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Rashes on knuckles, itchiness, ringworm spot on buttocks. What is it?

my son has a rash on his knuckles and i noticed a spot on his butt. it itches and he just said some other boys at school have the same thing on their hands and one kid has it on his arms. i thought maybe the spot on his butt was ringworm , because that what it looks like but he also has the rash on his knuckles. so not sure what exactly it is
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic.
From your description, it seems to me that your son may be having scabies.
It is an infestation by a mite which causes intense itching worse at night and small, reddish rashes between the fingers, underarms, around the belly button, buttocks and groins. It is contagious. You may have lesions only in limited areas also.
All your family members need to take treatment simultaneously and also your son' s friends. It is treated by a single application of 5% permethrin cream overnight. He could also take an antihistamine to relieve itching.
Hope this helps you.
Take care.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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