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Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Itchy blood blister on inside of toe. Athletes foot?

Athletes foot : Typically does not cause a blood blister. It could cause a blister with clear fluid in it. It might be simply a blood blister from friction. ...Read more

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Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A highly contagious, fungal infection of ...Read more


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Rash on top of foot?

Rash on top of foot?

Need to see: The rash could be due to a contact dermatitis, eczema, fungal infection or another cause. See a physician to have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

How to treat jock itch and ring worm in the knee?

JOCK ITCH IN KNEE?: JOCK ITCH OCCURS IN THE GROIN, NOT IN THE KNEE. JOCK ITCH IS A FUNGAL INFECTION, LIKE ATHLETE'S FOOT. ANY OVER THE COUNTER RINGWORM MEDICATIONS CAN BE USED IF IT IS, INDEED, A FUNGAL INFECTION. AND IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR FEET AND IN YOUR TOE WEBS, TREAT THESE AS WELL. ...Read more

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Hi, my son has ring worm on neck and scalp. I have tried topical antifungal creams, but the ring worms came back.

Hi, my son has ring worm on neck and scalp. I have tried topical antifungal creams, but the ring worms came back.

Scalp needs more: Topical agents can never get to the root of hair that is infected with such a fungus.You need to see your kids doc and let them confirm the problem and prescribe a med that will actually reach/kill the fungus. ...Read more

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Red dots on my sole foot?

Red dots on my sole foot?

Fungus, allergy, or: Other type of dermatitis. See podiatrist or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Maybe an allergy: Your doc can test for such allergies. If so, you can get a jeweler to coat the inside of your ring w/clear solution or you can use clear nail polish. Peace and good heath. ...Read more

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Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

No: You simply have superficial fungal infections in two different sites. It was not caused by tinactin (tolnaftate). ...Read more

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I dropped the foot rest it's wood on my foot, what to do?

Apply ice: If you still have pain after that you can always see a doc to have it evaluated with xrays. ...Read more

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Peelings on left foot have diminished.Only some on tip of toes and sole of foot.Has the tinea pedis been eradicated?

Peelings on left foot have diminished.Only some on tip of toes and sole of foot.Has the tinea pedis been eradicated?

Yes: It can be eliminated but treatment may be required for a prolonged time. Keeping feet dry and clean helps. Airing feet when possible. Can see you are also getting oral treatment. Continue follow up with your podiatrist ...Read more

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My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

My big toe nail on my left foot has black spots on it.

This would need to : Be checked out to determine if it is blood, fungus, maybe a wart or worse a melanoma....usually it is blood, or even sock lint but the others should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Red bumps on the sole of my foot?

Red bumps on the sole of my foot?

Many tghings: Could be start of fungal or bacterial infection, wart, allergic reaction. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What's this itchy raised patch on my foot?

Tinea: It's most likely fungal in nature. Any new skin lesion must be examined by a doctor and biopsied if necessary. ...Read more

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Podiatric help:pain in my left foot of "ring" toe only?

Podiatric help:pain in my left foot of "ring" toe only?

Neuroma : A neuroma is an inflammation of the nerve in the ball of the foot. It commonly effects the nerve that supplies the 3rd and 4th toes. There are other possible causes, of course, and you should see a podiatrist for a comprehensive exam and proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?

A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection. Initially between my toes now it’s spread to my hand . I thought it was ring worm or athletes foot. ?

I have a skin infection. Initially between my toes now it’s spread to my hand . I thought it was ring worm or athletes foot. ?

Dermatophyte: 2 feet + 1 hand is typical of dermatophyte infection. Maceration of web skin between toes. Scaling of skin along entire soles of feet, often discolored toenails, scaly skin on 1 palm often with discolored nails on 1 hand. This is a fungus. Castellani solution is very useful. Azole creams are helpful [clotrimazole, miconazole, ketoconazole.] Terbinafine is very effective as cream, excellent orally ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do for ring worm ?

What do you do for ring worm  ?

Anti fungal : Try Clotrimazole cream (over the counter, sold usually for "athletes foot"). If not better in 5 days see your doctor. May need full month of treatment for it to completely go away. ...Read more

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What should you do for ring worm?

What should you do for ring worm?

Anti-fungals: Ring worm is not a worm, but a fungal infection on the skin. Anti-fungal agents, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin, can be effective against ring worm. Consult with your family doctor or dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for ring worm?

Anti-fungal creams: Ringworm is not caused by a worm but is caused by a fungal infection. Anti-fungal creams, such as Lamisil (terbinafine) at, are very effective against the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more

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Is ring worm contagious?

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

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Treatment for ring worm?

Treatment for ring worm?

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 more

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Is it possible to get ring worm in your vagina?

No: The germs involved do not find the vaginal tissue a proper food source.You can, however, get yeast that may thrive in that setting. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ring worm on your vagina area?

Is it possible to get ring worm on your vagina area?

Yes: Tinea , or fungal, infections around the vulva or in the crural fold can occur. The disease often begins after physical activity that results in copious sweating, and the source of the infecting fungus is usually the patient's own tinea pedis or athlete 's foot. ...Read more

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Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Yes: You should make sure that you treat the "ring worm" appropriately and try not to scratch. Sometimes it can become superinfected with staph or strep from hands and fingernails. If the rash becomes sticky or spreads to the inner part of the nose be sure to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

See your doc : Ringworm on the scalp requires special treatment because it can spread and can result in hair loss. She should not scratch it, as that contributes to spread. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 more

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