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Circular, flat red welts on hips, large bruised ring at the top of butt crack. No itching and pain. Suggest

I have two red welts that are on each side of my hips, they do not itch, but are circular, flat, and not raised. When I got out of the bath today I was checking out my body in the mirror, and found another very large ring at the top of my butt crack. The center is dark almost like a bruise and the outside is red. It does not hurt, nor itch. What the heck could this be!?!?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Hello, welcome to Healthcare Magic.
The most probable diagnosis by reading your query appears to be fungal infection known as Tinea cruris which appears as circular ring like structures which are dark at first and then have central clearing later on.
For the treatment part you should take oral and topical treatment of antifungals for around 2-3weeks period under advice of your doctor.
This problem arises by exposure to heat and humidity. Both of these things increases the propensity of fungus to grow. So you should maintain proper hygiene with twice daily bath, wearing loose cotton clothes, changing your undergarments and general garments two times a day and maintaining a dry environment to prevent growth of fungus which will prevent recurrent/ further infection.
If the lesions becomes more dark or reddish or purplish- then you should also take the possibility of purpura which are red spots and would be definitely needing medical attention
With best health wishes,
Dr Sanjay K Kanodia
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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