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What does ringworm look like when it first starts

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
A scaly ring: "ringworm" is a fungal infection that usually appears as a scaly red ring with a clear center. It tends to be extremely itchy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Round with edges: Ringworms have a characteristic appearance- they are round and have scaly edges. It is not a worm but a common fungal infection usually seen in groins... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Red ring, clear middle: Ringworm rash is slightly raised, red ring with normal looking skin in the middle. It may be slightly itchy or not itchy at all. Home treatments? Tea ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Should be cleared up: It should be cleared up after five weeks of treatment. If not improved or resolved it may have been something else or the treatment was not successfu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A fungal infection: A fungal infection often with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Complete eradication: Various tenea sp of fungus cause 'ringworm' ring like appearance due to central healing and peripheral spreading is difficult to eradicate with out r... Read More
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