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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


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Had a couple small rings on skin, thought it was ring worm but it went away in less than 24hrs, and wasn't itchy/raised/or dry?

Had a couple small rings on skin, thought it was ring worm but it went away in less than 24hrs, and wasn't itchy/raised/or dry?

Hives?: It could have been hives. See an allergist, who will try to look for triggers to your hives and may recommend medications to prevent the hive ...Read more

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I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

Difficult to diagnos: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without any photos. From the description it sounds like eczema, but it should really been seen by a physician. You can always make a consult appointment with a HealthTap doc to show pictures and for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I got ring worm infxn b4 on my leg, nw heald. But evn if its months passd, it lft a black color on my skin, itchy sometimes. What is this black color?

I got ring worm infxn b4 on my leg, nw heald. But evn if its months passd, it lft a black color on my skin, itchy sometimes. What is this black color?

Hyperpigmentation: Any time you have skin infections or significant skin rashes, the pigment cells in the skin cells can be stimulated and have heightened activity, leaving darkening of the skin called hyperpigmentation. This can last for months after the infection has cleared, even with the infection cleared up and gone. Be patient. ...Read more

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Do I have a skin irritation or ring worm? I do stainless steel welding for a living and recently i've noticed something on both hands. Its about 1 inch in diameter, round, itchy, and sorta bumpy outside.

Do I have a skin irritation or ring worm? I do stainless steel welding for a living and recently i've noticed something on both hands. Its about 1 inch in diameter, round, itchy, and sorta bumpy outside.

Unfortunately : Unfortunately without seeing the lesion and getting more of a history it is difficult to say. If it is itchy then it could be a fungus or a dermatitis/allergy from exposure to an allergen. You could always try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for a few weeks. If that does not work see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more