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I recently noticed a raised red circle on my leg after having what seemed to be a mosquito bite? First I thought it was ringworm, but the center isn't really white and it seems to be getting larger and the skin is raising more! I would really like to know what it may be! Fungus? Bug-Bite? Eczema, so I can treat it accordingly, or if I need to go to the doctor! Thank you!


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replied May 21st, 2010
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Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

It is very difficult to diagnose online without a physical examination. If it is a bug bite, then with the passage of time, instead of getting worsened, it should get better.

If it is worsening, then it could possibly be either ringworm or eczema. The ringworm responds very fast to the local application of antifungal ointment like miconazole.

If it improves, then obviously it is a fungal infection only. If it still it remains the same or worsens it’ll likely need the treatment on the lines of eczema by using steroids cream or oral steroids.

For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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