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I got bit by a bug 3 weeks ago and the bite is still there. It almost looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch or spread. What could it be?

I got bit by a bug 3 weeks ago and the bite is still there. It almost looks like ringworm but it doesn't itch or spread. What could it be?

Maybe a tick bite: If this is the case, you may be experiencing what is called an "erythema migrans". I recommend seeing your doctor or else get referred to either a dermatologist or an ID specialist. Depending on the geographic location, the rash may represent certain tick borne infections such as Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Human Granulocytic Erlichiosis, Human Monocytic Erlichiosis and several others.

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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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, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

Probably none: If it looks like ringworm it is probably ringworm and not a spider bite. Have your doctor look at it to see what could be going on.

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I've been having a bit of a problem with ringworm. Is there anything i shoul do?

I've been having a bit of a problem with ringworm. Is there anything i shoul do?

Persistent ringworm: Being body clean is a first requisite. Avoid seeing the person who infected you until his/her ringworm is completely gone. Do not wear another person's clothing. Wash your clothes and bed linens in hot water. If using otc medications for a scalp ringworm, consult your doctor for a prescription for an oral antifungal medication.

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Strange round rash on my arm that does itch a bit. Could it be ringworm?

Strange round rash on my arm that does itch a bit. Could it be ringworm?

Needs to be seen: A doctor needs to see the rash before any diagnosis can be made.

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My daughter was bit by something that started like a blister but now looks like a ringworm.

My daughter was bit by something that started like a blister but now looks like a ringworm.

Seek medical care: Ringworm starts off as a small red dot that then fades. You will notice a circular/ oval like reddish ring made up of small individual reddish circles or bumps with normal skin color inside the ring. If it looks like that, you can either seek medical care or pick up some athletes foot cream or womens vaginal yeast tx cream (act ingred ends in -azole) and apply to the lesion 3 times a day.

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My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up.

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Have a rash on my nake when i first seen it look like a wingworm now it looks like bug bit that just keep getting worse and a few on my arms now?

Have a rash on my nake when i first seen it look like a wingworm  now it looks like bug bit that just keep getting worse  and a few on my arms now?

Does it itch?: It can be a bug bite which can get larger for days after. If this gets worse, see your doctor. If it itches, a topical Hydrocortisone cream may help. If it shows pus later on, then it is likely from a spider bite which needs be treated with an antibiotic.

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My son woke up with 13 welts on his body. I think he got bit by something, his dad thinks it's ringworm. Would that many spots show up if it is r.w.?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Although it is contagious, it is unusual for multiple lesions to develop in short order in an otherwise immunocompetent person. Multiple welts that occur at the same time are usually due to allergy or insect bites.

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Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to say what it is, but anything that bleeds on your breast should be examined and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Good luck.

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I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion.

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Wat is ringworm?

Wat is ringworm?

Ringworm: 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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What cures ringworm?

Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, i would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) 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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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: 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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Whats test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: 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 remove ringworm?

Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak.

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How do I treat ringworm?

Anti fungals..: Anti fungal creams like clotrimazole can help with this. You can find them over the counter. If despite this treatment you still have symptoms consult your PCP or Dermatology for a accurate evaluation. There are other skin conditions that resemble ringworm and might need other type of treatment.

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more