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I've been treating my facial ringworm for 2 weeks now, almost gone, not really swollen anymore but it's still pink I have a wedding, can I wear makeup?
Makeup is OK: If the rash is mostly gone, it is ok to wear make up over what remains. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Zole f: Yes, the medication sorks for fungal infections ...Read more
If the makeup: Was contaminated, yes. It is contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ringworm: Topical application of Clotrimazole (lotrimin af sold in foot care section of most grocery stores) 2-3x's per day till the lesion is totally resolved works very well. Lamisil (terbinafine) works well also. Lesions usually clear slowly over a week or two if well established. Hair/nail involvement willl not respond to topical therapy. ...Read more
Could be: I can't tell without seeing it. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
What is the fastest way to get rid of ringworm on my face. I am in my late 20's, never had this before, please help! Please help!?
I have a ringworm on my face that not going away but today I started using micospec with miconalzole nitrate 2%.Would that work and how long would it?
Probably.: If you have not done so already, see a dermatologist. Miconazole is a relatively effective anti fungal, but some fungi have become resistant to it. You may require a prescription antifungal. Topical antifungals usually require about 2 weeks to show improvement and should be continued until the rash is completely gone. ...Read more
I was wondering if you thought this looked like ringworm? I have three areas in question...one on my face and one on the back of each upper arm.
Request consult: By requesting a formal consult, you will be able to video consult or download pictures for a more complete evaluation and answer. We are unable to view records or pictures in this forum. Hope we can help you soon! ...Read more
I am using nizral cream for ringworm on face but whenever I wash the cream the ringworm becomes red and there is a burning sensation & still no effect?
Answer: Stinging and burning at the application site is a side effect in up to 10% of people using Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream, and the face is particularly susceptible to this side effect, as the skin is more sensitive than other areas of the body. Would consider using another type of antifungal medication, or obtaining a second opinion on whether or not the rash is actually ringworm. ...Read more
Do I have ringworm? I have one small ring on my arm. It doesn't bother me but I have these bumps on my neck and face. They itch!
Possibly: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out. ...Read more
I think my son has ringworm and now I have a small one on my face. Can you prescribe medication. We have been already using lotrimin (clotrimazole) but need stronger?
Two issues: The public HT site does not offer diagnosis and or treatment. If you can find a HT prime doc that will accept you, some of those services are possible. Read the site info. If your assumption is correct, lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied twice a day is adequate for ringworm, but may require more than a week to see any change. Treatments for ringworm will not help a skin problem caused by something else. ...Read more
Yes: Ringworm on the face is known as the "great masquerader" so yes it can cause bumps, round scaly patches, pustules and more. Tinea faciale (ring worm) often itches or burns but can be asymptomatic. Consider visiting with a dermatologist to make sure it is not something else that will not respond to anti fungal therapy. ...Read more
I have a ringworm problem hello, I've had ringworms on my body since may 2011. I had to on my arm but they both wnent away. Then a few months ago I got it on my neck, and the one on my arm came back. Now im getting them on my face. I went to the doctors a
Hello,: Hello, since your rash has been recalcitrant, I thought I would ask if you doctor has done a scraping of the lesion to look at under the microscope or if he sent a sample of it to the lab for testing. Is the doctor who has treated you a general physician or a dermatologist? Have you been to the dominican republic or other areas outside of the us since the period just prior to developing the rash? When you treated the rash with a cream, did you apply it for a least a couple of weeks? Did you extend the cream an inch beyond the visible rash? Have you cleaned your bed linens, the clothes you have worn and your towels in hot water in a washing machine? One of these things might be a clue. However, if you are a world traveler, especially to tropical areas there is a possibility that this could be a parasite, possibly one that we don't commonly see in this country. ...Read more
Had ringworm used prescription meds now the small spot on my jaw covers whole side of face an no longer looks like ringworm any ideas?
Inflammation of Face: Presuming the ringworm has been treated. The residual redness can be due to an irritant or allergic reaction from the topical medication you used to treat the ringworm or residual inflammation from the ringworm itself. The treatment would be a prescription cortisone like Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Another possibility is that the ringworm has spread because the medication not effective. ...Read more
problem has been going on for 3 months - just started symptoms of ringworm on face and have been taking oral and cream- also eyebrow acne not healing / and painful?
It is difficult to: Properly diagnose and treat skin issues over the internet since we cannot see the areas of concern. What you think is ringworm may be something else. It would be best to see a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for an evaluation and appropriate treatment recommendations. ...Read more
The ringworm on my face is now becoming very dry and flaky, I've been taking sporanox, and using Lamisil (terbinafine) cream does this mean its healing?
Most likely!: These common skin fungal infections can take a while to completely remove from the skin, so continue as your family doc or dermatologist have recommended. "ringworm" is one lay term for tinea capitis (cradle cap), tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea pedis (athlete's foot), etc., all the same skin fungus in different areas. Keep clean, dry, and use your meds as prescribed! ...Read more
I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?
How do I stop ringworm from spreading? I think I got it from my cat and no matter how much I try and how much I do, it's spreading. It started under my arm now it's on my arm, face, hands.... It's awful. Using an anti-fungal cream as well.
Fugal o r bacteria: Odd to spread so fast and far. Could it be bacteria? Might need antibiotis. If it's ringworm might have to add an oral dose to topical cream for 2-3 weeks to knock it. Get a doctor to confirm diagnosis and pick best meds. I use both topical and pill in aggressive or advanced cases. If you can send clt. Ose-up focused shot. Should help. Good luck. ...Read more
My son is 2 months old & diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis. Does it cause acne/ringworm like rashes on face?
Hard to say: Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc) can cause certain skin conditions, such as angiokeratomas, which can look like acne. With such an important diagnosis as tsc, you must have already seen a number of specialists - ask your pediatrician if she thinks a visit to a pediatric dermatologist might be helpful. The tuberous sclerosis alliance website (www. Tsalliance. Org) has excellent information. ...Read more
I got dermatophytosis (ringworm) from adopting a kitten, can the spores go into my lungs? Or nostrils? I can only see it in my face and arms.
I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?
Ringworm: Ringworm is the common or lay term for a common superficial infection of the skin caused by a fungus (actually several types of fungus). It's name comes from the fact that the fungus tends to cause a circular patch of scaling scan with a slightly raised and redder border making it look like a ring. It can be treated with ordinary otc anti-fungal medications. ...Read more
Antifungal Meds: Without a prescription, I would recommend lamisil, (terbinafine) however, it can still take a week or more of treatment. If that does not work, or it is widespread, you may need prescription medication. Of course, you should be sure that you are treating ringworm and not some other rash or infection. Proper treatment requires a proper diadnosis. ...Read more
Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more