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rash that looks like ring worm

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
25 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong medication: Ringworm, despite it's name, is actually caused by a fungus. Antibacterial cream will not help. An antifungal such as miconazole or clotrimazole will ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and gerani ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: Nummular eczema is an allergy disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. In general, keep the skin lubricated. Apply o ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Ringworm treatment: There are definitely treatments for ringworm (fungus). In people with diabetes, there is increased blood sugar which makes fungus grow faster. Topic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Ring: Ringworm or tinea, pityriasis rotunda, erythema annulare centrifugum, nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Needs visual eval ;: More history. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be looked a: These needs to be visually examined with naked eye to tell you what it is.So see your doctor or a dermatologist.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: A doctor would need to see the spots to try to diagnose them
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
See a dermatologist: Rashes are hard to diagnose without examining the patient. As you mentioned it can be a ringworm which is not responding to over the counter anti fung ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It is possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let explain: A ringworm rash usually appears as a scaly patch with an outer edge that is raised and red. As the patch spreads, the inside of the circle may appear ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hmmm: Could be a contact dermatitis due to some new product. Sound possible?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
I agree: It is possibly Tinea Corporis. Sun tans will bring out these kind of infections as the areas will not tan as the surrounding skin. It would have to be ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Not sure: Given your description it is not possible to say. See a dermatologist.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult to diagnos: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without any photos. From the description it sounds like eczema, but it should really been seen by a physician. Y ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: This is impossible to diagnose without seeing the rash and getting a thorough history. See your doctor.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bite: Can be an insect bite and can also be hives. The rash needs to be examined by a doctor for proper diagnosis.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
21 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area wi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Suggest you get seen: You are likely on the right track with ringworm by description... Still you don't want a rash on your face that won't go away! Take it to a doctor. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Rash: It could be caused by a virus, strep or staph bacteria.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Either or neither: Sounds/looks like an infection, possibly yeast/fungal, can be a side effect of a drug like an antibiotic, or if you are diabetic. You can try OTC clot ... Read More
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