I have noticed a reddish patch on my hip for almost four months. It rarely gets itchy, and when it does, it is a very slight itch. The patch, or mark, would get very red, and before I know it, a scab would form on it; and once the scab is peeled off, the color would look a bit pinkish (or a light-colored red), before repeating the process (becoming red, forming a scab, etc.). As I have said before, this has been going on for almost four months. I am a 30-year-old female whose only health issues consist of GERD, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia. Aside from this unexplainable patch (and my digestive issues), I have not had any other medical problems. I do not take any medications except vitamins – and of recently, I am currently using Cortizone 10 for the red patch. Since I am not one to rush to see a doctor over every little issue, my question is: is this serious enough to render a doctor’s visit? I do not know if it is a rash or ringworm (it hasn’t gotten infected, and nor am I in pain), so I would like to know if this is something I should be serious about. Any possible information given is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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