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A 22-year-old male asked:

i have a darkish patch on my arm. i thought it was a ringworm and tooking deworming tablets and gave it a few days, nothing's changed?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can look: Words can fool you. A fortification is a large fort, but a ratification is not a large rat. Ringworm is not a worm problem, but is a rash cause by fungi. The medical term for the condition is tinea corporis. Anyway, there are also other conditions that can cause a darkish patch on one's skin, so one's primary care doctor should take a look. An online virtual consultation might work too.

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Last updated Sep 13, 2019

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