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My daughter has flat red places (spots) on her legs. They

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My daughter has flat red places (spots) on her legs. They started on one leg and now she has a couple on the other. They are not itchy or painful or really cause any discomfort. Here PCP thinks it may be fungal. She had gotten sick and was given a steriod injection and for a while the spots decreased in size but then came back.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She has not outstanding medical history. She was put on vitamin D after having some bloodwork done. After taking the vitamins for a while she said her lower leg was kind of sore so she stopped taking the vitamins and a few weeks later the redness appeared. She had a baby last April.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 7 months ago.


Please attach a picture here

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Where is my answer?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 7 months ago.


First of all

Can you attach a picture so I can see those spots.

Did you see my last request?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't have a picture and I'm at work. I just wasted 40 bucks.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 7 months ago.

We can do it without a picture.

I am here to help, and you have not asked a specific question, not in your original post.

So, please describe, again, the spots as best you can.

The doctor has diagnosed this as fungal, her doctor apparently.

What is YOUR question exactly

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
My question is what could these be? Fungal doesn't sound right but if it is fungal what would a person do about it? Should it be biopsied? My daughter s 29 years old.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 7 months ago.


She should apply an anti fungal cream such as chlortirmazole for up to two weeks, but should see it getting better after one week or less.

IF that does not work, she should see a dermatologist.

this might provide a better diagnosis on the spot. If not the dermatologist is the best one to do a small biopsy.

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