A 39-year-old member asked:
Why do i have a new skin growth that is itchy and hurts with a red ring around it? could it be a cancer?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singhanswered
Pathology 51 years experience
Not likely: What you described sounds like ring worm, a fungal infection. You can try over the counter treatment, however, if it is not better in about two weeks, you should consult your doctor.
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Dr. Kris Gastanswered
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Ring worm or skin ca: Really sounds more like ring worm. Which is a misnomer...No worm involved. But it could be a fungus which usually looks like what you are describing. Have your primary care md take a look and than get rid of it!
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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