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A 28-year-old female asked:

My infant son was sent home from daycare due to them thinking he has ringworm on his face. he has eczema and has been using a pacifier that has been rubbing the spot where the ringworm is. it did get slightly better with eczema cream. is it ringworm?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Tinea/Eczema: Tinea is an infection of the skin and will generally not improve with local eczema treatment. There is a form of eczema which may appear similar to ringworm. An inbox consultation is available, if you would like to upload a photo for review and treatment recommendations.

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Last updated Jul 2, 2020

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