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Whats the difference between eczema and ring worm

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Growth, center, size: Both are often round and have scale, but typically ringworm grows outward, with central clearing. Also, eczema is typically very itchy, whereas ringw... Read More
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sometimes it's hard: Ringworm (see picture), which is a fungal skin infection, is usually round or oval and has raised pink edges with central flattening and scaling. It c... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely not ringworm: Skin rashes are common in infants & a single patch of rash can be a lot of things.From drool rash to ringworm to allergic reaction, etc. If it improve... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Possibly: It could even have been eczema from the beginning; sometimes they're hard to tell apart. Make sure you're using hypoallergenic skin cleansers and loti... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
See a doctor: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Differences: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epiderm... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wilhelmi
13 years experience
Itching: Eczema is common caused by contact allergens (gloves, wetness, fur) and causes inflammation which is itchy. The areas you are referring to might have... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
47 years experience
Probably: It can make you itch. So probably yes.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See below: Why not to visit the doctor office? He can take a scraping of the lesion to be sure, that is not a ringworm.
A female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Yes: There is a lot in common between eczema and ringworm.