Ringworm in nose - Doctor answers

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Why is my boyfriend have a ringworm on his nose and on his arm?

Why is my boyfriend have a ringworm on his nose and on his arm?

Contamination: Ringworm is a common name for a fungus that grows on outside skin tissue. The spores of the fungus can be found in soil, on animals or on people. If the spores contaminate your hands, fingers or fingernails, you can insert the spore on any outer skin surface. Over days or weeks the spore can begin a colony of the fungus that will feed on dead surface skin and grow outward in a ring. ...Read more

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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Is it possible to get ringworm inside of your nose?

Is it possible to get ringworm inside of your nose?

Yes. Ring Worm: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch).

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I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?

I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?

See a drmatologist: Stop Sporanox (itraconazole). You probably do not have a fungus on your face. If you did, this would not be preferred treatment. Start with a diagnosis by a skin specialist, then you will probably receive effective therapy. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more

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My son has a ringworm in the back of his head. What's good over the counter?

My son has a ringworm in the back of his head. What's good over the counter?

Tinea capitis: For fungus in head area, topical (anti- fungal shampoo) and oral anti- fungals are needed. None are available otc. Need prescription for both. ...Read more

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Why do I have round bumps on my head that look like ringworm but they aren't?

Why do I have round bumps on my head that look like ringworm but they aren't?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

Tinea capitis: If your brother is being treated properly with oral & local antifungal medications, he should not be contagious after 48 hrs of starting the treatment, don't share towels & sheets, his should be washed in hot water, dried in dryer, & if possible ironed. I hope that answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat a ringworm in a child's head?

How do you treat a ringworm in a child's head?

See the Dr.: Ringworm (which actually is caused by a fungus, not a worm) is not just in the skin of the scalp. It's also in the hair follicle (or root). As a result, antifungal creams won't get rid of it completely -- it might look better but will worsen when the cream is stopped. You'll need to take your child to the Dr. For testing and (if tests are positive) for treatment by mouth for several weeks. ...Read more

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Is it true that head & shoulders good for ringworm?

No: Head & shoulders does not contain any anti-fungal medication, which is what ringworm is. You need treatment with an antifungal cream, and if the ringworm is on scalp, you may well need oral anti-fungal medication, as scalp ringworm can be very resistant to topical treatment. ...Read more

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My son appears to have a ringworm in his head. What can I put on it?

Unlikely to fix it: Scalp ringworm invades the hair at the root, creating a continuous source of new infection. Creams you put on the scalp can kill off some of the exposed fungus, but they don't penetrate deep enough to kill it all. Many times it takes a month or two of prescribed oral meds to cure it. ...Read more

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I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

I have a red, raised scaley bump on my head and chest. Is thins ringworm?

It could be but: This really can't be diagnosed without seeing it. We don't have the capability of looking at photos on this part of the site. I would recommend you either see your primary care doctor, a dermatologist, or consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...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


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more