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Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals,humans,or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more
Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?
Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more
Pinworms: Yes the worms can be seen. They are about 1/2" long. The eggs require a microscope. ...Read more
Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more
No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more
Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?
Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Absolutely: A number of agents are available but have yourself tested to make sure the worm in question is sensitive. Have you been to a third world country lately. This would be a vital bit of info for your physician. ...Read more
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Dr. Fisher: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or take photo). > 50 species of caterpillars in US can cause painful lesions.> ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies vs bedbugs: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia.** bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer