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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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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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Iam having an ellergy looks like ringworm on my thighs besides vagina.its dry,itchy,red coloured patches that tourn black colour later.

Iam having an ellergy looks like ringworm on my thighs besides vagina.its dry,itchy,red coloured patches that tourn black colour later.

Tinea nigra: You may have an uncommon fungus that turns black and is known as Tinea nigra. Use antifungal cream. It may take 2-3 weeks to heal. ...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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I have developed a ringworm on my right breast & have been taking triamcinolone for a week. More r showing up and turning black. Is this normal?

I have developed a ringworm on my right breast & have been taking triamcinolone for a week. More r showing up and turning black. Is this normal?

Wrong medication: If you have ringworms, triamcinolone, which is a steroid, is the wrong medication. You need an anti fungal agent. Over the counter medications are lotrimin, clotrimazole, terbinafine among others. ...Read more

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With this ebola issue, is it true that the medications do not really help african or black people?

With this ebola issue, is it true that the medications do not really help african or black people?

Misinformation: With widespread media coverage and today's methods of instant global communication, there is a greater likelihood for misinformation about the current Ebola outbreak. Check the CDC website for accurate updates: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ ...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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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


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