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How can I remove dark spots in butt and groin caused by ringworm?

How can I remove dark spots in butt and groin caused by ringworm?

PIPA: Geofridge, you probably have pigment in the dermis from chronic inflammation caused by the fungus, referred to by dermatologists/ dermatopathologists as post inflammatory pigmentary alteration or PIPA. It will take a long time to finally blend away, in some cases years as the melanin is removed from the dermis by histiocytes (macrophages). Dr Hilliard ...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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There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts. Is it ringworm or something else?

There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts. Is it ringworm or something else?

Many possibilities: Many different rashes of varying causes can appear in this way. Can be fungus (ringworm), eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs of healing ringworm spots?

Virtually none: Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection and usually does not leave any marks on healing. The expanding ring shaped lesion should disappear.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm getting ringworm around my pubic area that keeps recurring in different spots. I understand the first ringworm was from not shavin. What's wrong?

I'm getting ringworm around my pubic area that keeps recurring in different spots. I understand the first ringworm was from not shavin. What's wrong?

Not shaving?: I don't think your ringworm is from "not shaving". It's infection, catch it from someoneelse.
Next, the recurring problem might be due to inadequate treatment. Topicals might not work for you. I would suggest find a dermatologist prescribe you pill like terbinafine (it's only $4 a month supply at target or walmart). ...Read more

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We have ringworm in our classroom and it is spreading what can we do our teacher has it in three spots a child has it 2 spots and myself has it 2 times

We have ringworm in our classroom and it is spreading what can we do our teacher has it in three spots a child has it 2 spots and myself has it 2 times

Ringworm: Ringworm is a fungal infection, no different from an athlete's foot. It's contagious, but not overly contagious. You can't get a fungal infection from someone else without also being susceptible to the fungus, and not everyone is, and not all body parts are equally susceptible.

It's easily treated with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams like lamisil, lotrimin, tinactin (tolnaftate) and others. The problem occurs when people see it's all cleared up in a few days and then stop using the cream. Fungal spores live for 30 days, and they don't wash out of clothing, shoes, etc. So unless the infected kids and teacher keep using the cream for 30 days or even a little longer, they'll keep reinfecting themselves.

It's not like scabies or head lice, and there is no need to keep your child out of school because of it. But all this information is predicated on it being accurately diagnosed, and it's not scabies or some other infestation which is very contagious.

Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hello, I noticed I had ringworm starting a week ago. I've been using lamisil and that spot is almost completely gone, however, new spots keep poping up and I now have 6 total spots in treating. After applying lamisil I have been covering the area with a

RINGWORM?: ARE YOU SURE ITS RINGWORM?
DID YOU SEE A DOCTOR FOR IT, OR DID YOU, YOURSELF, MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS?
MANY RASHES LOOK LIKE RINGWORM.
DO CONSULT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST TO MAKE THE PROPER DIAGNOSIS.
BEST LUCK TO YOU. ...Read more

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When does ringworm stop being contagious? Is it when the red spots are gone? . I'm always worried about touching the ringworm and spreading it

When does ringworm stop being contagious? Is it when the red spots are gone? . I'm always worried about touching the ringworm and spreading it

Not contagious: Ringworm is not contagious. Topical treatment should work. If over the counter medications for ringworm does not work then you should see a doctor to ascertain if it is something other than ringworm.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My son woke up with 13 welts on his body. I think he got bit by something, his dad thinks it's ringworm. Would that many spots show up if it is r.w.?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Although it is contagious, it is unusual for multiple lesions to develop in short order in an otherwise immunocompetent person. Multiple welts that occur at the same time are usually due to allergy or insect bites. ...Read more

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I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??

I have a big red spot covering my armpit that looks like its irritated. But it doesn't look like most ringworm spots. What do I do??

Show it to a doctor: A rash in the armpit could be one of several things. I would be most concerned about an abscess or a localized infection (say from shaving)-esp. If it's PAINFUL. If it's more flat and non painful it could be ringworm, a contact allergy (deodorant?), or a more mild infection called folliculitis among other things. If you have any underlying medical problems, that may help the doc to figure it out. ...Read more

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Should I visit my dr bc of my ringworm, I have some spots on my neck. Will dc prescribe something string to get rid of it? I'm scared it's not treatab

Treatable: Ringworms are treatable and can be eradicated with proper treatment and most of the time only topical treatment is necessary. You have to have the right diagnosis to do so. So go to your md and get examined and treated. ...Read more

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Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?

Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?

Get examined please: Ring worm is a fungal infection of skin. It is circular Ring like lesion, with clear center, Itchy, does not have to be "oozy" (if scratched very hard). But cannot diagnose like this anyway. ...Read more

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Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?

Does crying too much causes a 6 year old to have bald spots throughout her scalp, if its not ringworm, what could it be?

Consider evaluation: Consider having your child check for thyroid deficiency, and routine blood work. Additionally, depending on where you live and what risk factor your child may have, a heavy metal screen may be warranted. Child's crying is unlikely to be related to the hair issue ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots over my stomach (about 8). Not grouped together or anything. Some resemble tiny ringworm & others are red bumps and itchy.

Woke up with red spots over my stomach (about 8). Not grouped together or anything. Some resemble tiny ringworm & others are red bumps and itchy.

Bites?: Without a full history and exam of these lesions it is only speculation, but if you awoke with these it seems likely that you were either bitten by something or that this was a contact dermatitis. Cannot, however, exclude the possibility that these were caused prior to your going to sleep. See a doctor, maybe a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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I've used hydrocortisone cream no change it changes as in clumps up in spots but stays in the form of ring. It's not ringworm. What else could it be?

I've used hydrocortisone cream no change it changes as in clumps up in spots but stays in the form of ring. It's not ringworm. What else could it be?

See the pediatrician: The image is too small to see what you're referring to. Eczema and other skin conditions can sometimes resemble ringworm. Hydrocortisone cream may partially improve the inflammation or redness associated with ringworm, but it won't treat it or make it go away...only an anti-fungal cream will treat ringworm. You should follow up with a pediatrician who can examine your child & advise treatment. ...Read more

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What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

From: From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, I cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a weird spot on my bum and am unsure if its ringworm or not.

I have a weird spot on my bum and am unsure if its ringworm or not.

Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...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