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What is this please? Photo.

(15 Posts)
winkywinkola Sun 01-Jan-17 15:05:47

On ds2's thigh in the bath today I noticed this.

Any ideas what it is?

GerardNoWay Sun 01-Jan-17 15:07:57

Looks a bit like ringworm?

elephantoverthehill Sun 01-Jan-17 15:08:38

I would say ringworm.

Hercules12 Sun 01-Jan-17 15:08:42

Ring worm?

Finola1step Sun 01-Jan-17 15:09:05


Lolly86 Sun 01-Jan-17 15:09:16


Hercules12 Sun 01-Jan-17 15:09:26

I would go to pharmacy when open and show them so can get cream.

Pollyanna9 Sun 01-Jan-17 15:09:42

Ringworm. Very contagious.

Cover it with a plaster and then go get the appropriate cream from the GP. It's nothing to worry about though, it'll soon go.

Sparklingbrook Sun 01-Jan-17 15:11:19

I agree-ringworm or possibly impetigo. Could be quite contagious if the latter, so best to get it seen asap.

These things always happen out of hours don't they?

Nicketynac Sun 01-Jan-17 15:24:20

Do you have Canesten or Daktarin in the house? (Or any thrush or athlete's foot cream) That's what GP or pharmacy will give you. Apply it two or three times daily and it will start to improve in a few days. You don't need to cover it once you are treating it but wash hands and towels carefully.

Nicketynac Sun 01-Jan-17 15:26:03

Impetigo usually has a yellow crust or yellow watery discharge which you can't see in this pic but it might have washed off in the bath so have another look later once her skin is totally dry. You need antibiotics for impetigo.

Maudlinmaud Sun 01-Jan-17 15:28:22

I had this a few months back. I.swear to god I thought I was was going to die. Doctor told me it was ringworm. Im prone to over reacting grin

winkywinkola Sun 01-Jan-17 15:32:19

Oh thanks all.

I have Canesten. Have applied liberally.

Thanks again.

Shelvesoutofbooks Sun 01-Jan-17 15:34:48

It can also be the begining of pityriasis rosea. This looks like a herald patch. If it is, then avoid any shower gels, creams or rubbing the area in any way as moisture makes it spread.

Daisychain2017 Mon 02-Jan-17 04:15:50

Also agree it could be pityruasis or ringworm. Treat for ringworm and if doesn't improve or more patches appear in the pityriasis pattern then it may be that. We use datakrin (sp?) for ringworm.

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