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When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

When certain part of my body heated up, red ring shaped rashes will pop out. Are they ringworm? They will get bigger and itchy.

Hives: These sound like hives. There are many reasons to have hives including allergies however some people get them when they heat it up because a substance called histamine is released under the skin that causes these rashes. If it continues you should be seen by a doctor. ...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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I have a circular red rash on my arm that's spreading. I have been treating it as ringworm but its not going away. Is it ringworm or something else?

I have a circular red rash on my arm that's spreading. I have been treating it as ringworm but its not going away. Is it ringworm or something else?

See your doctor: If you are using otc meds, the are not always effective. Sometimes a prescription antifungal is needed. But there are other types of rashes that can look like ringworm. See you doctor for a recheck. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a red rash around the inner elbow area. It doesn't appear to b ringworm.

My 4 year old has a red rash around the inner elbow area. It doesn't appear to b ringworm.

Rashes: Are hard to diagnose without being seen. A rash in the inner elbow area could be eczema. You can try coconut oil or aveeno (oatmeal) lotion and see if tat helps. You can also try over the counter steroid creams. Before you do anything take a picture to show your doctor in case none of the above helps and yo need to be seen, . ...Read more

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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?

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?

Don't know: Cant say without seeing a picture of it. Bring her to your pediatrician who can look at it and tell you. ...Read more

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I have a circular rash on my foot that was once red but is now more brown. It does not itch and has not spread or gotten bigger. Could it be ringworm?

I have a circular rash on my foot that was once red but is now more brown. It does not itch and has not spread or gotten bigger. Could it be ringworm?

Probably not: 'ringworm' as a dermatophytic skin infection usually itches. Nummular eczema sometimes masquerades as 'ringworm' but also itches. Probably a good idea to let your doctor take a look at this. Can't really tell from your description. ...Read more

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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it: Looked at. Hard to say without additional information. May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more

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I have ringworm on my chest. I applied apple cider vinegar and it turned the rash from red to brown in one application. Is this normal?

I have ringworm on my chest. I applied apple cider vinegar and it turned the rash from red to brown in one application. Is this normal?

Use an antifungal!: Ringworm is not a worm but a rash caused by a fungus. It can frequently be treated by an OTC med such as Lotrimin-AF (antifungal). If that doesn't work see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...

I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...

Dry skin?: It is not easy to guess what the problem is without examination the lesions and getting a more detailed history. Having said that, I would guess that dry skin is the likely cause (Oct is usually dry). Try applying a moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing and see if this helps. ...Read more

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I have a red circle like rash that consumes most of my buttox and goes down my legs I've tried ointments and powders nothing gets rid of it. Don't think it is ringworm. But I'm not sure?

I have a red circle like rash that consumes most of my buttox and goes down my legs I've tried ointments and powders nothing gets rid of it. Don't think it is ringworm. But I'm not sure?

Annular rash: What ointments & powders have you tried? If you've used antifungals (lamisil, etc) without success, best to see fp or dermatologist. Rashes are often hard to diagnose without being seen, especially after they have been the object of hopeful treatments. ...Read more

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Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Besides ringworm what kind of rash can cause a red circle  with a wart like skin tag on the breast area? It showed up over night

Possible infection: Redness with a centrally raise area could be staph infection with acute onset. Since if this infection it could invove deeper breast tissue it is nest to e treated with antibiotics. See physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. If infection spreads to deepr tissue it amy result in scarring and potential future problems with mammography. ...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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My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

Likely not ringworm: Skin rashes are common in infants & a single patch of rash can be a lot of things. From drool rash to ringworm to allergic reaction, etc. If it improves with hydrocortizone it is probably not ringworm. It doesn't sound worrisome at this point so you can bring it up with your pcp at the next scheduled visit. ...Read more

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I've got a rash all over my brest, neck, back ect. They are round dime size red dry in the center and red ring around them like ring worm. Antifungal cream hasn't worked at all and they are spreading all over. I work so much no time to do to a Dr. Please

I've got a rash all over my brest, neck, back ect. They are round dime size red dry in the center and red ring around them like ring worm. Antifungal cream hasn't worked at all and they are spreading all over. I work so much no time to do to a Dr. Please

Rash: This sound like pityriasis rosae. Starts with 1 big patch then spreads allover. It is caused by a virus & is a self limited condition that will resolve spontaneously over tIme. It is best if you show it to your Dr to make sure. Your health comes 1st. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like you're talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

I have several heart shaped rashes on my arms and one on my stomach. I've tried all kinds of ringworm creams assuming that's what it is. Left scars?

