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I have 3 red/pink unraised unitchy splotches on stomach for a week. Ringworm? No border though...

I have 3 red/pink unraised unitchy splotches on stomach for a week. Ringworm? No border though...

Maybe ringworm: Or maybe something else. Like most rashes, this is difficult to diagnose without laying eyes on it. If it persists or becomes troublesome, have a doctor look at it for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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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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Itchy spot on stomach for over a year. Appeared at first to be ringworm, but it has faded over time, though still itchy.

Itchy spot on stomach for over a year. Appeared at first to be ringworm, but it has faded over time, though still itchy.

Don't know.: Impossible to tell without looking at it. If it has been there for a year, you need to see a dermatologist and find out what it is. ...Read more

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How should I treat ringworm and upset stomach?

How should I treat ringworm and upset stomach?

Not related: Ringworm is a superficial fungal infection of the skin, treated with topical creams, such as clotrimazole or terbinafine. An upset stomach can be caused by indigestion, viral or bacterial infections, treated with diet and occasionally antibiotics (H. Pylori) or by parasites, which would need specific treatment (for worms, albemdazole or others). ...Read more

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Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia. My only symptom was sharp abdominal pain. I read it could be caused by fungus. Could I have gotten it from my rabbit's ringworm?

I have pneumonia. My only symptom was sharp abdominal pain. I read it could be caused by fungus. Could I have gotten it from my rabbit's ringworm?

Unlikely: Abdominal pain can be a presenting symptom of pneumonia, as the process can prevent normal intestinal motility just beneath the breathing muscle (large intestine).Pneumonia is generally viral or bacterial. Fungal pneumonias are rare and usually only affect people with compromised immune systems. The rabbits ringworm would not be the type of fungus that causes pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil (terbinafine) in treating ringworm? And is it ok to use lotrimin 1% on my 4mo old baby. It looks like she has it on her stomach.

Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil (terbinafine) in treating ringworm? And is it ok to use lotrimin 1% on my 4mo old baby. It looks like she has it on her stomach.

Yes&yes but only if: Lotrimin is an over-the-counter brand of clotrimazole which is an antifungal. While Lotrimin doesn't have specific adult vs pediatric guidelines, clotrimazole is approved for use in children. However, it's best to have your infant evaluated to confirm your suspicions. Lamisil is an OTC brand of terbinafine which is also an antifungal but only approved topically for children older than 12yo. ...Read more

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Ringworm all over back and stomach. Been treating it for about 3 days now with clotrimazole 1%. I'm a flight attendant- is it safe for me to go fly?

Ringworm all over back and stomach. Been treating it for about 3 days now with clotrimazole 1%. I'm a flight attendant- is it safe for me to go fly?

Flying with fungus: Ringworm is a fungal infection that is not transmitted from person to person, so you do not have to worry about giving it to someone else. One usually gets it from animals. Most ringworm infections are focal, i.e. one or two lesions, and not spread all over the stomach and back. Make sure that your diagnosis is correct and your treatment is correct. ...Read more

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I've been treating an abdominal rash that seem to be ringworm with OTC clotrimazole for three weeks, it doesn't seem to have changed much. What next?

I've been treating an abdominal rash that seem to be ringworm with OTC clotrimazole for three weeks, it doesn't seem to have changed much. What next?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Since you did the appropriate treatment based on your judgement and it did not work, it would be prudent to see your doctor now. ...Read more

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I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything.?

I have spots of ringworm mimicking rashes on my neck, stomach and chest. Some are a hollow circle others are just dots. They don't itch or anything.?

Ringworm: Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin and is not due to a worm. The medical term for ringworm is tinea. Ringworm is contagious. It is treated with over the counter creams, usually resolving in 2 to 4 weeks. In extreme cases, oral anti-fungal agents are used.
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I have a large, ringworm type patch on my neck. I have been using anti-fungal cream hasn't worked. I also have smaller bumps on my stomach and back area?

I have a large, ringworm type patch on my neck. I have been using anti-fungal cream hasn't worked. I also have smaller bumps on my stomach and back area?

Have area seen...: It is impossible to diagnose a rash without seeing it. Since the antifungal creams aren't helping, I would recommend you see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to determine the cause and direct care. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots over my stomach (about 8). Not grouped together or anything. Some resemble tiny ringworm & others are red bumps and itchy.

Woke up with red spots over my stomach (about 8). Not grouped together or anything. Some resemble tiny ringworm & others are red bumps and itchy.

Bites?: Without a full history and exam of these lesions it is only speculation, but if you awoke with these it seems likely that you were either bitten by something or that this was a contact dermatitis. Cannot, however, exclude the possibility that these were caused prior to your going to sleep. See a doctor, maybe a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy bumps which have spread all over my stomach, back, thighs, and butt. Also may have a possible ringworm, is this an infection?

I have small red itchy bumps which have spread all over my stomach, back, thighs, and butt. Also may have a possible ringworm, is this an infection?

Rash: You have to have a doctor look at it to determine if the rash is an infection and if it is contagious. Ringworm does not cause widespread rashes like this usually. ...Read more

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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Rash under armpit a on stomach. Some look like rings so urgent care said ringworm. But others are just bumps. Does tinea not just look like rings?

Ringworm: Sweating from activities under the arm are common.
You can apply clotrimazole cr 1% (Lotrimin cr used for athlete's feet) OTC. Also for itching can apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% 2x/d until rash gone. Keep pat dry.
Ringworm classical can be circumscribed but other itchy/scaly patches can occur with yeast/fungus. ...Read more

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2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month. Second a cluster of buttons (back) new. What can this be?

2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month. Second a cluster of buttons (back) new. What can this be?

It's not common: To have ringworm all over, and don't understand this "second cluter of buttons". I would need to see the rash and get more history like have you tried any topicals? ...Read more

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I was prescribed two weeks of oral Terbinafine for a persistent case of ringworm. I finished taking it two weeks ago. I'm still experiencing gas that causes discomfort between stomach/liver until I belch, and mild fever. Do I need my liver checked?

Wrong question: In the first place "ringworm" is not a medical diagnosis. Terbinafine is very effective for dermatophyte infections. Most diagnoses of "ringworm" are by Drs who are naive about skin conditions, diagnosing fungus when it is actually not. WHAT HAPPENED to your "case of persistent ringworm"? Symptoms now are not related to terbinafine 2 weeks ago. Get diagnosed first, then check gall bladder, etc. ...Read more

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I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

Hard to say: A common truism about treatment is when appropriate measures don't fix a problem the diagnosis is likely wrong. Skin rashes can represent infections, local reactions, allergies or systemic illness. Diagnosis is often easy when seen by a trained observer. If your treatment for ringworm isn't working it is likely not ringworm. To find out what it is and treatment options will need a visit. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a hard abdomen - feel bloated and horrendous pain?

What are the causes of a hard abdomen - feel bloated and horrendous pain?

Diagnosis?: If you have severe abdominal pain with hardened abdomen - it is important to ensure that you don't have a surgical abdomen. This would warrant urgent assessment. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach stay bloated?

Why does my stomach stay bloated?

Constipation vs. .: Stomach is just one organ in abdominal cavity. But if you're bloated, it may be due to constipation (which can happen despite regular stools), gastric outlet issues, gluten sensitivity & other food allergies. Try an elimination diet to determine if you have specific food intolerance. You didn't mention your gender but female organs can cause bloating. Check in w/your family physician for evaluatio. ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more