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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.

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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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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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 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. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a large, ringworm type patch on my neck.I have been using anti-fungal cream hasnt 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 hasnt 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

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