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What Does Ringworm On The Hand Look Like After 5 Weeks Of Treatment
Ringworm: If properly diagnosed and treated, ringworm of the hand should be completely resolved by 5 weeks. At worse there might be some residual faint pink tint to the skin and it may be a little smoother than normal, but no scarring. In individuals with darker pigmented skin the area of the healed infection is likely to be lighter in color for several months. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
What does a ringworm rash look like when its healing and what could be the best treatment besides lotriman?
Red rash on the top of both feet, very itchy and seem worst after sports or long day work. What is it please and how to cure it?
How long after transmission would a syphilis chancre appear and what does it look like? Does it look like a hard pimple on the outside of the skin?
Yes, & See doctor: If you have any concern about having syphilis, see your doctor as it is an easily treatable infection. You may visit this site for various pictures of chancre. https://www.google.com/search?q=chancre+pictures&biw=1440&bih=726&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIvbzF5b2VxwIVCKCACh2-UQvF&dpr=1 ...Read more
Good day , I would just like to know what is the cause of yellow patches on skin. a quarter size on the chest and now a bigger patch on the hand. ?
Yellow patch skin: I would ask someone who sees patients in South Africa as the causes may be a lot different than in US. You may be able to consult with a Dr on our site who trained in SA. ...Read more
I've been treating ringworm on my chin & it's improving, but I see what looks like "ghosts" or traces of similar patterns elsewhere UNDER the skin?
Can spread: Ring worm can spread. If you are seeing other areas that look like what was on your chin, best to treat these areas as well (topical antifungal cream?) If you are unsure, best to see healthcare provider as skin lesions really need to be seen/felt and sometimes biopsied to get you the correct diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gone gone: Migt be left with inflmmed skin as of scrathing. ...Read more
I've just started treatment on molluscum contagiosum on my penis with podofilox. What can I expect to notice if the treatment is working ?
I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?
Nondiagnostic: A red blotch is not enough of a description required to make a diagnosis. One would like to know the size, shape, flatness or raised configuration,whether the redness is homogeneous versus multicolored, any change over the years, etc. A physician or dermatologist would need to inspect this blotch in order to advise you. ...Read more
How long does it take for eczema to go away if I use hydro cortisone cream 1 percent and the eczema is on part of my back, part of the arms, neck,face?
Be sure eczema: If what you have is eczema and it is the extent you say it is, you will need a prescription strength medication to deal with it. The distribution of the eruption as you describe it is somewhat atypical for eczema . You should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for your condition. Treated properly, the eruption should clear within a few days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?
Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more
What medication can I take for this desease coxsackie the small red blisters on palm of hand and bottom of feat is itchin alot?
Had stitches 10 days ago and directly on the scar there is like a really thin an short line of black colour directli on the cut. what does that mean?
If your stitches: were black there is a small possibility that there is thread still under the skin if the stitches were not removed properly. Or you may just have a small keloid growing. Keloid is an dark overgrowth of skin tissue usually over a scar that can develop into a large anomaly over normal skin. There are random people that get these especially darker skin folks. It is harmless. ...Read more
Red crescent-moon shaped rash on the back of my hand. It doesn't have scales or much of if any of a harold. it does mildly itch and burn. uploaded pic?
Is orchitis EASILY identifiables on an US? What does it look like on one? Like how can they tell? Are there colored spots on the testicl?Or what?
Not easy but possibl: I am not sure of your definition of "easy". It takes a technician some training to spot what to look for, & a doctor about 5 yrs of training. The best test is an exam by ur doctor in combo w/ blood tests. The ultrasound will detect somewhere between 70 to 90% of orchitis cases but it depends on the skill & training of whoever is moving the ultrasound probe. It does miss cases, especially when alon ...Read more
I've recently developed a small white bump/cyst (looks like millia or whitehead) on the caruncle of my left eye. What is it's cause and treatment options? Will this eventually resolve?
See your Eyedoc: The lacrimal carbuncle is frequently the site of inclusion cysts, sometimes with calcified concretions. This can make the carbuncle swell up to many times it's normal size. These respond quite nicely to removal in your ophthalmologist's office. Make an appointment, you will feel much better when it is gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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