Hard to say: A common truism about treatment is when appropriate measures don't fix a problem the diagnosis is likely wrong. Skin rashes can represent infections, local reactions, allergies or systemic illness. Diagnosis is often easy when seen by a trained observer. If your treatment for ringworm isn't working it is likely not ringworm. To find out what it is and treatment options will need a visit. ...Read more

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I have this rash that looks like a ringworm but it's not and it itches also its an oval shape what could this be?

I have this rash that looks like a ringworm but it's not and it itches also its an oval shape what could this be?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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If ringworm spreads enough, can parts of the rash not be in a ring shape? Some parts are rings, others just large patches. Mostly on upper torso area

If ringworm spreads enough, can parts of the rash not be in a ring shape? Some parts are rings, others just large patches. Mostly on upper torso area

Rarely: Ringworm grows relatively slowly, and it would be unlikely to be in "large patches." also, the center may start to look almost normal, but the edges are usually raised and look a little pimply, and the ring is usually complete. ...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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Several circle shapes areas have begun to appear on my torso. They are not red, do not itch, and are not raised. Ringworm OTC treatment didn't help.

Circular rash?: This could be a variety of things, from ranging from pityriasis rosea, a funny infection that causes circular rash to a form of eczema that looks like ringworm. Any contacts with rash? Any travel? Fever? History of allergies or other atopy? Do you take any medicines? We might get to a diagnosis in a prime visit with more history and photos, or see your physician tomorrow. Good Luck! ...Read more

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My niece has a coin shaped rash on her right buttock that is scaly in the middle, but it's not itchy. Could this be a ringworm?

Possible: Generally, I think of ringworm when a lesion has clear center and raised edges. Could be a dry patch of skin called nummular (coin) eczema - this is usually flatter at edges and scales in middle. When in doubt best to have MD look to be sure. Consider using Lotrimen until appt if no sensitive skin problems. If ringworm, it will help. If eczema, the base lotion in cream may help.
http://www. Medicinenet. Com/ringworm/article. Htm ...Read more

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My son is 2 he has a hard lump under he's skin on he's foot it shaped like a ring but is not ringworm, it is not painfull just slightly red?

My son is 2 he has a hard lump under he's skin on he's 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

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I have a rash on my lower back that is almost the shape of a question mark my family doctor said it could be ringworm but my cat is an indoor cat?

Many types: There are many different types of ringworm. You may not have contracted it from your cat. That being said, you should get your cat checked because if it did come from your cat, he needs to be treated too. ...Read more

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I had a c-section in sep 2010, I have big black-red icthy patches on my buttocks and in my upper thigh area & is now spreading, shaped like ringworm.

I had a c-section in sep 2010, I have big black-red icthy patches on my buttocks and in my upper thigh area & is now spreading, shaped like ringworm.

See your doctor.: It is very unlikely to be related to your c-section. Get examined by your doctor right away for prompt diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs.

Needs exam: Red and hot is either hives or abscess formation; however, you will need to submit a photo and I suggest and examination: cannot actually be answered here without a picture or exam. ...Read more

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Red, dry, and hot (not itchy or painful) 10cm-diamater rashes on my mid-outer thighs. Irregular shape is identical on both thighs. Photo in profile.

Not clear: I am not able to see the picture but one consideration is dry skin. You need to moisturize this frequently as this will help most any rash. Another consideration is excema. See your doctor or dermatologist to check this out. ...Read more

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4mo boy has red irregular shapes rashes on face at night, disappear within one hour or so. Rashes not above skin. Don't see at day time. What are they?

4mo boy has red irregular shapes rashes on face at night, disappear within one hour or so. Rashes not above skin. Don't see at day time. What are they?

They sound like they: Could be hives, which may be a reaction to something in his environment or something he is eating (if he is on solid foods). Has he been recently weaned from breast milk? Have him seen by his pediatrician, or if the rash isn't there at all during the day, try to take a photo and show it to his doctor. If you are on HealthTap Prime, you could do a consult with one of us. ...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. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more