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Ringworm All Over My Body
Have herpes and also something like ringworm all over my body bumps on my butt and a bus what's should I do used acyclovir didn't work?
Get examined again as this doesn't sound quite right ...Read more
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
Tea tree oil: Use tea tree oil soap. Do not share towels. Wash hands. Put ointment or whatever you are using to treat existing spots on any new ones that appear. ...Read more
Ringworm spreading: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. New lesions can develop when the original patch is scratched or rubbed; the fungus carries to new skin from the fingernails or towel (for example). Rarely, problems with the immune system can cause widespread infection. ...Read more
Need pic: Please send photo of rash to assist with diagnosis ...Read more
I went to the beach and didn't shower two days after and I had sand every crevasse on my body and my bed after I showers 7/3/14 I notice a ringworm?
See a doctor: Make an appt. You might need some anti-fungal cream and you'll be good as new! ...Read more
Maybe: If you scratch the body site, you can load up your fingernails with the fungus and transfer it to your scalp. The process may not be apparent for a while and will have a different appearance in the scalp than it would on regular skin. If established in the scalp, it will take prescription medication to treat it. The fungus gets well established in the hair root and creams or lotions do not reach it. ...Read more
I have a break out of ringworm that is spreading all over my upper body. The cream prescribed to me is not working, but actually worsening it. Help! ?
Either wrong: Diagnosis or wrong prescription. You need to be re-evaluated by your physician or be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Back to basics: Most people diagnosed with "ringworm" actually have something else. If you TRUELY have tinea corporis, a superficial fungus colonizing your body, then the important question is how did you get it? Do you have a serious disease with impaired immunity? Do you have chronic fungus on your feet? Most often this came from a person or an animal, most often a cat. These answers are the answers to the ques ...Read more
What is this rash I have leukemia and it looks like ringworm but will not go away and it does not hurt and does not itch but it is all over my body?
I have ringworm on my body and its dark and scaly is it healing? What treatment would you recommend for me? I'm using abc ringworm remedy does it work
Watch closely: Most over the counter products - athlete's foot cream like Lotrimen - are reasonably effective for a single small body ringworm. But, as with any rash, if it doesn't respond to treatment over a period of a week consider having a medical professional look at it. It may be something other than a fungal (ringworm) infection. ...Read more
Yes: Ringworm is caused by a dermatophyte (a fungus which infects the skin). It is easily transmissible by direct contact, and, at least in my humble experience, it is not possible to have sex without exposing areas of the skin, you will be likely to be infecting your partner. Wait until it has cleared up. ...Read more
Yes: Same organisms, different body part.Get a more detailed answer ›
When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.
Hello, I had previously been diagnosed with ringworm that had spread over most of my body. I'm now concerned that it's in my right nostril?
Did you get tx: Were you treated? Return to your doctor for exam and treatment. ...Read more
My son woke up with 13 welts on his body. I think he got bit by something, his dad thinks it's ringworm. Would that many spots show up if it is r.w.?
Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Although it is contagious, it is unusual for multiple lesions to develop in short order in an otherwise immunocompetent person. Multiple welts that occur at the same time are usually due to allergy or insect bites. ...Read more
My friend has ringworm on 3 parts of body. Under arm and front and back of leg. Could it be from my cat?
Confirmed?: If confirmed, recurrent ringworm (tinea corporis) reflects a recurrent exposure to a source. There are 3 basic sources;people, animals and the soil. If you have a furry animal a check with the vet may find it. The other two are harder to source. There are also things that may look like ringworm but are really something else. ...Read more
I'm having a rapid ringworm spreading on my body, now it is on the top of my genital area and I would like to know the cause and if it should be itchi?
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