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Ring Worm On Foot
Possibly: "Ring worm" is a common lay term for a fungal infection of the skin. Spores from the fungus are acquired by contact with a source; including animals,humans,or the environment. Once they get on your skin, they live on the surface old skin and tend to spread in a ring. The spores can be shed and acquired or pass by direct contact. Treatment cuts down on spore production and ability to spread. ...Read more
Various: Ringworm is caused by skin fungus. Some cases of ringworm are caused by the same fungus that cause athlete's foot. For many cases of ringworm on the arms, legs or torso, creams or ointments will get rid of the skin yeast. For widespread cases or for ringworm in the scalp tablets are used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash that looks like ring worm all over my body it itchs so bad but antibacterial cream isnt helping?
Wrong medication: Ringworm, despite it's name, is actually caused by a fungus. Antibacterial cream will not help. An antifungal such as miconazole or clotrimazole will be more helpful, but needs to be applied twice daily for 3-4 weeks. If it's not improving over 1-2 weeks, you should consult your physician. ...Read more
I am sixteen and i believe I have ring worm. It looks like a rash in a circle but it's not itchy. What else could this be?
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?
What do you suggest if my child has ring worm on her scalp does it spread to the rest of her scalp or just stay in the same area?
Yes i jusy noticed that it isn't a ring worm. Im not sure what it is it looks like a bit cause it has 2 bites or blisters so im not sure what it is?
A picture needed: For skin conditions it's always helpful to have a picture of the area of concern that way we can make a better decision. I'm not sure of the location of your concern however if you have bites or blisters I would consider either a viral herpetic infection for an insect bite. ...Read more
I've had these ring worm looking rashes for almost 3 months now. Started with a small one that grew almost 3 in in circumference. on my torso-spreadin?
Confusing issue: The data you list is scant. Just because it forms rings does not mean it is ringworm.Good treatments for the wrong diagnosis will never fix the problem. See a doctor and have a real evaluation.A proper diagnosis can lead to successful treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer