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Causes Of Ringworm
Arcus senilis: Arcus senilis is a blue gray ; white arc or ring that forms around the cornea of the eye. It is very common in older adults. It can be associated with a higher than normal blood cholesterol level (so check that out) but can be a genetic variation also; it does not cause problems with vision and does not need treatment. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more
Please have this: Medically evaluated. It sounds like you have an infection. ...Read more
??: Can you post a pix ? Just kidding. Dermatological conditions are very diffucut to treat blind. Best see your pcp. Someone else may wish to give this one a shot. ...Read more
Yeast: Yeast infection is most commonly associated with itching in the vagina. It's a common problem and easily treated with over the counter medications. I typically recommend a 3, 5 or 7 day vaginal suppository for this. If you're unsure, you can also see your primary care physician, your ob/gyn, or urgent care and they can swab the vagina to confirm this. ...Read more
Possible side effect: Mood changes, including depression symptoms, is a potential side effect of hormonal birth control - including the ring you mention, as well as birth control pills and patches. Would encourage you to talk with your provider if this is a concern and discuss options. Be well. ...Read more
No: No, pica is the ingestion of non-food, usually non-biological material. Finger nail biting is usually associated with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (not always). Cuticle biting often results when a person has dry skin or atopic dermatitis, so those conditions should be ruled out when evaluating someone who bites his or her cuticles. Hand-washing and allergies make it worse. ...Read more
What are the main causes of itchies around, the pravate part of a man and later causes bumps around the panis?
Could be scabies: Sounds like you may have scabies. Usually, the itching is worse at night. It will continue to spread if it is not treated. Treatment involves overnight application of a scabicide cream like euracin--and repeat application 5-7 days later. Also, probably need to treat anyone with whom you've been in close contact. ...Read more
Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red rashes covering the entire body within 3 days including the palms and face. No other symptoms. As rashes grow, a white ring is noted. ?
See a dermatologist: any meds recent weeks? any other symptoms? you need immediate help from a skin specialist. ...Read more
Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?
Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tape worms: Many people who have tapeworms have no sxs other than seeing worms or worm parts with a bowel movement. Possible sxs/ signs can include: weight loss, loss of appetite or hunger, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea & lethargy. It can lead to loss of important vitamins / minerals. In rare cases tapeworms have blocked intestines & damaged the eyes, heart, brain & liver. ...Read more
Mosquitos: The disease spreads from person to person by mosquito bites. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. ...Read more