DD (6 months old) has an ongoing dry patch on her back and another near her ear. I presumed it was eczema (I had it as a child) so douse it regularly in Aveeno which seems to take the edge off though the patches never disappear completely.
But today I realised that both patches are quite circular and so I'm concerned it could be ringworm (see picture below, it's not usually that red, the photo was taken immediately post bath)...
It could be early ringworm. When ringworm first firms it begins as a dry patch of skin then gradually as it develops it forms a dark circle around the outside of the patch and often the inside of the ring is lighter in colour than normal skin.
Do you have a cat or dog? If so it increases the likelihood it's ringworm.
Pah haha...it is a truly shocking situation isn't it I'm still treating my third dose as we speak...suspect the bloody cat as I've only just cleared one random patch and then this appeared. Going to have to book a vets appointment so they can shine their uv light all over for the stuff...he's lucky I love him (the cat that is...not the vet!)
It definitely looks like a patch of eczema to me. DC is a long-term eczema sufferer. The only thing that works in my experience is Epaderm. Brilliant stuff; it's worth a try if the Aveeno isn't clearing it.
I would take her to the doctors / pharmacists because if it is eczema that isnt clearing then she is likely to need hydrocortisone to clear it and then use a good moisturiser to try to keep it away. Eczema is really really itchy and uncomfortable for most people so it's unfair to just leave her with it.
Nospring She doesn't seem bothered by it, mind you she did rub her ear patch a bit the other day... pharmacist suggested Aveeno, she's got an unrelated doc appt tomorrow, I'll ask the doc what s/he thinks. Thanks all.
I get eczema on my hands and it's pretty much cleared up at the moment (I think it's seasonal, depending on humidity +/- central heating) so hopefully DD's patches will clear up too.