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Ringworm In Nose
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
Lining change: If there is white tissue inside the nose then it usually is a lining change, squamous metaplasia, that forms on an area that is constantly irritated. It is a protective response. Often there are yellow to bloody crusts that cover these areas because this area no longer can clean itself. Suggest saline 3x daily followed by sesame oil. ...Read more
A constant itch in one nostril.No hair on inner walls of nostrils but instead red skin.No bleeding.No stuffiness.Never have experienced allergies.Help?
Doubt allergy: It would be unusual to suffer from nasal allergy and to have strictly one-sided symptoms. Without examining you and looking inside the nose (with an appropriate instrument), it would be inadvisable to suggest a diagnosis. You should see a physician. As a temporary (until you see a physician) measure you could try a lubricating nasal spray such as nasogel or rhinaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many of us have staph living in our noses. It is often completely harmless. It only needs to be treated if we are having recurrent skin infections, or those we live with/are in close contact with are. We have lots of bacteria in and on us; in fact there are more bacterial cells than human cells. Amazing but true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies: I hate to say it, but itching/sneezing/runny nose, provided you're not sick at the time with a viral infection, is usually the result of environmental or seasonal allergies. Even if you've never had them before, you can actually develop allergies at any age, though don't give up hope as you can lose them too. It's worth checking your environment; any new exposures that could account for this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Yes, but nasal infections can be very serious and you should only use under direction of a doctor. ...Read more
Recovered from fungal ear infection,water enters in to the ear while bathing,again can see white powdery stuff in ear.Is it fungal debris ?
Can the inside of the ear be infested by scabies?I put on my ear a stethoscope used by someone infested with scabies , now my ears are itching
Not the usual site: Scabies can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia. They aren't usually found on the face/scalp of adults. It would be more common to see scabies in scalp hair in children. ...Read more
Dry nose. Have hard scabs in nose that bleed sometimes. Hurts to blow nose. Live in colorado very dry climate. How can I soften nose to prevent?
Sometimes impetigo: Sometimes scabs in the nose may just be from dryness, but other times, they may become secondarily infected. If vaseline or neosporin don't work, there is a chance it could be an impetigo infection. In such which case you would need to have an appointment for evaluation and a possible a prescription for something like mupirocin (an antibiotic) ointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's a good way to cure dandruff, peeling skin on nose, constantly stuffy nose, and foot eczema?
See below: All thesee may be related or totally unrelated the best thing to do is to see a dermatologist and see if they are realted or not and then get treatment for them. ...Read more
Stuffy nose: nasal congestion = stuffy nose.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair?
What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area?
Would this fungus spread?
See below: For dandruff; you can control it with frequent hair washing, it will become less of a problem as you age. For fungal infection in private parts, there are medications available without prescription. You may ask a pharmacist and consult this site for suggestions. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more
I've had nasal cellulitis a month. I'm taking antibiotics and use Bactroban in nostrils. Rash on cheeks spread to eyelid. Will Bactroban help eyelid?
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
Hi I have had ringworm on my nose for a few weeks. The doc prescribed daktakort and i've used it for a week and it's still red. Can it take a while?
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). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ringworm is in my nose 2.spreading like crazy after treating it . For 2weeks and it itches so bad. If it itches does it mean it's spreading ??
Ringworm: In general, I would normally tell a patient that if rigworm itches it does not definitely mean it is spreading ...Read more
I need help with a yellowinsh bumps near my nose that does not look like pimples but its not ringworm... Help please!?
Bump: May be an infected cyst. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
Does ringworm only affect cutaneous areas or can it affect mucous membranes like mouth lips nose and eyes as well?
Both r possible: Unusual to see this on mucous membranes, but can happen. ...Read more
Is ringworm of the scalp different than ringworm of the body? And if I have it on my body, can it spread to my head? How soon will I know if it spread
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
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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