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

Red spot on shin, grown in size, white center with red ring around it. Causes?

On Sunday i noticed a small red dot, approximately 1 cm in diamter on my shin. I woke up this morning and the red spot is now a little larger than the size of a dime and it looks white in the middle, with a red ring around it. It does not itch , or hurt or anything. I m completely unaware of it until I look at it. What could it be?
Asked On : Sun, 16 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  221
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Pulmonologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

It could be -
1. an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin,
2. an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or
3. a fungal infection (ringworm),
4. any number of other things.

A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities.

So i advise you to consult a dermatologist to locally examine your lesion and diagnose it. Then you should apply locally as per his advice. Otherwise you may try our premium forum by posting the photo of your lesion so that we can diagnose it and advise you properly.

Thank you.
Answered: Sun, 16 Sep 2012
I find this answer 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