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noticed circular hard spot with black dot on arms and thighs. Can this ring worm?

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Hi I am concern about a circular hard spot with a black dot in the center that has appeared on my arm and thighs. It has a rough bumpy outer ring but the center is dark. It does not hurt but itches occasionally. The older ones on my arm appears to form a crusty scab as it "heals". The spots are small on my arm and there was a big fine bumpy circular spot on my thigh. I thought it was ringworm because the ones on my thigh the out circle was define and the center was clear but the ones on my arm has a black dot in the center and I'm very confused.

Posted Sat, 9 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
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Hello
Thanks for the query.
your description matches with that of chronic fungal infection.
However I would like to see a photograph of the lesion.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and I will be able to help you better.
Please upload a photograph.
waiting for your response.
Thank you
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Follow-up: noticed circular hard spot with black dot on arms and thighs. Can this ring worm? 2 hours later
Hi, do you have an email address I can send the photos too? In case the phots are blurry. Thanks.

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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 5 hours later
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Hi
Thanks for the follow up.
You can attach the pictures here only.
there is an option to attach reports on right side of query page.
Please use that
Thank you
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Follow-up: noticed circular hard spot with black dot on arms and thighs. Can this ring worm? 2 hours later
Hi
I have uploaded both photos.

Thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 10 hours later
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Hello.
Thanks for the follow up and photograph.
It is looking like granuloma annulare, which is an auto immune disorder.
Dont worry its not a severe thing. Please apply clobetasol ointment. You will get some relief. If it recurrs , a biopsy might be required.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you. E
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Follow-up: noticed circular hard spot with black dot on arms and thighs. Can this ring worm? 5 hours later
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 hours later
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welcome

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you are most Welcome.
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