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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).

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm ...Read more

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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

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My hair is itching and falling out, very easy even if I rub my hair it fall in strands, but no ringworm on head, tips of eyelashes are white also?

My hair is itching and falling out, very easy even if I rub my hair it fall in strands, but no ringworm on head, tips of eyelashes are white also?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Does head and shoulders selenium sulfide help ringworm on scalp?

No: Selenium-containing dandruff shampoo helps treat a mild fungus on the skin, called tinea versicolor. The shampoo doesn't get rid of ringworm on the scalp, which is a different type of tinea infection, called tinea capitis. A dermatologist or a primary care doctor can help with ringworm of the scalp. ...Read more

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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care. ...Read more

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Cat from animal shelter brought home ringworm & gave it to my rabbit. Would pyrithione zinc shampoo help prevent me from getting it on my head?

Cat from animal shelter brought home ringworm & gave it to my rabbit. Would pyrithione zinc shampoo help prevent me from getting it on my head?

Good hygiene: Good hygiene in general may prevent an infection, but dandruff shampoos may not provide any particular benefit. If you do develop an infection of the scalp, topical treatment will not work - you would require an oral therapy to clear the infection from the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Can facial ring worm spread to the inside of your nose?

Yes: You should make sure that you treat the "ring worm" appropriately and try not to scratch. Sometimes it can become superinfected with staph or strep from hands and fingernails. If the rash becomes sticky or spreads to the inner part of the nose be sure to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I treat ring worm on my face? Forehead on the side of my nose to the bottom of my chin help please and thank you

Ring worm: Are you sure you have ring worm infection?? If yes then you may buy "clotrimazole" from any drug store. You may apply twice a day X 4- 6 weeks. If there is no improvement in 7-10 days then please get yourself seen. ...Read more

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What if the ring worm is all over the body but not the head or nails is that then saver and can ring worm be like acne bumps also?

What if the ring worm is all over the body but not the head or nails is that then saver and can ring worm be like acne bumps also?

Not necessarily: Ringworm on the skin (opposed to nail or hair involvement) is generally easier to clear with topical or oral medications. Sometimes ringworm can develop pustules that look like acne buy more typically is in a ring pattern with scaled and elevated borders. ...Read more

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My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

Dermatologist: Evaluation is warranted, possibly he is suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis or some other scaly skin condition, shaving isn't the treatment, proper management is needed, good luck ...Read more

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Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Had ring worm on scalp as a kid. Left a bald spot top corner of head. Mole on spot was brown now pink. Hurts to touch and sometimes shooting pain.

Skin findings: It is very hard to diagnose skin lesions over the telephone. If tender you might have an infection. Start with seeing your primary doctor and if needed, a dermatologist. Be prepared to say how long the problem has been there, any medications and other symptoms. This needs to be seen in person. ...Read more

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How to cure ringworm?

Antifungal med: Ringworm is a skin infection secondary to fungus. Medications such as Miconazole applied to the area as directed on the package should be successful. These medications, creams and lotions, are usually in the "foot" section of a pharmacy or grocery store. You should be certain of what you are treating and if it does not improve with treatment see your pcp. ...Read more

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What's test 4 ringworm?

Micro exam, culture: Most of the time a dermatologist can diagnosis ringworm on visual exam alone. However, a microscopic exam (koh) or fungal culture (dtm) can be used to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to remove ringworm?

Direct contact: Most commonly the family pet brings it in the house. Give the pet a bathe if you have an outbreak. ...Read more

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What to do for ringworm?

Ring worm: See you physician to make sure it is ring worm and start topical therapy
if it is on scalp, nails - oral medication is needed. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ringworm?

Ringworms: Dermatophytes (skin fungi) survive on dead layer of keratin protein on top of skin & cause infection. They rarely invade deeper layers of skin. ...Read more

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Why is ringworm so stubborn?

Please clarify: Was the diagnosis made by a physician? Were you treated and how? How long was the treatment? Please provide as much detail as you can. ...Read more

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How did I contract ringworm?

Moisture: Warm and moist areas of the body can predispose someone for contracting a fungus. Cleansing the skin and drying the area well can prevent infection. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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