Animal-to-human, spreading, ringworm look-alike

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It started 2 weeks ago when my mom looked after my dog for a weekend holiday. She got a patch on her skin. It was hyper-sensitive and looked like abrasion. When me and my husband came back from holiday and spent few days with our dog, we had the same sympthoms. In the second stage, a red o-shaped ring around the patch has appeared and it looked like a spider's bite (suggested by the dhermatologist). In the third stage, the patch started being yellow and it has some red dots on its surface. It is a little bit deeper than the red o-shaped ring. The patch size: 2cmx2cm. it is no itching.

Do you have any ideas what it is? 

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    Have you tried treating it as ringworm?  It is possible to catch it from an animal & you need to treat the animal too.
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      I went to the pharamcy yesterday, the pharmacist told me that i  SHOULDN'T treat it as a ringworm because it does not like like a fungi-caused disease and it may disrupt healing process sad 
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    Please find attached all stages of this (right-to-left)
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      left to right, sorry smile

      Dates of the photos:

      1. 20 Mar (morning time)

      2. 20 Mar (evening time)

      3. 22 Mar

      4. 29 Mar

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    Dear nataliaw, You might try 10% sulfur ointment...has good healing properties.
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      Thank you for youe comment. Does it work for the fungi- or bacteria-based diseases? 

      Any ideas what it is and why it is spreading ? 

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    Have only just seen the photos, it doesn't look like ringworm at all.  

    Did the Pharmacist have any suggestions?  It isn't a tick bite is it?

    Do you feel well in yourself, or do you have other symptoms?  Can you go back to the Dermatologist?

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      The Pharmacist didn't have any suggestions, she only mentioned I should visit a specialist who is treating animal-related diseases, however I couldn't find one in Poland who is specializing in this field. 

      99.9% it is not tick bite - I live in a big city, no forrest and high grass yet. It happend to me, my husband and my mom (yesterday, after one week the second bubble appeared on her leg), we haven't seen any ticks on our bodies and the temperature in Poland was low (minus) that time. My case looks the worst, whle my husband has only red little patch.

      All of us feel well, we don't have other symptomps. All of us played and slept (!) with my dog.

      The Dermatologist gave me neomicina-based spray (she thought it was spider-bite) and triderm lst week. Yesterday I decided to stop treat the wound with these medicines in order to do further research (I shouldn't treat the wound with any medicines for one week) 

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      I had an appointment to see the vet, however his team also had no idea what it is... 

      I'm trying to get in touch with some professors from University of Life Sciece.

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      I wish you luck, it is anopther one of those things, where it would be very interesting if it was someone else & not you & your family.

       

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