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circular rash not raised, no bumps and doesn't itch?

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I've just discovered a circular rash on my lower bottom and am bit uncertain as to what it could be. At first I thought it could be a ringworm but it doesn't seem to fit the description as it is not raised, there are no bumps and it doesn't itch at all or feel any different to the rest of my skin. I'd be so grateful if you could help me identify what it could be.

I've attached a picture below.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/4 6799962.png/

Many thanks.


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replied October 8th, 2011
Skin Answer A27492
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The rash described and seen in the image, appears to be a patterned contusion, probably due to inadvertent impact with a hard object, which you probably might have not felt while it happened.

Since there is no symptoms or any issues arising due to it, this rules out any insect bite, allergic causes and infective causes too.

The rash like area will subside on its own within a few days and treatment might not be essential, since it is asymptomatic.

In case of doubt, you can consult your doctor or a dermatologist who can examine it closely and advice you accordingly.

I hope this helps.


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