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what does ringworm look like when it first starts

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 41-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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Ring worm: Google ringworm healing and look at images.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
40 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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A 22-year-old member asked:
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
48 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Check out this: image: https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=KTNhh5hJ&id=B70ACF838FEA45D236F117589FE331E8E47D81E3&thid=OIP.KTNhh5hJe-D0aB ... Read More
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.

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