Dermatology is a visual field
. One needs a photograph or to look at the lesion. Please feel free to upload a clear digital photo of the lesion using the 'upload data' icon to the right of your screen.
Alternatively feel free to use the premier 'ask-a-specialist' feature & get in touch with me.
It may just be a simple 'fungal infection' or 'deramtophytosis' or 'tinea
Have the doc or any Gp do a scraping & examine under a microscope using 10% 0r 20% KOPH (potassium hydroxide) to help look for fungus.
It may alternatively be one of a group of skin disorders called granulomatous cutaneous erythemas
A skin biopsy
& histopathology will further help clinch the diagnosis.
I hope have pointed you in the right direction to make an informed choice! Cheers & here's to a clear skin!!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India