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My 3 y.o. DS has sensitivities and allergies, so I'm posting this here even though I'm not sure if it's an allergic reaction.

 

Anyone know what this is? It's on his leg...  It's dry around the outside and he's had it for 3 weeks. It got bigger when I applied hydrocortisone.


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I don't have much experience with allergic rashes, but the ones I've seen have been pretty assymmetrical, uneven, blotchy, etc.  

 

This looks pretty round....so maybe it's ringworm - an infectious fungus?  If so, you could try an over the counter antifungal cream (wash first with warm, soapy water, dry thoroughly and then apply cream, allowing the skin to be open to air afterwards....and fungi thrive in moisture).  It takes at least a week to see improvement and then more time to totally kill the fungus.  And don't share towels.

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Looks ringwormy to me.  Ringworm is usually a bit itchy, too.


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Thats the thing... he says its not itchy at all. At first I though it was ringworm. Wouldn't ringworm get much larger and spread?


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I don't have much experience with allergic rashes, but the ones I've seen have been pretty assymmetrical, uneven, blotchy, etc.  

 

This looks pretty round....so maybe it's ringworm - an infectious fungus?  If so, you could try an over the counter antifungal cream (wash first with warm, soapy water, dry thoroughly and then apply cream, allowing the skin to be open to air afterwards....and fungi thrive in moisture).  It takes at least a week to see improvement and then more time to totally kill the fungus.  And don't share towels.

We struggle with yeast issues here, so a fungus really does make sense. I will try the antifungals. Thanks!


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It looks like ringworm, and that's what I have on my neck. Iodine is really good on it and any skin fungus. Hubby has some weid thing that pops up on his hand every now and then. Apple cider vinegar soaks are helpful on his.
 


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Thank you. Found out it is itchy and he just didn't say before. I saw him scratching it. I've been putting probiotics on it. Will try iodine.

 

How do you think he got it? Too much sugar?


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No.  Not sugar.  It's massively contagious from person to person.  If one person has athlete's foot, it can show up in another person as ringworm.


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ACK! My DH has athletes foot!


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