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Ringworm In Nose
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
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
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 more
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!?
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 more
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
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
I suddenly got a small "weird" circle, about 3mm diameter right on the head of my penis. I am uncircumcised. Can this be ringworm?
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
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
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
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?
My doc told me I have scalp ringworm. I have been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) pills and shampoo for 3 weeks and the bald spot on my head has doubled in size. Normal?
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?
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?
4yr old had severe tonsillitis for 6mths, had to try diff antibiotic. Now has rash resemble ring worm on chest, neck & sores behind ears & in head. Ichy?
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
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