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    What does a circular lesion on the knee indicate?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: About a week ago I developed a round spot on my knee that has a rosy red ring with a pale center. I've put polysporin on it and come cortisone I have for eczema but it's very slow in healing. My dad died of complications from Lyme disease and this scares me
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
There are many diseases that can present with circular lesions.
I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 10 minutes later
I have taken a picture with my phone but can't find links on your website to upload it.

Is there an email address I can send the picture to via my phone?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Mail them to YYYY@YYYY as " Attention: Dr Asmeet "

Detailed Answer:
You can mail the pictures to YYYY@YYYY as " Attention: Dr Asmeet " or upload them under the report section.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 20 minutes later
I did send the picture to that email. Hope you get it.

I tried a direct upload of the picture
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can't see any pictures, kindly upload again

Detailed Answer:
I can't see any pictures.
Kindly upload them again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 12 hours later
Reports attached
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks like pyoderma, oral and topical antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photographs and it seems to be pyoderma which is a bacterial infection.
Although it is not looking like a skin lesion of lyme disease but to be absolutely sure you need to go for serlogy test.
Moreover do you have any complaints like pain, burning or itching in this lesion?
Are you having history of joint pains, fatigue, fever or any other systemic complaints?
Meanwhile you need to take oral and topical antibiotics for this lesion.
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to take tablet amoxicillin 1 gram thrice daily for 2-3 weeks and apply mupirocin cream or fusidic acid cream on the affected area twice daily.
These are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.


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