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I have a raised red bump on my leg - it is not itchy. Can it

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I have a raised red bump on my leg - it is not itchy. Can it be atopic dermatitis if it’s not itchy? It has appeared in the last few months since I’ve been in the sun. Concerned it is BCC

Hello and thanks for your question. I’d be pleased to assist you. Kindly answer following questions for further advice:

Age? Male or female?

Past medical history?

Any medicines using?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
34, female
No past illlnesses, but do have asthma and hayfever
No medicines


Customer: replied 6 days ago.
The previous doctor told me it was atopic dermatitis - just checking that it can be that if it doesn’t itch


For how long you have it and do you have any history of previous skin issues?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Have had excema on tops of arms/shoulders/back previously
This has appeared in the past couple of months, I think since being in the sun
I’m also pregnant


to me looks like fungal infection also

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I have recently also had oral thrush caused by a steroid inhaler, don’t know if that is linked - I took nystan
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Is fungal infection the same as atopic dermatitis?

no fungal infection is caused by fungus

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Would be great if you could let me know whether it looks like Basal cell carcinoma

atopic dermatitis is an eczematous skin

Basal cell carcinoma are only diagnosed with skin biopsy examination

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What does eczematous skin mean?

Eczema is dermatitis

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
But could you let me know if you think it looks like eczematous skin

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Sorry no

Yes either it is eczematous skin or fungal infection

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Could you let me know if you think it looks like basal cell carcinoma

I would suggest to use initially hydrocortisone cream

No it does not look like basal cell carcinoma

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Ok thank you - what would cause a fungal infection?

It is caused by fungus which is an organism  like bacteria

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What would basal cell carcinoma look like
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It’s fine - thank you for your help - I guess unsure what it is but as long as not basal cell carcinoma that’s the main thing


Sorry for waiting

If you are really worried about basal cell carcinoma then you would need to have skin biopsy to rule that out as you do not have any symptoms of carcinoma like bleeding, itching, crusting

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No it’s not bleeding itching or crusting

Then you are fine

I am still here

Please do let me know if you have any further questions I would be happy to answer

Best of luck

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
That’s fine, thank you for your help!

You are welcome