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Ringworm On Hands
Topical antifungals: Are readily available over the counter are usually effective at clearing up superficial fungal infections. Symptoms which do not improve or worsen after diligent application for several days should prompt an evaluation by your healthcare practitioner for more definitive treatment with oral medications. ...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
Hey I have ringworm on my hand. How do I hide it? Or make it less noticeable? My friends and people are seeing. It got bigger even though I use a cream
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: If properly diagnosed and treated, ringworm of the hand should be completely resolved by 5 weeks. At worse there might be some residual faint pink tint to the skin and it may be a little smoother than normal, but no scarring. In individuals with darker pigmented skin the area of the healed infection is likely to be lighter for several months. ...Read more
Someone had ringworm and her hand brushed against mine when I was handing her change. I used loads of hand sanitizer. Can I get ringworm too?
Ring worm : From the way you describe your potential exposure and the precautions that you have already taken I consider it extremely unlikely that you contracted ringworm yourself. Plus, while it is unsightly, it can easily be treated, even if you should develop symptoms down the road. ...Read more
Is rubing alcohol or nonsente hand sanetiser on my ringworm before putting my medicated medicine good or bad?
Immaterial: It will make little or no difference, since the alcohol evaporates rapidly and will not do any damage to the antifungal action of your medicated ointment, and eliminating a few bacteria with the alcohol will neither improve nor deteriorate the dermatophytic fungus causing your ringworm. ...Read more
I suffer from eczema on the hands year round. I recently developed two perfectly round rings on the side of my hands. Can ringworm be painful?
Itching: Eczema is common caused by contact allergens (gloves, wetness, fur) and causes inflammation which is itchy. The areas you are referring to might have become lichenified or inflamed to the point where they are red, thickened, and painful. This does not discount the fact that skin breakdown from eczema can increase your chance of opportunistic infections like the fungus that causes ringworm. ...Read more
I woke up with a small cluster of bumps on my hand. It only hurts when to touch and it is red. Could it be ringworm? My cousin has it and I have a cat
It is posible: The only way to find out to check it and receive treatment. ...Read more
If u have body ringworm. Could it be in my scalp since it's on my wrist and hands? I'm worried I spread it to my scalp.
It could be: Ringworm on the scalp often looks similar to that on the body. If you're fair skinned it may look slightly red, round, slightly raised on the outside perimeter & clearer/flatter in the center. It can sometimes scale and may itch. The treatment is different for the scalp, though, requiring Rx oral anti-fungal medication instead of topical creams. ...Read more
I found a ringworm on my thigh, and around that time my hands started to get dry, flaky, and peel a tad. They aren't red or itchy, is this ringworm?
How do you tell ringworm from other skin conditions on ur hands n fingers? My cats possibly came in contact don't have it n im worried about gettin it
Typical appearance..: Ringworm is very easily obtained from cats. Remember it is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesions have a very characteristic appearance and are itchy, and respond well to over the counter anti-fungal creams (Clotrimazole, Terbinafine, etc), but should be treated for a full two weeks at least to ensure resolution. Topical treatments work for all ringworm except those in the scalp. ...Read more
How do I stop ringworm from spreading? I think I got it from my cat and no matter how much I try to how much I do, it's spreading. It started under my arm now it's on my arm, face, hands.... It's awful. Using an anti-fungal cream as well.
Fugal o r bacteria: Odd to spread so fast and far. Could it be bacteria? Might need antibiotis. If it's ringworm might have to add an oral dose to topical cream for 2-3 weeks to knock it. Get a doctor to confirm diagnosis and pick the best meds. I use both topical and pill in aggressive or advanced cases. If you can send clt. Ose-up focused shot. Should help. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a ringworm I think, had it for 4 weeks now, creams don't work, getting worse and bigger, on top of right hand — ketazol / lamisil and selsun used so far?
Not ringworm: If it is not responding to lamisil applied twice daily for 2 wks then it is probably not ringworm, and you should have it checked by your Dr. Other conditions can look similar to ringworm, like nummular eczema, contact dermatitis, bacterial infections etc. your Dr or dermatologist would be able to help determine which treatment would work best. ...Read more
My daughter has a rash in between her fingers where the finger connects to the next finger/hand. Lamisil (terbinafine) isn't working so is this not a ringworm?
Maybe: Ringworm/fungal infection is occasionally found between fingers and toes. This could be a fungal infection that is resistant to lamisil (terbinafine). However, eczema can also imitate fungal infection, and cause redness and peeling and itching. You may want your doctor to take a fine scraping of rash and send to lab for microscopy before further treatment. You can fine tune the treatment, knowing the cause. ...Read more
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
I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?
Ringworm infection: Ringworm infection is caused by fungus and rarely causes blisters. If you did not get seen i strongly recommend for u to see ur doctor for an accurate diagnosis. If it is fungal infection and tinactin (tolnaftate) did not help you may need to take a prescription medicine by mouth. ...Read more
Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. Cat scratch disease or ringworm?
Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read more
Recently I've gotten a skin rash that looks like ringworms.also the back of my hands peel and my. Body tingles all over...this morning the back upper?
See doctor: For evaluation and diagnosis so that you can get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
If someone has ringworm on their wrist, Can they spread ringworm to someone if they wash their hair?
Yes, if the area is: Not covered, it is possible...but unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nail polish: Nail fungus is difficult to eradicate. It may take months depending on its severity. I don't think clear nail polish will do much. See a dermatologist for help ...Read more
My 11 year old has a little rash on the inside of her wrist. It isn't red or itchy. It kind of forms a ring. Is it ringworm?
Dont know: Cant say without seeing a picture of it. Bring her to your pediatrician who can look at it and tell you. ...Read more
Is a ringworm always itchy?
I have what looks like a ringworm on my wrist for 8 months. Not itchy or sore but has slowly spread to 4 times the size.
Ringworm: Yes it can stay for months if not treated and can increase in size, can be non itchy if you applied some antinflammatory creams, that would help the itch but won't treat it, better see your doctor/dermatologist ...Read more
If I have a fungus in my toe nail is it possible that it could cause me to get ringworm on my skin?
They are : 2 different problems so get it checked by dermatologist or podiatrist in area. ...Read more
Pls gve me advise to get rid of ringworm on my skin and nail! Pls see my profile picture for reference. Have duracan and elica m cream gven by derma.
Do what derma says.: Duracan is an antifungal that can be used to treat ringworm. The elica m cream contains another antifungal as well as a steroid. This antifungal treats the ringworm, and the steroid just helps the ringworm be less red and itchy. There are lots of ways to treat ringworm. It is harder to kill fungus on nails so be sure to follow up with your dermatologist whenever you're supposed to go back. ...Read more
Can you get ring worm from a human from direct contact with circled rashes or contact in general I have it and keep my hands cleanThey are on my hips?
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