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Child having horse shoe rash on lower leg, slightly red, itchy. What could this be?

I have a four year who seems to have a horeshoe type of rash on lower leg. It looked ok a few weeks ago (just noticed it tonight) just looked like afew scrathes, a few weeks ago. Right above that horseshoe rash are a few more (4) little rashes . Slightly rashed,red slightly ichy. Really dont seem to bother him much but I am concerned. Oringally thought might be ringworm however do not really matchany of the pictures or symptoms of ringworm. I think I may take him to the dr. Any ideas on what it could be. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query
there are couple of differential diagnosis for the condition you have described.
The most common of these could be a ring worm because of age group, site of the lesion.
The other possibilities are localized psoriasis, or lichen planus. these conditions can be differentiated by clinical examination.
Thirdly, as the child plays outside ir could be an insect bite reaction.
As treatment differs in each category it is better to consult your local dermatologist or a family physician.
In case of doubt it is always try a course of anti fungals before other medications are applied
Have a good day
Prasad PVS
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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