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Thank you Henry for the information provided
Do you have any level of burning on these patches?
Do these patches go away in 3 to 5 hours? and then come back at the same site?
Are they persistent in nature?
Does the larger red patch on the right arm pit itch? Did it happen after a run or a trek ?
Thank you Henry ,
Have you got the red areas investigated by skin scraping , cytology or dermascopy tests?
Have you used any creams on the area like anti fungal creams?
Do you have any other systemic issues like acidity , thyroid issues?
Thank you for the valuable information provided.
Is the lymph node like growth in the arm pit painful?
Can you hold it in between your fingers?
The presence of a lymph node indicates an inflammation in the red patches.
This calls for investigation.
would you like me to list down certain important investigations to rule out Mycosis fungoides , Pityriasis Atypical Rosea , Annular erythemas.
Any history of tick bites or Lyme disease?
No this cannot be fungal related as it is very persistent and is associated with Lymph nodes.
The list is as follows:
Dermascopy : Non invasive magnifying scope at the Dermatologists office .
Skin scraping of the scales to rule out fungus
Skin biopsy to check for Mycosis Fungoides
Serum Antibodies for Lymes disease
Serum Thyroid levels.
This looks like a patch of Mycosis fungoides , P Rosea or annular erythema ( Lymes)
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