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Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling. Other than the visible spot, no pain, no itching

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3/11/2018
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how old are you?

can you upload a clear photo of this spot on your leg?

do you see the "Add file" link?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok. Im 47 years old. I will upload

thanks.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My skin is really dry from being outside. This is back side of my right calf. Seemingly this came up over night. It doesn't itch or hurt. Just weird raised place.

that looks like some dry skin eczema going on.

you need to put a moisturizer on your skin and try 1% hydrocortisone cream on that area which is red

you may need a thick moisturizer like aquafore or lanolin or gold bond for your skin.

very dry skin can become angry and reactive and ezema can develop on the skin.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I know you can't know for sure, my wife was freaking out about ring worm and cancer. Cancer runs in her side of family. I practice jiu jitsu in close contact with others so she also said it looked like ring worm. You think more just dry skin?

it is not cancer

more likely dry skin

may be a skin fungal infection

I would try the thick moisturizeres for your leg and 1% hydrocoritsone cream first.

and then try an antifungal agent like clotrimazole 1% antifungal cream which can be used if it is a fungal infection

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