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Ringworm Of The Foot
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
What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?
I have itchy red flea bite looking bumps on top of feet and red not bumpy circles almost looks like ringworm on bottom of foot and palms of hands. ?
A 1000 word picture.: Unfortunately, trying to identify the nature of skin conditions or infections is extremely difficult to do without actually seeing it. Let's face it, a lot of these conditions have the same general appearance. A real time exam or at least several high quality images are necessary for an accurate opinion. ...Read more
How can I prevent skin infections, naturally? I find that I am prone to skin infections like ringworm, athlete's foot, infected hair folicles. What are some holistic methods of prevention?
Yes: Same organisms, different body part.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: In fact may make it worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
How do you distinguish athletes foot from ringworm? What's the best way to relieve dry, itchy feet?
I get red itchy burning patches with white circles in them on the bottom of my feet.They come and go and change places. What could it be. Not ringworm?
Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?
I've had ringworm for about 7 years and my husband has had foot fungus since little. Can that be transmitted to our baby when pregnant?
No fetal transmissio: Ringworm and athlete's foot type fungal infections are not to spread through the placenta to the developing baby. They are spread more from skin contact. Both ringworm and athletes foot respond to topical and oral medications,and if those have been used consistently without resolving, I would question the diagnosis. ...Read more
My son is 2 he has a hard lump under hes skin on hes foot it shaped like a ring but is not ringworm, it is not painfull just slightly red?
Wart: Several possibilities, but it sounds like a plantar's wart .The doctor would know or a picture may help.Other considerations include a bugbite or splinter.More info would help, such as how long it has been there, how big, etc. ...Read more