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I have pink rash the size of a penny so would I have ringworm if it itches?

I have pink rash the size of a penny so would I have ringworm if it itches?

Eczema or fungus: Ringworm is a fungal condition characterised by itchy, red, scaly, inflamed circles that spread outwards leaving pale skin in the center. The appearance is not unlike the healing lesion of nummular (discoid) eczema.Nummular eczema features stubborn red, inflamed, scaly coin shaped lesions which in the recovery phase heal from the inside out leaving reddened rings with a pale center. ...Read more

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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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I have this rash that looks like a ringworm but it's not and it itches also its an oval shape what could this be?

I have this rash that looks like a ringworm but it's not  and it itches also its an oval shape what could this be?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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A spot in my underarm are , really itches amd its brown .What can it be ? Ringworm?

A spot in my underarm are , really itches amd its brown .What can it be ? Ringworm?

Underarm spot: Your description could be due to many issues. Without seeing the lesion, there is no way to know what is causing your issue. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper back. I've had it for about 3-4 weeks now & we treated it as ringworm. It has not gone away and itches at times. ?

I have a rash on my upper back. I've had it for about 3-4 weeks now & we treated it as ringworm. It has not gone away and itches at times. ?

Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what this rash is without checking itWe don't know what cream you used. But you say it is not going away . I suggest you have it checked by your Promary Care Doctor or a Dermatologist so it can be diagnosed and treated appropriately ...Read more

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When ringworm on chest will go away?it has been on the skin for 6 days and still itches even if i put clotrimazole on it.

When ringworm on chest will go away?it has been on the skin for 6 days and still itches even if i put clotrimazole on it.

Get the cavalry.: Resistant fungal infections might require stronger antifungals or even oral antifungals to make them go away. Some creams are combo steroids/antifungals which attack the inflammation problem and the fungal problem. Your doctor can help you with this. Keep area dry. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ringworm? I have one round, raised, itchy area onn my arm, but it is not red at all. It itches randomly.

Sounds like: It sounds like ringworm. If it is raised on the edges and has central clearing, it probably is. This is caused by a dermatophyte and can be treated with anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more