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what does a ringworm look like

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Options: Symptoms of ringworm include scaly, red patches of skin that itches and may blister. It may be a red circle with a center of normal skin (which is wh ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 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
31 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Ringworm: Red rash with a sharp border; sometimes the outer border is ring shaped. Has nothing to do with worms; actually caused by fungus (eg tinea or candida ... Read More
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different.
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Circular scaly rash: Ring worm or tinea corporis is not a worm but a fungal infection of the top layer of skin. It usually has a slight raised ring and a scaly center. I ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ring worm: They are usually round, red patch in the beginning with raised scaley circumference . Color change later. If you Google you might get a picture. Good ... Read More
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