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Can somebody tell me the cause of ring worm on baby and it's possible treatment?

Can somebody tell me the cause of ring worm on baby and it's possible treatment?

Fungal infection: Ringworm is caused by a fungus. I would recommend seeing a pediatrician to make sure of your diagnosis and for the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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


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What causes ring worm? My daughter gets them all the time constantly.

What causes ring worm? My daughter gets them all the time constantly.

Fungal spores: Ringworm is so named for the ring like changes produced when the fungal spore eats the top layer of skin cells & moves outward from the primary site in a ring, like ripples in a pond.The fungi are opportunity seekers that exist in dirt, on animals or people. Their spores (seeds) come in contact with the skin & settle into the top layer & grow. They are common in kids. ...Read more

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Yes i jusy noticed that it isn't a ring worm. Im not sure what it is it looks like a bit cause it has 2 bites or blisters so im not sure what it is?

Yes i jusy noticed that it isn't a ring worm. Im not sure what it is it looks like a bit cause it has 2 bites or blisters so im not sure what it is?

A picture needed: For skin conditions it's always helpful to have a picture of the area of concern that way we can make a better decision. I'm not sure of the location of your concern however if you have bites or blisters I would consider either a viral herpetic infection for an insect bite. ...Read more

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I have rash on my back, adult ring worm. I want to know how to cure it, not take meds. Causes and prevention?

I have rash on my back, adult ring worm.  I want to know how to cure it, not take meds. Causes and prevention?

Proper diagnosis: You need to have the rash properly diagnosis before any treatment or advice can be given. You need to have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to spread ring worm to genital area and cause a yeast infection ?

Is it possible to spread ring worm to genital area and cause a yeast infection ?

Not exactly: If ringworm were spread from one body part to another it would still be ringworm. It would not cause a different infection to occur like a vaginal yeast infection. ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like youre talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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