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Ring like lesion appeared on hand. Cause and cure?

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My son is having sort of ring guard on his hnad it is increasing day by day. He is 4.5 years old.I have showed to doctors from past one month with no results.
Posted Fri, 17 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Gaurav Patel 2 hours later

Thanks for the query.

I understand your concern regarding your son‘s skin problem.

Ring like lesion on hand may be due to fungal infection, annular dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, drug induced.

It is difficult to comment about diagnosis and treatment based on description alone. You have a feature to upload picture / images by yourself on right side of this query page. You may want to post a photo of your son’s skin lesion, so I can comment specifically.

I would like to know about following points,
1) Since how long he has this problem?
2) Which medication is being taken or applied?
3) Has he lesion only on one hand? Any other area is involved or not?
4) Is there any itching, burning or pain?
5) Is there any past history of similar lesion?

Awaiting your response.

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Follow-up: Ring like lesion appeared on hand. Cause and cure? 47 minutes later

Thanks for the response Dr XXXXXXX Appreciate your help and advise.

As response to the above questions:
1)He is suffering this problem since 1.5 months I.e(since March 2013)
2)He has been taking the following medicins since 06/04/13
Tab Tyza 250mg (1/2 tab a day )
Tab Zocon 50mg (once a wk (only two tablets))
Syp Teczine (5ml night for 1 wk)
Monogard cream(To be applied at night)

3) Yes,on right hand. No other area involved
4) Yes, there is itching, no burning and pain signs noticed. Only during time of ointment application it burns a little.
5) No, there is no such history.
Answered by Dr. Gaurav Patel 2 hours later

Thank you for your reply.

I have analyzed the image and detail about treatment.
It is fungal infection (ring worm). We call it tinea corporis. It is superficial fungal infection of the skin. It spread in shape of ring with central clearing and elevated border.

It takes average 8 weeks to cure. In some resistant case it may take long time. He is taking right oral medicine. Please do continue it. I would like to change the cream. Apply TYZA-M cream twice a day for 10 days and then start EBERNET cream twice a day.

There is nothing to worry about it. It is surely going to be cured.

I hope I answered your query.

Let me know if you have any further question.

Wish him speedy recovery.

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Thank you for the advise doctor. This is just Aweome that you were able to analyse so much, hats off to the science and people like you, who believe in true service and serve the needy.

I would certainly follow your advise and change the cream.
Answered by Dr. Gaurav Patel 17 hours later

You are welcome.

If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.

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