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Recurring small, red, dry patches on skin. Not itchy. What could it be?

A few months ago I noticed a small, red, dry patch on my skin (on my right arm ) not itchy at all. I would describe it as looking slightly like ring worm . This went but since that I have had 3 (seperate) other patches on my skin varying in area. They seem to appear with just one at a time and go after a few weeks but is then followed by another.
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HealthcareMagic.
As per your query you have recurring small, red, dry patches on skin which are not itchy. As per your query the best possibility appears to be of "Fungal infection. Fungal infections more commonly it affects the areas which are more prone for sweating as in your case. More specifically these are related to the hygiene and environmental factors along with certain systemic complaints as in hormonal problem such as diabetes.
For the betterment kindly follow the suggestion below:
- Keep your self away from hot and humid climate.
- Take two times bath.
- Wear cotton clothes and cotton undergarments to be changed two times a day. Do not wear any synthetic or woolen garments.
- You can apply anti-fungal creams such as "Sertaconazole" or "Clotrimazole" and take anti-fungal tablets according to medical advise.
-Don't try to scratch or rub the area as can lead to further aggravation of the problem.
You can follow the above regimen for 3-4 days and if benefit occurs can follow the same for next 10-14 days. If the rash still persists then can take best guidance from the dermatologist.
I hope these information's will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.
"Wish you good health"
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology)
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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