Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
138 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  160
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
,   ,  
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
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor