nummular eczema vs ringworm pictures

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Dr. Ziad Akl answered:

Can ringworm be misdiagnosed as eczema?

Yes

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there is a lot in common between eczema and ringworm.
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My friend has eczema I often believe she has ringworm how can I tell?

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why not to visit the Doctor office? He can take a scraping of the lesion to be sure, that is not a ringworm.
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How is ringworm diagnosed? My one year old has a circular rash that looks like it may either be eczema or ringworm.

Ringworm

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Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance. Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation of a skin scraping can be reviewed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal dermatophyte infection.
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HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ECZEMA AND RINGWORM? IS THERE ANY MANUAL PROTOCOL TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE SAID INFECTION IS EITHER OF TWO?

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See dermatologist because they can do test to see what you have.
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Dr. Brian Wilhelmi answered:

I suffer from eczema on the hands year round. I recently developed two perfectly round rings on the side of my hands. Can ringworm be painful?

Itching

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Eczema is common caused by contact allergens (gloves, wetness, fur) and causes inflammation which is itchy. The areas you are referring to might have become lichenified or inflamed to the point where they are red, thickened, and painful. This does not discount the fact that skin breakdown from eczema can increase your chance of opportunistic infections like the fungus that causes ringworm.
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Dr. John Ebner answered:

How can you relieve nummular eczema?

Can be a challenge

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This type of eczema results in "coin-shaped" circles of eczema which is often quite itchy and located on the legs (most common location) the arms or trunk. Higher potency topical steroids can be helpful, but does take longer to respond than regular eczema. Often, injections of cortisone into the plaques can offer fast relief and clearance. See your doctor or a dermatologist for help.
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What are the symptoms of nummular eczema?

Itchy round lesions

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Nummular eczema appears on the skin as a circular shaped dry patch. There may be solitary or multiple patches. It may be confused for ringworm but can be distinguished by its lack of central clearing, and scaly dryness throughout the patch. It can be itchy as well. The treatments for nummular eczema are the same as for other forms of eczema, mild soaps, mouisturing creams, and topical steroids
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Dr. Karen Han answered:

What does nummular eczema generally look like?

Coin-like rash

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"Nummular" means discoid or coin-like. Nummular eczema is a descriptive term, coin-like dermatitis. It generally is a reaction to an underlying problem, most commonly dry skin. Moisturizing is the most helpful, though sometimes your doctor will prescribe a topical steroid if inflammation is severe.
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Can contact dermatitis change into nummular eczema?

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Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caused by irritants or allergens also very itchy treated with antipruritic agents and steroid cream and avoidance of causative factors.
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