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What does ringworm look like on black people?

What does ringworm look like on black people?

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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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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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I was treated for ringworm, it hasn't 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 hasn't cleared, from pictures it looks like it could be BCC-about 4" around, what do you recommend if I am uninsured?

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

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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 advise 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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What to do if I have "black-dot ringworm"/tinea capitis?

What to do if I have "black-dot ringworm"/tinea capitis?

Tinea capitis: Tinea capitis is caused by a fungal infection of the scalp/roots of the hair. There are a number of different 'germs' that can do this. A doctor should be able to guide therapy, since there are a few different antifungal treatments available. If possible, the doc should figure out the species of fungus, see how much inflammation there is, and try to tailor the therapy. Hope you can see a doctor. ...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

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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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Do black people have an extra muscle in their leg?

Do black people have an extra muscle in their leg?

No, we're all alike: No, nobody has an extra muscle. We're all the same because we all came from the same ancestors (the skin color differences developed later, when people migrated to various parts of the world, and the groups became isolated from one another). ...Read more

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Can white people get sickle cell disease? Or is this disease exclusive to black people?

Can white people get sickle cell disease? Or is this disease exclusive to black people?

Yes and No: The genes by which a person inherits skin color are different from the genes for inheriting sickle cell trait and disease. Therefore, in the U.S., where many people marry others with different skin colors, kids can be born with sickle cell trait or disease and have any skin color. The disease occurs in about 1 out of 400 black (racial) Americans, and 1 out of 16,000 Hispanic (ethnic) Americans. ...Read more

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What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

What sun protection factor lotion should black people and other very dark-skinned people use?

SPF: There's a perception that people with darker skin don't have to worry about skin cancer, but that's not true. Minorities do get skin cancer, and because of this false perception most cases aren't diagnosed until they are more advanced and difficult to treat. Use a spf of 30. ...Read more

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I got a painless small firm bump with black dot in the middle that looks like could be squeezed out on my face. I have pictures.

I got a painless small firm bump with black dot in the middle that looks like could be squeezed out on my face. I have pictures.

Unfortunately: Pictures only come through with an in-box or video consultation. Even with that, the quality may prohibit useful evaluation. Go see a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for a face to face evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a girl and I'm African American meaning I'm black, and my armpits are plain out white what do I do to make it not so white?

Hi I'm a girl and I'm African American meaning I'm black, and my armpits are plain out white what do I do to make it not so white?

It's normal: I can understand how you might be concerned but if they probably are similar in color to you palms and soles. These are areas of you body that do not require much meloin or color to prtect from the sun naturally. I would advise you realize this is a very normal situation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get full lips like black people/angelina jolie?

Can you tell me how I could get full lips like black people/angelina jolie?

Dermal fillers: Products like Juvederm, restylane (dermal fillers) are very nice lip fillers. They are not permanent and last about 4-6 months so if you hate it afterward it will resolve in time. Go to a doctor well-trained in this procedure and a long good track record. ...Read more

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Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease — systemic lupus erythematosus — is more commom in blacks than non- black persons but many other autoimmune diseases do not show any racial preferences. ...Read more

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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions. ...Read more

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Is it true that black skin (black people) always need creams and milks to take care about their skin? Even males?

Is it true that black skin (black people) always need creams and milks to take care about their skin? Even males?

No: Although your question may tip-toe the line of ignorance and racism, not all dark skin males need creams to care for their skin. There are no absolutes in medicine. ...Read more

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Why do mainly black people have sickle cell anaemia?

Why do mainly black people have sickle cell anaemia?

Where it started.: Malaria across the central belt of the africa acted as a form of selective pressure, influencing the genetic development of resistance to the disease and thereby enabling the survival of human populations.
Malaria protection evolved only in people who carried genes for sickle-cell anemia. Africans without the sickle-cell genes died from malaria, leading to a genetic advantage. ...Read more

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Why is statistics high on hiv/aids amongst black people? Any insights?

Many theories: HIV infection is high in African Americans (AA) likely for many reasons. Some suggest that it is lack of knowledge about HIV/poor access to medical care and HIV testing. Others suggest that the stigma of having HIV and issues of homophobia within the AA community have kept people 'in the closet' or 'on the down low' and not willing to get tested or disclose to friends/family that they are HIV+. ...Read more

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I am an african american female with dark black heads. What is the best treatment to clear them up?

I am an african american female with dark black heads. What is the best treatment to clear them up?

Tretinoin,or differi: A vitamin an acid such as retin a (tretinoin) altralin or similar drug differn Adapalene can slowly unclog blackheads and lighten the abnormal dark color. For severe damage a chemical peel such as the vi peel could be useful. ...Read more

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What does aids look like on black people skin?

What does aids look like on black people skin?

HIV/AIDS: This is very variable and depends upon the particular infection or malignancy causing the skin lesions. ...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