Red & white circular rashes

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   Posted 4/11/2011 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I noticed a rash on my daughter's legs after I give her Ibuprofen. It looks like her skin bumps are raised inside of them and they are circled with a red rash and some also have an outline a circular white rash around the red circles. This was all the way down one leg and she had a few on the other leg. I called her doctor, I don't think it is allergy though. I gave her benydryl and it did nothing. I think it looks more fungal, something she might have gotten from being in the tanning bed, she's done that before, got bumpy rashes on her chest from a tanning bed, I think she is sun sensitive. But that wasn't circular like this. Any ideas on what it might be? I'm just guessing. Her doctor can't get her back in right now.

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   Posted 4/11/2011 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter had something similar. I took her into the doc and found out it was Ringworm. Do a Google search and look at the images. See if it's the same thing as your daughter's rash. My daughter had to use an anti-fungal cream to get rid of hers. We have no idea how she got it though.
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   Posted 4/11/2011 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
No, the white is not outlined in red like that, it is just so much whiter than her skin, it is apparent there is a circle of it around the red area in some spots. The rash is not raised at all. It has one bump inside them and I am positive those are skin pores.

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   Posted 4/11/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
She was in the tanning bed same day this rash appeared, but I did not notice it until after I give her ibuprofen. I think she might have a sun allergy. She has multiple symptoms, & might be headed down the path of a connective tissue disease.

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   Posted 4/11/2011 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Pityriasis rosea also has a circular rash which is flat and gradually becomes dry. It's a self-limiting viral skin infection that tends to affect teens and young adults.

Really, the only way to diagnose skin rashes is to have them checked by a doctor. There are so many different causes, plus things will look different on different people.
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