different. I can't tell if it is more of a blister or a rash, as the skin is "raw" and red like a blister but it doesn't hurt at all.

    I put some fungal creme on it today as it doesn't seem to be going away on its own. I'm pretty sure I've had something like this before, but I can't remember if it was exactly the same or not. It's not a bullseye like from a tick bite. I would recognize one of those.

    Any ideas? Worth having the doctor check out? Feel free to PM me.



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    Ring worm ?

    I could be way off, but it could be possible.



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    Agree, could be ring worm (which is not a worm, but a fungus ...so your gut instinct to go for the antifungal may be correct. I'd probably show it to a doctor, to make sure you know that it is and get the appropriate meds.



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    Definitely take a photo of it. Spider bite? Tick bite? Are you in a tick borne disease area?
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    He is total garbage! Quick! Hide him on my trailer (Petstorejunkie).



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    It does look similar to ringworm, but it seems to be more red than the pictures I've seen. I suppose it could be a spider or a tick bite but it doesn't have the classic bullseye with the bite in the middle. It's more of red oval/circular area that is raw and blistered in the middle (but not painful at all). Color doesn't change all that much from middle to outer-edge, after the edge it's a light pink "fading" color.



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    When it starts to get dry and chilly I occasionally get those. They don't itch, the center is scaly, and I think it's just dry skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanM View Post
    When it starts to get dry and chilly I occasionally get those. They don't itch, the center is scaly, and I think it's just dry skin.
    It could be dry skin too. It's definitely gotten cold here in the last week or two, and I am prone to dry skin. I suppose I'll make sure to moisturize and apply some anti-fungal creme. If it isn't better in a few days I'll probably make a dr's appt, just to be on the safe side.



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    If you ever get a painful rash run to the ER, because if it's shingles you need antivirals ASAP or the duration and complications could be worse.
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    Rash isn't painful or itchy at all.



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    If it's not painful, I'd keep treating it with Lotramin or the like, just in case it's ringworm. It wont hurt anything if it's just dry skin.
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    I have granuloma annulare, and it sounds a bit like what you describe. Not much to be done with it, alas.

    http://granulomaannularehelp.blogspo...are-means.html


    Quote Originally Posted by SAcres View Post
    I've had a circular rash/blister for about a week. It doesn't hurt. It's red, has a defined "edge" so to speak, but it doesn't end at the "edge" it just fades, so there is the "edge" which is visible, and then some pinkish fading beyond that. I hope that makes sense. I think I'm starting to notice it in areas surrounding the rash as well, like new spots of it. But I can't really tell, as I'm also prone to pimply type dots. This is definitely different. I can't tell if it is more of a blister or a rash, as the skin is "raw" and red like a blister but it doesn't hurt at all.

    I put some fungal creme on it today as it doesn't seem to be going away on its own. I'm pretty sure I've had something like this before, but I can't remember if it was exactly the same or not. It's not a bullseye like from a tick bite. I would recognize one of those.

    Any ideas? Worth having the doctor check out? Feel free to PM me.
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    That's pretty much how my discoid lupus lesions appear too. I mean, it could be ANYTHING. Go get checked out. BUt go to a derm. I spent 2 years doing different meds INCLUDING CHEMOTHERAPY for my lesions. And all I needed was really strong corticosteroids.
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