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35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...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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I was treated for ringworm, it hasnt cleared, from pictures it looks like it could be BCC-about 4" around, what do you recommend if I am uninsured?

I was treated for ringworm, it hasnt cleared, from pictures it looks like it could be BCC-about 4" around, what do you recommend if I am uninsured?

Get a proper eval: Most cities have low cost clinics or organizations that can help people to afford necessary medical care. In your case you need to see a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. What you describe seems unlikely to be a BCC - those don't usually get as large as what you report. Basal cell tumors are slow growing so this isn't an emergency, but you do want to find a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. it looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

I think I have ringworm but I'm not sure. It's on the front of my neck. it looks like pictures I've seen but isn't itchy and not very scaly.

Still possible.: Could still be it. Could be something else as well. Unless you are immunocompromised a topical anti fungal such as terbinafine or miconazole should work well. Talk with your local pharmacist and use as directed. ...Read more

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Pls gve me advice to get rid of ringworm on my skin and nail! Pls see my profile picture for reference. Have duracan and elica m cream gven by derma.

Pls gve me advice to get rid of ringworm on my skin and nail! Pls see my profile picture for reference. Have duracan and elica m cream gven by derma.

Do what derma says.: Duracan is an antifungal that can be used to treat ringworm. The elica m cream contains another antifungal as well as a steroid. This antifungal treats the ringworm, and the steroid just helps the ringworm be less red and itchy. There are lots of ways to treat ringworm. It is harder to kill fungus on nails so be sure to follow up with your dermatologist whenever you're supposed to go back. ...Read more

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Hi I'm African American and I have ringworm on my forehead I've used salt and vinegar to treat it and its left the area discoloured how can I treat it?

Hi I'm African American and I have ringworm on my forehead I've used salt and vinegar to treat it and its left the area discoloured how can I treat it?

Wrong question: "Ringworm" is not a medical term. Fungus??? Are you sure??? How did it get there? From an animal or person? Effective therapy depends on exact diagnosis. "Discolored"??? Darker or lighter? Red? ...Read more

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Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Hard to tell: but blackish purplish is not typical of ringworm (tinea) infection . I think you need to check with your doctor if this has been present for more than 10 days or is progressing. ...Read more

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I had a c-section in sep 2010, I have big black-red icthy patches on my buttocks and in my upper thigh area & is now spreading, shaped like ringworm.

I had a c-section in sep 2010, I have big black-red icthy patches on my buttocks and in my upper thigh area  & is now spreading, shaped like ringworm.

See your doctor.: It is very unlikely to be related to your c-section. Get examined by your doctor right away for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...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