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Does Ringworm Itch Or Hurt
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I was diagnosed with ringworm and the selenium lotion didn't clean up my light patches since I'm black, and my skin still itches. What should I do?
Lotrimin (clotrimazole): or generic clotrmazole.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ringworm is in my nose 2.spreading like crazy after treating it . For 2weeks and it itches so bad. If it itches does it mean it's spreading ??
Ringworm: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if rigworm itches it does not definitely mean it is spreading ...Read more
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.
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.
Treated what thought ringworm for 5 months with 5 dif meds. Rx fluconazole 5 weeks, not going away, still itches, new spots. Fungal? Docs refused test
Stop fooling around: See a dermatologist. Stop consulting amateursGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a rash that started out like a ringworm but seems to be spreading and itches worse when I'm sweating?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and when I have a flare up I get a rash on my left side near my bra line that looks like ringworm and itches. ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on acyclovir but it's not working because I still have blisters in my vagina and it still itches also have a rash like ringworm ?
Recheck: and get recultured for HSV2 and other STDs. ...Read more
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
The ring worm on my hand seems to not go away. But if the ring worm is gone could it be eczema that took its place.It itches like crazy. & with heat?
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?
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
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