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i believe it is not ringworm, since it suddenly appears and disappears. does this thing might be related to menstruation?
 

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It definitely looks like ringworm...which can come and go. It's caused by a fungus, and antifungal meds (topical or oral) would be needed to clear it up. It is contagious as well.

There is another skin condition that looks exactly like ringworm. It's called Granuloma Annulare. It's more of an immune reaction or a secondary condition sometimes related to thyroid disease/disorders or diabetes.

If your gf does have this and it comes and goes, if she has another condition, it might follow its pattern of flares, etc.

It can be treated with corticosteroids (topical or oral).

It would be best to have it positively diagnosed by a dermatologist (biopsy), because corticosteroids can cause other problems with ringworm.

Keep us posted as to the outcome.
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i looked at google images for ringworms and granuloma annulare and both pics are scary with bumps!

my gf's redness doesn't bump, it was just like behind the skin.

some people said it's Erythema annulare centrifugum.
 

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Hi...well, it could possibly be that from the pics I've seen. Regardless, it seems that it should firstly be diagnosed and then the cause determined if there's underlying disease/disorder happening.

I'm now curious....what other issues does your girlfriend have regarding her health?

Has she had a multitude of blood tests/marker tests done to possibly check out autoimmune disease?

Has she seen a dermatologist?

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Hi...well, it could possibly be that from the pics I've seen. Regardless, it seems that it should firstly be diagnosed and then the cause determined if there's underlying disease/disorder happening.

I'm now curious....what other issues does your girlfriend have regarding her health?

Has she had a multitude of blood tests/marker tests done to possibly check out autoimmune disease?

Has she seen a dermatologist?

h2u
regarding your question about her health, she's definitely in a fine condition every time when this red stuff occurs. she's not having any health issue at all.

it's hard to see the dermatologist since this happens rarely and suddenly disappears over hours. sometimes there is no enough time to make it to the dermatologist.

i'll just bring the picture next time then.

thanks..
 
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