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Doctor insights on: Facial Ringworm

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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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What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

What does it look like to have ringworm on the face?

Variable, but...: Usually ringworm on the face will be red and inflamed with an outer raised rim of mild scale. Sometimes the center will be relatively clear but often red and scaly. A skin scraping by your doctor can be very useful in making the diagnosis. It doesn't hurt and is very easy to do. Certainly have this looked at. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringworm on face, please help me!?

What to do if I have ringworm on face, please help me!?

Treatment: Topical antifungal medications are usually fine for mild skin infections. More severe infections may require several weeks of of oral antifungal medications. ...Read more

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Touched door and chair of someone with ringworm then i touched my face will I catch it?

Ringworm: Probably not. While ringworm can be transmitted by inanimate objects, the patient with the infection would have had to rub the rash itself on the chair or door and you would have had to touch those spots. Typically, ringworm is transmitted on a hat or moist athletic shoes that were previously worn by someone with ringworm on the head or foot. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm on child's face?

How to treat ringworm on child's face?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch. There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up. ...Read more

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What does ringworm on the face look like when it's healing?

What does ringworm on the face look like when it's healing?

Skin gets lighter: While the skin is healing after a fungal infection, as the redness goes away the skin may be lighter than the rest of your normal skin. Protected from the sun with a sunscreen and with time your normal pigment will return. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm on my face spreading to other areas on my face?

See a dermatologist: "ringworm" is not a medical diagnosis. Do you have fungus infection, impetigo, dermatitis, or something else ? The treatment for each of these is different. ...Read more

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I seem to have ringworm on my face. It has been several months i've noticed symptoms. What do I do?! It's embarassing

I seem to have ringworm on my face.   It has been several months i've noticed symptoms.  What do I do?!  It's embarassing

If it's ringworm,: which is a fungal infection, you can try treating it with Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF 2x/day for a week. However, there is a type of eczema that looks similar,and the treatment is different. I would recommend seeing your doctor or a dermatologist to be sure of the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have ringworm on my face, but no one else I've been in physical contact with, including my boyfriend who sleeps with me every night, has it?

Have dr see it: Since you dont have a picture of it here, it is hard to tell if in fact it is ringworm. Have your doctor look at it. If the doc agrees, it will be treated. There are other reasons for rashes that resemble ringworm and its best to have your doctor see it. Best to you ...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