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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


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I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this ?

I have something that looks like a ring worm in my butt crack area it itches and is very uncomfortable What is this ?

Ringworm.: Looks like ringworm, itches. Might be ringworm. Treated with consistent use of topical antifungal until resolved - generally 1- 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

I have a skin infection. It itches very bad And seems to spread. Some say its ring worm. I use withfield ointment but does not help. Your thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Your question is too vague. Infection??? Where? How long? etc., etc. Whitfield ointment is an old prescription for certain dermatophyte infections. Dermatologists abandoned it 50 years ago in favor of much more effective remedies. For best result you must begin with a diagnosis. "A skin infection" does not define anything. Try again with the DETAILS. ...Read more

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Rash , no itching , slight burning before noticed out break. Rash look different one ring worm appearance other cluster . Electric 5 to 10sec Stan pain thigh. Pink joint catching sticking. Wheeze headaches daily?

Rash , no itching , slight burning before noticed out break. Rash look different one ring worm appearance other cluster . Electric 5 to 10sec Stan pain thigh. Pink joint catching sticking. Wheeze headaches daily?

Please remember: that you have written into the medical education section of Health Tap. We can not diagnose you nor treat you on this site. You have provided a medical history here. If your desire is to receive medical care through Health Tap then please consider Health Tap Concierge or Prime. ...Read more

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My butthole itches at night... Do I have worms?

My butthole itches at night... Do I have worms?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

How can I get rid of a rash that looks like several ring worms but moves positions daily. It itches occasionally. Been occurring for 4 months?

Eczema: Nummular eczema is an allergy disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. In general, keep the skin lubricated. Apply oil such as neutrogena body oil or alpha-keri oil to the skin at the end of ones shower. Vaseline is even more helpful if not too greasy. Prescription topical cortisone is helpful to control this skin condition. ...Read more

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Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Pinworms: are common intestinal parasites which cause rectal itching, especially at night. Young children and their household members are at risk for pinworm infections. The pinworms can often be seen in the rectal area during the night with a flashlight. A stool test for ova & parasites (O&P) can help correctly diagnose and guide treatment of intestinal parasites. ...Read more

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Why is it that my ringworm still itches?

Why is it that my ringworm still itches?

Ringworm: How long have you had ringworm & how long have you been treating it? What are you treating it with? Ringworm can continue to itch even when in the process of healing.
REF: https://www.ringworm-treatment.net/ringworm-look-healing/ ...Read more

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I peed a worm with blood on it and my butt itches what do I have?

Worm: You didn't describe size. Pin worms most common very thin small white. Ascaris round worms bigger, more like earthworm. Tell your parents as there is medical treatment. Pinworms love come out nite make butt itch. When lay eggs. Also parent will have sanitize and clean bedclothes etc and deworming any brothers, sisters. ...Read more

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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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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?

Maybe: It could also be eczema or a inverse psoriaisis. See dermatologist for examination and treatment. Using topical antifungal in the interim such as micatin or Lamisil (terbinafine) will help of this is ringworm. Any other areas involved? ...Read more

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I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

Not likely: If it's a raised line in a rough circle, with some clearing and loss of hair in the middle, then it could be 'ringworm,' which isn't actually a worm but a fungus. Worms under the skin are possible but are typically a third-world issue. Could also be contact dermatitis/allergy or another kind of infection like staph. See your doctor to help define what it is. ...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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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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