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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

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 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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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?

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 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.

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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I have a rash that started out like a ringworm but seems to be spreading and itches worse when I'm sweating?

I have a rash that started out like a ringworm but seems to be spreading and itches worse when I'm sweating?

Picture and : Detailed description will be helpful. Infectious type rash may explain the spread. Washing hand with soap and water may reduce spread. Seeing a provider for evaluation will be wise ...Read more

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Roundish mostly flast red dry spot on cheek- itches sometimes.I don't know if it is eczema or ringworm.1 month ago had same prob and derm said eczema?

Roundish mostly flast red dry spot on cheek- itches sometimes.I don't know if it is eczema or ringworm.1 month ago had same prob and derm said eczema?

So it is probably ec: Probably eczema. WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR IT? DOES IT HELP? Eczema is typically chronic and recurrent. If you are not satisfied with current treatment return to the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why ringworm rash on chest still itches even when i put clotrimazole 2% on it?whats the strongest antifungal which is safe n fast?

Why ringworm rash on chest still itches even when i put clotrimazole 2% on it?whats the strongest antifungal which is safe n fast?

Not ringworm: What is it??? "Ringworm" is not a medical term and is usually not fungus when applied. The solution to your problem must begin with a definition of the real problem. Since it is not a fungus, do not expect much relief from anti-fungal. See as dermatologist if you desire the best chance for cure. And throw away the useless zinc pills. ...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 ?

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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I have had ringworm for a few week and it has cleared up. But suddenly today it is itching again. Can it still be alive?

It's possible: sometimes TWO treatments are necessary! HOWEVER, chances are your skin is DRY (due to the ringworm treatment itself) Get a skin moisturizer (for example CETAPHIL...(not a recommendation just an example)
Ask your pharmacist for a suggestion!
Hope this helps!
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Does itching mean ringworm is healing?

Does itching mean ringworm is healing?

Itching = Healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The nerves in the area respond to this inflammation in varying intensity as things heal from pain to itching and possibly with numbness. This is a normal part of healing. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more