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Reddish rash with itching and pain. Is it a ring worm infection or insect bite?

Thanks Doc. My wife had what it appeared to us as an insect bite. But our primary Dr diagnosed as a ring worm case. He prescribed a topical cream and pills. It has been about 9 days and this reddish spot is now about 2 inches in diameter and it still itches and it is becoming painful. We will most than likely get to an specialist (a dermatologist?). Could this really be something else, worse? Thanks!
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,
The condition can be tick bite,tinea/fungal infection,insect bite, impetigo etc.
A course of oral and topical antibiotic will help in case of impetigo or insect bite.
As it has not responded to antifungal creams fungal infection is unlikely in this case.
A visit to dermatologist will be helpful for determining the diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Hope this helps.
I will be available for follow up.
Regards.
DrSudarshan
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
Hi ,
The condition can be tick bite,tinea/fungal infection,insect bite, impetigo etc.
A course of oral and topical antibiotic will help in case of impetigo or insect bite.
As it has not responded to antifungal creams fungal infection is unlikely in this case.
A visit to dermatologist will be helpful for determining the diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
Hope this helps.
I will be available for follow up.
Regards.
DrSudarshan
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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1 Doctor agrees with this answer

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