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I saw a similar question posted but did not see an answer, so i am hoping to find one now. My health insurance has a huge deductible, so I would like to have as much information as possible before I decide how to proceed. I appreciate any help you might offer.

I have a large red circle on the center of my chest about 1 inch in diameter and at the level on my nipples, at the position of the sternum. The area is a pinkish red, about the color of a sunburn. It does not itch, isn't raised, doesn't get bigger, does not puss or ooze or seem to serve any purpose. Could this indicate some kind of internal bruise? Bleeding?

I noticed it yesterday, and I don't know how it got there, or how long it has been there. I have not been in the woods, or anywhere else that I expect to get lime disease. My apartment could use a good dusting? Could this be some kind of bite from a dust mite or something of that nature?

What is this thing? What should I do?
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replied September 9th, 2008
You need to get a diagnosis from a dermatologist, b/c skin conditions can be tricky and the only way to diagnose is via a visual exam. So schedule an appointment!

It sounds like possible ringworm. I contracted ringworm working in an after school program and was given cream which treated the condition - within days it was gone.
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