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A 32-year-old female asked:

what does ringworm look like?

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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 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).
Dr. Helena Bentley
Pediatrics 39 years experience
The "ringworm" may seem like the center is clearing while the outer marins are spreading outward. It may itch.
Feb 8, 2012
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
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 inguinal or genitals.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
lesions tend to have raised borders with central clearing & slightly scaly
Mar 3, 2012
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. They may be pink or may be more or less flesh-colored. See your doctor if you are not certain.
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 t can usually be treated with topical antifungal creams.
Dr. Howard Strassberg
Dr. Howard Strassberganswered
Pediatrics 39 years experience
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 with it. It appears as a round or oval patch of dry scaly skin, slightly raised above the skin level. It has a well defined border, and can be itchy, additional areas of rash can spread from the initial. It is properly treated with antifungal cream.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Ring: Ringworm causes an itchy, raised, red patch with normal coloring in the center. It is not really a worm.
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Which part: Like this if on arm. In the head it looks a bit different.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 luck
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Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What does ringworm look and feel like?

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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 32 years experience
Annular: They are typically annular or somewhat circular in shape with a more advanced and prominent border and relatively more clear in the center. They are itchy and overtime can expand outwards.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a ringworm look like typically?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 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 otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a ringworm and what does it look like?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 available otc and all seem to work quite well for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does ringworm look like when it first starts?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 21 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 41-year-old member asked:

What does ringworm look like when it's healing?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 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 clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Healing lesions are usually brown and dry, and with time should assume the color of the surrounding skin. Moisturizing may help it normalize faster.

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