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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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Could ringworm happen on penis?

Could ringworm happen on penis?

Yes, But...: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, similar to the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch. It can affect any skin on any part of the body. However, on your penis, it may also be overflow from jock itch or even yeast under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Can you get ringworm on your penis?

Can you get ringworm on your penis?

Yes, But...: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, similar to the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch. It can affect any skin on any part of the body. However, on your penis, it may also be overflow from jock itch or even yeast under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Can a man have ringworm on his penis?

Can a man have ringworm on his penis?

Yes, But...: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin, similar to the fungus that causes athlete's foot and jock itch. It can affect any skin on any part of the body. However, on your penis, it may also be overflow from jock itch or even yeast under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Can a male get a ringworm on his penis?

Yes: You can get ringworm on any skin or scalp surface. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment if indicated. Sexual partners may need simultaneous treatment as well. ...Read more

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Can a man get ringworm on his penis? How can it be cured?

Can a man get ringworm on his penis? How can it be cured?

Yes: Topical anti-fungals. The treatments labeled for jock-itch will work. ...Read more

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How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

How does a 12 month old get ringworm on his penis?

Doesn't: Ringworm (fungal infection) does not typically occur on the penis. Candida or yeast may be on the glans penis but so can psoriasis and a whole array of other conditions so please have your child checked by a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in skin conditions. ...Read more

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If you have ringworm on your penis can that affect you having babies?

Don't fret: This should not interfere with the delivery of healthy sperm to their destination. You might want to treat it with topical meds and wash them off prior to reproductive work. It should respond to topical meds within a week or so. If it doesn't you need to have the doc make sure that is what it is. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ringworm on my penis?

Be sure of diagnosis: There are different fungi that may be lumped under the diagnosis of ringworm. Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for 3-4 weeks is usually effective if the lesion is confined to non hair bearing areas, but ringworm on scalp, beard and pelvic areas usually require oral medication with griseofulvin or fluconazole, etc. ...Read more

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Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for ringworm on my penis?

Yes: Assuming your diagnosis is correct lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an effective treatment for fungal infections (ringworm). However "ringworm" infections involving the penis are somewhat unusual. Yeast infections would be a more likely fungal infection involving the penis and yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) would work for that too. ...Read more

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I have ringworm on my penis and it's bright red circles, I am using lotromin, is that gonna work or do I need to go to a doctor?

I have ringworm on my penis and it's bright red circles, I am using lotromin, is that gonna work or do I need to go to a doctor?

See answer: Difficult to be precise without seeing the rash or location (shaft or glans, circumcised or not). Ringworm is a misnomer as does not occur or apply to rashes on the penis. Though your rash may be caused by a yeast-like fungus (Rx: antifungal), other causes include irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, or skin-type dermatitis: atopic, lichen planus, psoriatic, etc (Rx: topical steroid). See MD. ...Read more

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I am unmarried, never had sex, no uti, but penile tip burns, a ringworm infection in penis cured 5 months ago, once ejaculated in a semi hard erection.

I am unmarried, never had sex, no uti, but penile tip burns, a ringworm infection in penis cured 5 months ago, once ejaculated in a semi hard erection.

Prostatitis: A burning pain at the tip of the penis may suggest prostate irritation. Go see a urologist and get examined. Hope this is better soon. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is ringworm on my circumcised penis shaft right under the glans, what treatment should I use since it's sensitive area.?

See doctor: First, you need to find out exactly what it is. It could be a ringworm, but it also could be psoriasis, an allergic rash, or many other possibilities. If it is ringworm you doctor will prescribe an appropriate anti-fungal treatment. If it is psoriasis or another inflammatory condition, (s)he will prescribe an anti-inflammatory cream that is safe for that area. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use fluocinonide on ringworm of the glans penis? It was prescribed alternating with lotrimin (clotrimazole). The area serms angry red and more sensitive.

Is it ok to use fluocinonide on ringworm of the glans penis? It was prescribed alternating with lotrimin (clotrimazole). The area serms angry red and more sensitive.

You should: Return to your doctor to make sure that this is not something more serious than a fungus infection. Also you should have test for diabetes or other systemic medical condition. In any event, if it is getting worse on this treatment, you need to return to your doctor. ...Read more

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Hy It's been fortnight and over that am suffering with ringworm likewise infection under my penis skin causing deep irritation while I piss Please a d?

Hy It's been fortnight and over that am suffering with ringworm likewise infection under my penis skin causing deep irritation while I piss Please a d?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. However, you may try over the counter ringworm treatment. If that does not improve the matter in 3-4days, please see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had what I thought was ringworm around genitals I think it may of spread to penis shaft?

May not be fungus: You should see a dermatologist to be sure that you do have a fungal infection. From what you described you may not have one. I really cannot tell what you have. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection at the top of my penis that looks like ringworm and some area of my penis becomes scaly. I feel itchy during night. What's this?

I have a skin infection at the top of my penis that looks like ringworm and some area of my penis becomes scaly. I feel itchy during night. What's this?

Penis rash: It could very well be a fungal dermatitis. Over the counter anti fungal creams are worth a try. If it doesn't clear up with this treatment, best to see a urologist for exam. ...Read more

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Can you get ringworm or fungal infection under and on glans of circumcised penis from sweating?

Can you get ringworm or fungal infection under and on glans of circumcised penis from sweating?

Yes: Depending on hygene, sexual practice, duration of excessive moisture...yes, fungal infections can happen on an uncircumcised penis. They are less common and easier to treat ...Read more

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I have ichy patches around my penis area and the bend in my inner thigh. Some looks like ringworms. Plz help me?

I have ichy patches around my penis area and the bend in my inner thigh. Some looks like ringworms. Plz help me?

Possibly Jock itch: This could be jock itch, a type of fungal infection that commonly involves the groin and places with creases. Sometimes an over the counter anti fungal can help. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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Can u get a ring worm on the gland of your penis?

Probably: I must admit, however, that I've never seen such a case. You should consult with an urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.?

My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.?

Yeast perhaps?: The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys. Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

How are athlete’s foot and ringworm related?

Same thing: Both are terms for a fungus infection of the skin. Different terms refer to different locations in the body... ...Read more

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My son had a ringworm on his left leg which lasted more than four months and is gone not long thereafter he got one on the right leg and it’s been the?

See below: If it ring worm, it should respond to ointment available at a drug store. It usually has salicylic acid in it. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/CON-20021104 ...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