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Dr. Chioma Lazz answered:

Can you explain how someone gets ringworm and what it looks like in the beginning stages? With 2 small children I want to be aware of the signs.

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Ringworm is caused by a fungus and is contagious so children may get it when they come in contact with someone who has it or by sharing towels,linen,or even combs as some children get ringworm of the head after a hair cut. Although circular like a ring, the edges may be raised while the center is pale. In early stages however it may just be a cluster of small papules.
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From beginning I thought I had ringworm it grew on one spot I treat it so it's fading away,but can it spread everywhere on my chest after 3 weeks?

Pityriasis rosea

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it may not bee ringworm, see a dermatologist, it may be a very benign condition called pityriasis rosea and it should subside on its own
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wat is ringworm?

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Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary OTC anti-fungal medications
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Is ringworm raised?

Raised border

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Yes. Ringworm, a fungus skin rash, can have a raised border with a clearer spot in the center of the raised ring.
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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds

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Without a prescription, I would recommend Lamisil, however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis.
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symtoms of ringworm?

Circular dry rash

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"Ringworm" is really a fungal infection of the skin and has nothing to do with worms. It occurs in humans and animals such as dogs and cats and is usually easy to treat with OTC or prescribed anti-fungal ointment.
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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med

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ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. medications such as miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. these medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. you should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp.
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Dr. Simon Tsiouris answered:

What causes ringworm?

A fungus

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The most common cause is a fungus called Trichophyton tonsurans
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whats test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture

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Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (KOH) or fungal culture (DTM) can be used to confirm the diagnosis.
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How to treat ringworm?

Lamisil

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try lamisil over the counter twice a day for 4 weeks.
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