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what does the beginning stages of ringworm look like

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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Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
Dermatitis: Itchy round lesions scattered in your body treated with antifungal cream and orally if generalized it can also occur in moist areas like under breast ... Read More
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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Varies: But as the name suggests, it is often in round lesions. The patches are typically scaly or bumpy, often with central clearing. They may be itchy. T ... 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Scalp photograph: To compliment dr. Irizarry's photograph- this is a photo of ringworm of the scalp: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=ringworm+head&qs=as&sk=&form= ... Read More
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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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Dr. Howard Strassberg
39 years experience Pediatrics
Scaly and itchy rash: Often confused with dry skin or eczema, ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, contracted from contact with something or someone contaminated wit ... Read More
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Dr. Julia Sundel
18 years experience Pediatrics
Ring: Ringworm causes an itchy, raised, red patch with normal coloring in the center. It is not really a worm.
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 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
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Mild itching; C Pic: A ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales, typically causes mild itching. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are av ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
A 34-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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