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Dr. D. Love
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Category: Dermatology
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I have a rash come up on both my hips. It started on the

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Hi I have a rash come up on both my hips. It started on the left side as a bruise looking mark about 1 inch in size and oval shape, now it seems to have appeared as a rash. I have pictures if it can help.
Paul
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 12 months ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Love.

Could you attach pictures of the rash?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Dear Sir I am very disappointed with this service as it has taken you more than 24 hours to reply and you are asking if I have found the answer yet for which you charged me for. No I do not have the answer.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

I am sorry for the delay, but the moderator that asked if you had found the answer also asked other experts to assist you and I asked if you could attach a picture of the rash.

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Pictures have been attached.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

No pictures have come through the system. Did you use the icon on the toolbar that looks like a paper clip?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have attached them via the telephone that says add files, I have added them again
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 12 months ago.

The pictures came through this time.

This does look like there is blood collecting under the skin along with a rash. The most common reason for this in this location is a fungal infection of the skin which is then scratched or rubbed to cause the blood collection under the skin. Even if you are not scratching or rubbing the area while awake, you may be doing so while asleep.

A definitive diagnosis can be done by your doctor scraping the skin and performing a microscopic examination. However, another option that you can do at home would be a trial of an ove the counter antifungal medicine, such as clotrimazole.