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I have ichy patches around my penis area and the bend in my inner thigh. Some looks like ringworms.. plz help me ?

I have ichy patches around my penis area and the bend in my inner thigh. Some looks like ringworms.. plz help me ?

Possibly Jock itch: This could be jock itch, a type of fungal infection that commonly involves the groin and places with creases. Sometimes an over the counter anti fungal can help. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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How do you treat a ringworm infection on the inner thigh?

How do you treat a ringworm infection on the inner thigh?

OTC meds: Tinactin (tolnaftate) is an OTC that is applied twice daily. It should provide improvement within 2 weeks, if not it may not be ringworm. ...Read more

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I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

Likely Tinea Cruris: If it is a scaly rash, it is very unlikely to be herpes. Tinea cruris (ringworm) is the likeliest diagnosis however, i recommend a proper evaluation from your local dermatologist to rule out any other conditions. A KOH exam along with a proper history and physical exam will be helpful if performed. ...Read more

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I think I have vaginal thrush very itchy inner lips and red. Using canesten is helping. Also a tiny ringworm patch on inner thigh using canesten on it?

I think I have vaginal thrush very itchy inner lips and red. Using canesten is helping. Also a tiny ringworm patch on inner thigh using canesten on it?

Clotrimazole: Or Canesten. For both conditions that you have is a good choice, use it for several days, but for the ring worm, you need to apply it for at least 2 weeks twice a day. Thrush can occur for several reasons, if no improvement see your doctor/dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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What are these ringworm like sores on my skin one appeared about a week ago on my forehead. Now they are all over my chest, arms and inner thighs. (not on genitals)

What are these ringworm like sores on my skin one appeared about a week ago on my forehead. Now they are all over my chest, arms and inner thighs. (not on genitals)

This : This is quite a challenge to answer without a picture. Feel free to read more about ringworm and rashes on the links below. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for further evaluation. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I remove ringworm on my thigh?

How can I remove ringworm on my thigh?

Topical anti-fungal: Ringworm is actually a fungal skin infection- not a parasitic infection. Therefore, depending on the size and extent of the infection, one can first try an over-the-counter anti-fungal creme. If in doubt, see your doctor to determine if a prescription for an anti-fungal pill is right for you. ...Read more

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How do I remove ringworm on my thigh?

Antifungals and a: Mild steroid ointment should do it. See your doctor if no better after 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I am suffering serious ringworm problem at my thighs. Please help.

I am suffering serious ringworm problem at my thighs.  Please help.

RINGWORM PROBLEMS: HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE RINGWORM PROBLEMS? IF THEY WERE REALLY RINGWORM PROBLEMS THEY COULD BE CURED IN A WEEK OR TEN DAYS! PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST WHO CAN TELL YOU IF, INDEED, IT IS A RINGWORM PROBLEM. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I am suffering serious ringworm problem at my thighs. Please help suggest.

Topical Rx: Tolnaftate, clotrimazole or some other over-the-counter antifungal will clear you. If it doesn't, the diagnosis should be reconsidered. ...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