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how does a ringworm look when it starts

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
See sample picture: It is usually a ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available o ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
27 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm going away: When ringworm is treated, it usually becomes less scaly and less red over several weeks. If may take 4 or more weeks to completely resolve.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ringworm: Itchy red raised scaly patches that may blister & ooze, with sharply defined edges, more red around the outside looking like rings. If affect the hair ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central cleari ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name com ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
A fungus: The most common cause is a fungus called trichophyton tonsurans.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Duic
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Bressack
43 years experience Dermatology
Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak.

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