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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?
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
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