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I have one red spot on my arm about one quater in diameter

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I have one red spot on my arm about one quater in diameter and slightly
raised. It does not itch and doses not bother me. Just curious what it is .
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Davidson replied 4 years ago.
Hi there, and thanks for your question. Have you had any trauma to the area? That is, any bumps or bruising? Are you taking any new medications? And finally, does it blanche, meaning does it go away when you press on it? Thanks in advance, Dr. Davidson
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No trauma
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No trauma bumps
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No trauma bumps bruising
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No trauma bumps bruising or
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No trauma bumps bruising or new
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on.
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have only
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have only had this
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have only had this about
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have only had this about a
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No trauma bumps bruising or new medication and it does fade from pinkish color to normal skin color when pressed on. I have only had this about a week
Expert:  Dr. Davidson replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for the additional information. Based on your initial description and this information, I'm concerned about a couple of conditions. The first is a common viral infection that manifests with raised circular red rash, and usually starts with one lesion. This is called Pityriasis rose. This is a common skin condition in children and adults. It usually begins as one large spot on your body and then spreads. The rash of pityriasis rosea often sweeps out from the middle of your body, and its shape resembles drooping pine-tree branches. Although pityriasis rosea has a distinctive appearance once the rash appears, in its early stages you may confuse pityriasis rosea with other skin disorders. This rash disappears on its own, and does not require any specific treatment. The second condition I'd consider is a fungal infection. Tinea corporis is the medical term for it, and it usually presents with circular, non-itchy rash. It can occur anywhere on the body. Initial treatment is with topical anti-fungal medications like Lotrimin that can be purchased over-the-counter. Considering your description, I would give this a try first. There are no side effects, and the medication is quite inexpensive. If you notice other smaller areas of rash, it may be the first condition I mentioned, but you won't know until you see the rash spread. In the meantime, the Lotrimin may clear things up in 2-3 days. I wish you well and a speedy recovery. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
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