Trying to sort some stuff out. Is there any big factor that say "aha, this is ringworm not discoid" when there is just 1 or 2 sores?
I thought I've had ringworm on and off for the last 2-3 years. (figured I was picking it up from the kids though they haven't had it nearly as much as me).
When I looked at some pictures of lupus last week, I ran across some discoid rash pictures and was stunned. It never occurred to me that my "ringworms" might not be ringworms despite the fact that they often took a LONG time to clear up and didn't always respond to medication. They did itch sometimes, but not consistantly.
The last one was on my face - my cheek and it was huge. Took up my whole cheek in one very large circle. Others have been smaller on my abdomen, and hips. I've had a couple on my breast area. One on my abdomen was particularly bad and my skin is much darker now where that one was located.
I could kick myself for never taking pictures. Particularly of the one on my face. That said, I've had one pretty regularly for quite some time so unless it suddenly stop appearing, I'll have another shot at taking a pic.
Argh, I'm rambling. Just wondering if there are any hallmark differences between the two. I'm not convinced that they weren't what I've always thought they were - ringworms. (I'm waiting on doctor appointments and try to think things through myself ahead of time)