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I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. it looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. it looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

Still possible.: Could still be it. Could be something else as well. Unless you are immunocompromised a topical anti fungal such as terbinafine or miconazole should work well. Talk with your local pharmacist and use as directed. ...Read more

 

Trichophyton: Definition

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, ...Read more

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How does one contract ringworm?

How does one contract ringworm?

Physical contact: Ringworm is a contagious skin infection that is actually caused by a fungus and not by a worm. It is spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal and has also been known to spread by contact with contaminated personal items like towels and sports equipment. See you family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis, as well as for treatment. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can get a ringworm from dirt?

Ringworn - yes.: Ringworm isn't a worm; it's a fungal infection of the skin that results in a red circular rash with darker red around the edge of it, giving the appearance of a worm. So you don't get "a ringworm"; you get ringworm. And yes, if dirt gets under the skin through a cut or scrape, and contains the ringworm fungus, it can cause ringworm. An antifungal cream should clear up most cases. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ringworm?

Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating Ringworm

Apply Lamisil over the counter
2x day
Continue two weeks after resolved
once
seek a dermatologist if not resolved in 2 weeks
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What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

Variable, but...: Usually ringworm on the face will be red and inflamed with an outer raised rim of mild scale. Sometimes the center will be relatively clear but often red and scaly. A skin scraping by your doctor can be very useful in making the diagnosis. It doesn't hurt and is very easy to do. Certainly have this looked at. ...Read more

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What does ringworm look like?

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. ...Read more

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Does ringworm have any long term affects?

Not particulary: You may have an enlarging rash and itching but "long term"? Just don't put up with it long term! not all "ring worm" is ring worm. If you have one, treat it with otc terbenifine (lamisil) for a minimum of 2 weeks. If persistent or unsure, see your pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: 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. ...Read more

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Ringworm: Definition

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and s ...Read more

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